February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
The Plaintiff in this matter underwent a hysterectomy in a Dublin hospital.
During the course of the surgery, her surgeon negligently injured our client’s right ureter which propels urine from her right kidney to her bladder. Resulting from cutting out client’s right ureter, our client needed further surgery to remove her right kidney within two weeks of the initial surgery.
The Plaintiff instructed Lavelle Partners to investigate her circumstances and we obtained expert evidence from a UK-based consultant gynaecologist. The expert confirmed that the injury our client suffered was the result of a significant breach of her surgeon’s duty of care. A subsequent report from a consultant urological surgeon confirmed that our client was at increased risk of renal dysfunction in the future as a result of losing one of her kidneys.
Proceedings were issued on behalf of the Plaintiff and the case was successfully settled for a significant sum plus costs in advance of the trial date.
For more information, please contact Avril Scally, Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department.
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