Menu & Search
           1904556600
Speak to our friendly team
Contact Us Now

Pryers secured compensation for Mr S after a surgical drain was negligently left in his abdomen for over a year.

Mr S underwent surgery under the care of the Defendant Hospital Trust and post operatively required a surgical drain to allow serous fluid to drain away from the surgical site.

Days after surgery the drain broke and Mr S reported this to his nursing team, providing them with the detached drain parts.

Unbeknown to Mr S, a 30 centimetre piece of drain and tubing had retracted and been retained in his abdomen. The nursing staff failed to check that all of the drain was present. They failed to arrange for a surgeon to examine Mr S and for an xray to check that no drain parts had been inadvertently left behind.

As a result, the large drain part remained in Mr S’s abdomen causing him pain and discomfort.

It was not until a routine scan over a year later that the drain was identified.

Mr S required surgery to remove the drain. Fortunately no lasting damage was caused and he made a good recovery.

With Pryers’ representation, Mr S received £2,750 in compensation.

Find more information about medical negligence here

Settlement £2,750
Start Your Claim Today1904556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.

    Get In Touch
    Latest News

    HSIB Recommend NHS reclassify Never Events

    A recent report published by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) says that NHS England should reclassify seven out of their 15 never events. […]

    Read More

    NHS Dentistry Hit by COVID Crisis

    The government is being urged to act by a health watchdog, who continue to hear negative experiences from patients, months after they published a […]

    Read More

    A Day in the Life of a Paralegal at Pryers

    Pryers is all about the people, we have an experienced team working together to deliver excellent service to our clients. We caught up with […]

    Read More

    Take a look back through our complete news archive

    Follow us on Twitter

    This #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth - educate yourself. The chances are you know someone with endometriosis, it affects 1.5 million of us.

    We must all educate ourselves so that nobody with #endometriosis suffers in silence.

    Find out more: https://endometriosis-uk.org/awareness-month-2021

    This Wednesday the Chancellor will be setting out the #Budget2021.

    Please support the RCN campaign for #FairPayForNursing by signing & sharing their petition. Our nurses have always been there for us, now let’s be there for them

    https://action.rcn.org.uk/page/70375/petition/1?locale=en-GB

    Load More...