Patient with implant punctured during surgery awarded £25,000.00

Published: 7th August 2018

We settled a claim on behalf of a client who had a breast enlargement operation where the breast implant had negligently been punctured by the surgeon during the operation. Over the next 6 months, the breast deflated and became painful.

As a result, the claimant had to undergo a further breast operation to replace the punctured implant.

Proceedings were issued against the surgeon personally because he was self-employed rather than being employed by the Hospital. Unfortunately, he had emigrated.

Liability was denied but the case was settled for £25,000.00.

If you or a loved one have had surgery or another medical procedure that has gone wrong, give us a call on 01226 731314 and we will advise you as to whether we can help on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. We have solicitors who can also help with accidents at work or road traffic accidents.

This article is too brief to fully explain the law and should not be relied upon as legal advice.