An 18-year-old mum died after negligent brain surgery at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Rachel Bradshaw, who died in February 2009, had suffered liver failure after a paracetamol overdose and attended Northampton General Hospital A & E department.
Unfortunately, a delay in treatment meant she had to be sent to Birmingham for a transplant. It was there that negligent brain surgery led to a pressure bolt being ‘incompetently’ drilled too far into Rachel’s brain.
Rachel’s parents are suing for psychiatric damage and on behalf of Rachel’s seven-year-old daughter for the loss of her mum. Northampton General Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust both deny liability for the teenager’s death, although Birmingham Trust admitted on 14th November that the bolt had been inserted wrongly into Rachel’s brain and this had led to her death.
If someone you care about has died as a result of negligent surgery, you may be able to make a claim for compensation, so get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out more.
How to claim for negligent surgery
Surgeons are highly qualified medical professionals who specialise in their respective fields, so when you go in for surgery, you expect it to go well and experience no problems. However, mistakes can and do happen, and if you have been affected by negligent surgery, this could have serious consequences for your health.
You may be left suffering and in pain after surgery has gone wrong – in some cases, such as the story above, negligent surgery even leads to a fatality. Whatever impact medical negligence has had on your life, you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering, so get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today to see if you’re eligible to claim.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Source: Mail Online