Our client was undergoing surgery for recurring breast cancer when she suffered a burn to her breast. She understood that the burn was caused by a theatre lamp being lowered and coming into contact with her skin. As a result, she needed further surgery a week later to remove the area of burnt skin.
Our medical negligence solicitors obtained expert evidence supporting the claim that allowing our client to sustain a burn in this way was negligent. She consequently required further surgery and suffered additional distress at a time that was clearly already very difficult for her. The Homerton Hospital refused to admit any failing or to agree the cause of our client’s burn, but nevertheless settled the case for £3,250, plus our client’s legal costs.