Delays in diagnosis and treatment, as well as sepsis, changed Adam’s life

  • July 19, 2018
  • Delays in diagnosing and treating Adam’s infected gallbladder meant that his ability to walk was limited, he needed help in his home and couldn’t carry on with his normal life after surgery.

    Adam came to surgery error claims solicitor, Charis Haynes, at Medical Accident Group, for help and she continued on the investigation behalf of his direct family and his estate, even after his sad death.

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    Understanding Adam’s Surgery Claim

    Adam went into hospital by ambulance complaining of abdominal pain which he had been suffering from for over a week, diarrhoea and vomiting streaky red blood, with a pain around the kidney area.  On examination in hospital, a rash was noted on the right hand side of his abdomen and blistering and scabs were noted around the area of the rash.  The diagnosis at this time was shingles with likely Mallory Weiss lesions.  He was prescribed a two week course of Aclivor, codamol and ibuprofen and discharged the same day.

    Eleven days later on 6th February 2015, Adam again called for an ambulance and was admitted to hospital complaining of chest pain and weight loss.  He was examined and sent for a chest x-ray, with a working diagnosis of resolving shingles.  He remained in hospital and was eventually taken for surgery 11 days later for laparoscopic cholecystectomy and on table cholangiogram due to an inflamed gallbladder mass which was subsequently identified as being the cause of his symptoms.

    Due to the delay in taking him to surgery the operation was complicated. His recovery from this operation was not straightforward, however. He suffered from sepsis in his bile duct, and need another operation as a result. He then suffered from hospital-acquired pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism.  He was in hospital for another six weeks before he could be transferred to a community hospital for rehabilitation.

    When Adam came home, his problems were not over. He only had limited walking ability and couldn’t continue his normal life as before.

    At this point Adam approached Medical Accident Group for help in making a claim for clinical negligence as a result of his surgery errors, sepsis and hospital infections.

    Unfortunately he, sadly, died from unrelated health problems, while that claim was being looked into. Charis and the team were able to continue that investigation on behalf of his direct family and his estate.

    Medical Negligence Specialist, Charis Haynes Explains:

    “This is a very sad case. Originally we were appointed to try and help Adam secure compensation that would help him adapt to his new way of life.  Unfortunately we were not able to do this whilst Adam was still alive.  However, despite his death  we were still able to ensure access to justice on behalf of the estate, when the Adam no longer had a voice..”

    If you have suffered a surgery error, sepsis or hospital infection, our claims experts can help you with your claim – call us on 0800 050 1668 or start your claim online now.

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