Injury claim news
Compensation claim made against surgeon for medical blunder
A widow whose husband died during surgery for a hernia has been awarded an undisclosed sum of injury compensation.
The 61-year-old contacted personal injury solicitors and made a compensation claim against a consultant surgeon after her husband died from a blood clot in the lungs during an operation in September 2001.
Her injury compensation claim states that the surgeon failed to diagnose that her husband was suffering from deep vein thrombosis.
After receiving the news that she would be awarded damages for her compensation claim, she said, "I just hope that what I've done will save lives in the future.
"Doctors need to know that every now and again they are going to come across someone like me - someone who won't go away."
Her personal injury solicitor said, "It's clear there were serious shortcomings that led to George's sudden and unexpected death, which came about as a result of what should have been a straightforward procedure to repair a hernia."
It has not been revealed how much the woman was awarded for her medical negligence compensation claim.