We took an ear, nose and throat negligence claim for Carl who was left blind following a haemorrhage during surgery to drain his sinuses at the Royal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London. Carl accepted £320,000 damages for his injuries.
Carl was referred to the National Hospital by his GP, with a history of severe frontal headaches and narrowing and blurred vision.
It was decided that the headaches were caused by his sinuses and he underwent an operation to drain his sinuses at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London.
Carl bled a lot during and after the surgery. He was re-admitted to theatre for re-exploration of the right orbit which had haemorrhaged and decompressed. The haemorrhage was eventually stemmed.
The surgery left Carl blind in his right eye as the haemorrhage and decompression damaged his optic nerve. He already had poor vision in his left eye due to an unrelated condition and as a result is considered legally blind. He is no longer able to work and he suffered emotionally as a result of the loss of his sight.
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