$562,500 Settlement for Severe Abdominal Infection Following Gastric Pilcation Surgery
Published 07 Nov 2012
Our client suffered severe pain and discomfort and required further surgery as a result of a severe infection following Gastric Plication surgery.
After a consultation with a surgeon our client was advised to have Gastric Plication Surgery which would assist her weight loss. Following the operation, our client suffered from very severe abdominal pain and discomfort. Subsequently she was transferred by Ambulance to a different hospital where it was found that her stomach had ruptured resulting in the contents of her stomach to spill into her abdomen causing severe abdominal infection and inflammation.
Our client’s life was put at risk and she became hospitalised for seven weeks to treat the infection. During this time she suffered from extreme pain, fevers, required have pelvic drains, intra-abdominal washouts and gastro-oesophageal stent insertion which lead to further unnecessary scaring.
She continues to suffer from abdominal pain and discomfort.
Our specialised medical negligence lawyers obtained medical expert reports and opinions and determined that negligence by our client’s surgeon is present based on failure to advise our client to undergo a more appropriate operation with less complication rates, failure to carry out the operation at a more appropriate medical institution and performing the operation without the specific skills necessary for the operation.
At Gerard Malouf and Partners, our specialised lawyer Mr Leslie Abboud claimed for past out of pocket expenses, past economic loss, loss of earning capacity, past and future care and future medical expenses. He obtained a settlement of $562,500 inclusive of legal costs.
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