June Williams had keyhole surgery to remove her gallbladder at Epsom General Hospital on 30 March 2006. During the procedure her common hepatic duct was damaged causing a bile leak.
This injury developed into a bile duct stricture and as a result of this, June needed 11 hospital procedures to insert stents into the damaged ducts in an attempt to control the strictures. These procedures, carried out over a five year period, were not successful.
June now requires a major operation (a Roux-Y procedure) to repair the damage that was caused during the original gallbladder surgery.
The injury and ongoing treatment that June requires and continues to require as a consequence have affected her life to a great degree. She has suffered physically and mentally and this has been ongoing for almost five years.
Jonathan Zimmern pursued a claim for medical negligence against Epsom General Hospital. The hospital admitted liability.
Following negotiations with the defendant hospital, June accepted an offer of £95,000. The case was taken on a no win, no fee basis.
After the case, June said:
"I cannot describe just how sympathetic and helpful Jonathan has been. I won my claim without having to go to court and got a letter from the NHS apologising for what they had done to me.
"I would highly recommend Jonathan and Fieldfisher for such wonderful service."
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