30 November 2005
A 78 year old man, who lives independently despite being wheelchair bound, was recently represented by Henry Dyson
of the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day & Co
. He underwent an operation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich
, South-East London known as a Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostrate (TURP)
for what was thought to be Bladder Outlet Obstruction
in July 1997. Having had a past medical history of peripheral vascular disease he had been taking anticoagulation medication for some years.
However our client felt that his doctors had not explained to him that he was to undergo a TURP operation and had not given him a chance to consent and to appreciate the particular risks that the operation entailed. Leigh Day argued that the internal bleeding caused by the TURP operation caused his blood to clot
which caused an obstruction
to the blood supply to the nerves supplying the spine and his consequent serious disability. The Trust argued that the general nature of the operation had been clearly explained and that the injury was an inevitable reaction to surgery.
Happily our client’s claim settled for a substantial
sum of damages shortly before trial after a settlement meeting without an admission of liability.
For further information about this case please contact Henry Dyson
on 020 7650 1200.
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