Jane’s complex heart procedure claim settled for €375,000
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Jane underwent a cardiac ablation procedure to treat her supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), a heart condition that causes episodes of an abnormally fast heart rate. Unfortunately, the procedure led to an injury to a node in her heart, necessitating the insertion of a permanent pacemaker. This significant injury was further complicated by issues arising from the pacemaker itself, severely impacting Jane’s quality of life.
A specialised investigation into surgical negligence by Augustus Cullen Law
Upon instruction of our Medical Negligence department, Neil Kidd delved into the intricate details of this case. The expert opinion we secured was unequivocal: the injuries Jane suffered were entirely avoidable.
Jane’s case rested on two pivotal arguments. First, the necessity of the ablation procedure was questioned, as her condition could have been managed through medication—an option she was never informed about. This lack of information rendered her consent uninformed. Second, the procedure itself was carried out negligently, leading to the unfortunate injury.
The surgical negligence matter concluded with a significant settlement
Despite the defendant’s staunch defence, claiming no negligence in either the consent process or the procedure itself, we remained resolute. The case was listed for Trial before the High Court.
However, settlement negotiations led to the defendant agreeing to a significant compensation payment of €375,000 to Jane, along with full coverage of her legal costs.
This settlement brought relief to Jane, sparing her the emotional toll of a protracted legal battle.
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