£65,000 in compensation after failed TVT surgery
Hampson Hughes Solicitors successfully received £65,000 in compensation for our client, after increased suffering from a failed TVT surgery.
Our client, suffered with a prolapsed bladder and stress incontinence. This caused urinary leakage. Our client attended her GP as she was experiencing severe discomfort.
The GP referred our client to the hospital for correction of prolapsed bladder and bowel and TVT surgery. Following on from the procedure everything seemed fine. A routine bladder scan was performed and our client was told by the consultant, she was to be catheterised for the next 7 days to rest her bladder, however she could return home the following day.
The next day, the catheter was in fact removed by a nurse. When our client returned home she became really uncomfortable. She could not pass urine and ended up returning to A&E where she was immediately catheterised. She was then discharged and attended a follow up appointment with her consultant a few days later. Our client was back and forth over many months to be told she was not passing enough urine and re-catheterised.
Our client was then referred to a clinic to be taught to self-catheterise. Her bladder was permanently damaged due to numerous litres of urine being retained.
Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment
Our client was advised she could have Botox injections to her bladder, which could help with the increased urgency and frequency, but effectively stops the bladder from working. Following on from the injections, our client didn’t feel like it benefited her at all. She also picked up multiple infections and was passing blood clots.
When returning for a follow up, it was explained to our client that she had a prolonged infection in the bladder. She was again prescribed antibiotics and sent home.
Prior to TVT surgery, our client was mobile and unrestricted in life. She dealt with her own personal care and undertook most of the house work. Our client enjoyed holidays with her husband which she now feels is impossible. Our client had the surgery to put things right and instead had suffered more problems, which she will have to deal with for the rest of her life.
As a result of the pain and suffering our client received £65,000 in compensation.