Medical Negligence – Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gall Bladder Operation by Key Hole Surgery) – client receives compensation

Posted By admin - 23rd July 2012

Moosa- Duke Solicitors have successfully concluded a claim for medical negligence against University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust for a negligently performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Our client was experiencing severe stomach pains. Investigations confirmed the presence of gallstones and, our client was therefore advised that he would need key hole surgery.

After a lengthy delay, our client was eventually seen by a Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon.  The consultant recommended a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder) which was performed at Leicester General Hospital. Our client was expecting to be allowed home the same day; however, he was kept in over night as he was in a lot of pain and unable to tolerate fluids.

Our client was discharged the following day and no follow up outpatient appointment was arranged.  Two days later he had to be re-admitted into hospital on an emergency basis, as he was vomiting and had a high temperature.

Investigations confirmed that our client had sustained a bile duct injury during the laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He had to undergo further extensive surgery following which he required care in the High Dependency Unit for a few days. Our client was in hospital for almost two weeks. He has been left with some ongoing difficulties.

The hospital accepted that there had been medical negligence and Liability was admitted. The claim was settled for £20,000.00.