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Woman contacts personal injury solicitor after operation

A woman left with serious liver damage following an operation has been awarded a six-figure compensation payout for her injury claim.

Carole George, 57, of Church Hill, Redditch, contacted a personal injury solicitor after she was left in excruciating pain when a consultant accidentally cut through her bile duct during a gall bladder operation.

Mrs George was an NHS patient who had been referred to the privately-run Droitwich Spa for the operation in May 2001. Following the procedure, Mrs George was in agonising pain and says she repeatedly vomited.

She said, "The hospital staff told me it was to be expected after the operation I'd had and said I was well enough to go home.

"I was in so much pain I could hardly walk. The journey home was awful and every time the car went over a bump I was screaming out in agony."

Mrs George has been left with severe liver damage and will need to undergo eight more operations to correct the mistake.

Personal injury solicitor Claire Williams said that Mrs George had been "badly let down" by the Trust.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust accepted full liability for medical negligence.

A spokesperson for the Trust said, "We are pleased that Mrs George's claim for damages has been settled out of court and substantial damages have been agreed."

Mrs George was awarded a six figure sum for her personal injury claim.