R v E&A NHS Trust
Ongoing High Court claim pleaded in excess of £500,000. This is a case involving negligent colorectal surgery and/or follow-up treatment. The claimant suffered an anastomotic leak due to an incomplete donut being formed when preparing the stoma during an anterior resection to excise her cancer. She required three further surgical procedures but has been left with extensive internal abdominal scarring, constant pain, significantly impaired bowel function and permanent need for a stoma. Breach of duty and causation currently remain in dispute.