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£55,000 awarded when a catheter was negligently inserted

£55,000 was awarded to our client following damage to his bladder when a catheter was negligently inserted.

What happened?

Our client suffers from Crohn’s disease. His doctors advised his condition may be improved if he was fitted with a ileostomy bag. The client had an operation in June 2014 and the procedure was conducted by keyhole surgery.

Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

Our client began to feel generally unwell. He was in pain and blood was seeping through his back passage. He attended his local GP numerous time to be told this was normal after such an invasive surgery. He then attended tow separate A&E departments within a week of each other who told him the same.

However, the blood continued and his partner decided to ring an ambulance a week later. He was sent for a CT scan and this revealed a suspicious cloudy mass in his abdomen which required surgery. Following the operation, the client was taken to an intensive care unit where he was left to recover for three days. During this time, he was extremely ill and lost a considerable amount of weight.


When it became apparent that the catheter had been inserted incorrectly, it was removed immediately. The nurses had to then insert a super pubic catheter in our clients stomach. The super pubic catheter also caused problems and our had client attended A&E to request that they removed it.

Our client began to have trouble with passing urine. He attended his local GP practice to be told it is possible he could have muscle damage from the initial catheter that was inserted. He is now incontinent and regularly has accidents each day. As a young man this has caused considerable embarrassment.

As a result of the pain and suffering our client received, £55,000 was recovered in compensation.

Medical Negligence

If you feel you’ve been subjected to instances of medical negligence, please contact the Hampson Hughes clinical negligence team today to see if you are eligible to claim compensation, call us free on 0800 888 6888, or email us at

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