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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Clinical negligence admitted by NHS following botched operation

    By David Brown on July 18, 2014

    A woman who suffered through paralysis of her face and finally underwent an operation to provide her with a smile later found herself unable to smile again after a botched operation at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Carly Swann experienced the initial paralysis when she was a teenager of 14 and she had to live with the paralysis for several years.

    Eventually she had a successful operation at the Northern General Hospital in Leeds, where a muscle from her thigh was used to enable her to smile again. Two years later however, Carly suffered a brain infection that required another operation. Surgeons at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital had neglected to request her original operation notes from the Northern General Hospital and this led to them using the muscle that had given her back her smile.

    The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has now admitted they were clinically negligent in the case and she has been awarded compensation as a result. After a total of 16 operations Carly has decided not to go through with any more to try and rectify the mistake.

    Claiming compensation after a case of clinical negligence

    It is important to point out that cases like these do not happen very often. However, hospitals are busy places and many complex decisions have to be made regarding the treatment of each patient. Although a botched operation is rare it does occur, as we have seen in this particular case.

    It is vital to seek the proper advice if you feel you have been involved in a situation like this. Make sure you consult a professional injury compensation lawyer within three years of the incident so you have a chance to claim compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with the no-obligation advice you need

    When you are in a situation like this it can be difficult to know who to turn to. Fortunately AAH is at the other end of the phone and you can reach us by calling our free 24/7 enquiry line for more information. With Esther Rantzen as our patron you can have confidence in our standing in the industry and our years of experience in helping people who have succumbed to clinical negligence of some kind.

    Don’t leave it a moment longer: get in touch today and discover your legal position now. We can help you launch a no win, no fee** claim if you have a good chance of winning.

    Source: Daily Mail

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    Date Published: July 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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