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Gall Bladder Removal Complications

C underwent surgery to remove her gall bladder but unfortunately a substandard surgical technique was used which resulted in the division of the bile duct. 

Further there was a failure to recognise and treat the injury to the bile duct which was not reconstructed until much later.

The expert evidence which we received suggested that the actions of the operating surgeon were indefensible and indeed an early admission was made albeit further expert evidence was necessary dealing with C’s condition and prognosis.  C had erratic bowel habits, suffered persistent bouts of nausea, was not able to return to work and would need to be monitored for the rest of her life. She also suffered psychologically.

Eventually it was possible to resolve her claim and she accepted the sum of £160,000.000.