Clinical negligence success for Mrs K

Clinical negligence success for Mrs K

Mrs K is on kidney dialysis and, several years ago, had a Brachiobasilic Arteriovenous fistula constructed in her arm to facilitate vascular access. The fistula was used on a number of occasions without incident, however, on one particular occasion, the nurse administering the needle inadvertently punctured Mrs K’s artery twice (due to the needle being removed after the first puncture and reinserted). Mrs K felt immediate pain and had to have two emergency surgeries as a consequence of a traumatic, torrential haemorrhage.

Consequences of the Incident & Compensation Awarded

Following this incident, Mrs K was no longer able to have dialysis through the fistula, and she, therefore, had to have a line inserted in her neck for this purpose. Dialysis via the neck does carry a significantly increased risk of infection.

Mrs K has sustained permanent nerve damage and sensory symptoms in her arm, which severely impacts her day-to-day living. There is also significant psychological trauma as a consequence of the injury.

Mrs K has been awarded £170,000 in compensation for her injuries.

If you or someone you know may have been subjected to negligent care and treatment, contact our specialist clinical negligence team today at 0161 665 3502.

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