Negligence during routine surgery happens a lot in the NHS.
If you go into hospital for a gallbladder to be removed, cholecystectomy, it would be done using keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. If the surgeon cut through your bile duct by mistake during the operation, everything would change.
They will have to open you up, to reconnect the bile duct, known as hepaticojejunostomy Roux-en-Y, a far more serious and invasive procedure. The surgery will also leave you with unsightly and unnecessary scarring. You will need a longer recovery time and stay a few days in hospital.
Not going home that evening, as was the plan before the NHS medical negligence.
The general damages for negligent gallbladder surgery can typically be in the region of £35,000. You would also claim for special damages as you’ll have loss of earnings from the extended stay in hospital. Future liver function test requirements will impact your quality of life and require you to take time off work.