Ulnar Nerve Cut During Laparoscopic Surgery: £152K Compensation Awarded For Negligence

Summary

Clinical negligence claim brought by the claimant for damage to ulnar nerve which resulted in permanent paralysis and pain of the claimant’s left arm and hand.

Settlement

£152,500 settlement for claimant who suffered permanent ulnar nerve injury.

What Happened

The claimant suffered a fracture of her left elbow and attended A&E at Barnsley hospital where she was advised that she needed a radial head replacement. Following the surgery the claimant developed weakness of her grip and pain. She underwent further laparoscopic surgery during which her ulnar nerve was severed. This was not discovered until the claimant underwent further surgery.

Following surgery the claimant suffered from ongoing pain and discomfort in her left arm and hand. She was often unable to sleep as the pain was so bad and on multiple occasions had to attend A&E to have morphine. The claimant was advised that they could attempt a nerve repair but there was no guarantee that this would be successful.

The defendant made some admissions in their letter of response and the parties agreed to attend a mediation prior to issuing court proceedings.

Devonshires obtained compensation for the claimant in the sum of £152,500 so that she could access appropriate treatment and to take into account her loss of earnings claim as she was no longer able to work as a chef.

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