Melody underwent a laparotomy which identified that the hepatic ducts were severely injured, most likely by diathermy. Melody underwent further surgery in the form of a hepatico-jejunostomy and Roux-en-Y procedure.
She remained in hospital for over two months. Melody made a good recovery, but continued to experience abdominal pain, due to adhesions.
The claim was settled in the sum of £38,000, plus costs.
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