Damaged bile duct during gallbladder removal surgery – £65,000

Mrs Simons was diagnosed with gallstones in 2001 but was told to lose weight before she could have a cholecysectomy. Four years later, she went to A&E with abdominal pain but was refused admission.  She returned later that month with jaundice and pain and was given ERCP and a sphincterotomy, followed later by surgery to remove her gallbladder.

She had complications following the surgery, including pain and an inability to pass urine. Her bile duct was found to be damaged and she had to have biliary reconstruction surgery and hepatico-jejunostomy to repair it.

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