HomeNews & InsightsLavelle Partners secures significant settlement for Plaintiff who suffered a substantial bladder injury during surgery which led to her needing to lose a kidney

Lavelle Partners secures significant settlement for Plaintiff who suffered a substantial bladder injury during surgery which led to her needing to lose a kidney

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The Plaintiff in this matter  underwent a hysterectomy in a Dublin hospital.

During the course of the surgery, her surgeon negligently injured our client’s right ureter which propels urine from her right kidney to her bladder. Resulting from cutting out client’s right ureter, our client needed further surgery to remove her right kidney within two weeks of the initial surgery.

The Plaintiff instructed Lavelle Partners to investigate her circumstances and we obtained expert evidence from a UK-based consultant gynaecologist. The expert confirmed that the injury our client suffered was the result of a significant breach of her surgeon’s duty of care. A subsequent report from a consultant urological surgeon confirmed that our client was at increased risk of renal dysfunction in the future as a result of losing one of her kidneys.

Proceedings were issued on behalf of the Plaintiff and the case was successfully settled for a significant sum plus costs in advance of the trial date.

For more information, please contact Avril Scally, Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department, or Mark Jones, Solicitor, Medical Negligence Department.