Six-figure settlement for victim of caesarean section failures
Posted: September 11, 2013
Posted in: Birth Injury Medical Negligence
Having endured a five-year battle for compensation, Candi Kaya (43) has received a six-figure settlement from Stafford Hospital for her life-changing injuries. When Ms. Kaya gave birth to her daughter Hani, she was left in excruciating pain for six days after the planned caesarean section – injuries sustained in the operation went unnoticed, and untreated.
Having gone for six-days with untreated bladder damage, she developed urinary peritonitis, which also caused her bowel to rupture. This then led to Ms. Kaya undergoing a series of major operations, which resulted in her suffered from an incisional hernia, which required further treatment. Ms. Kaya described the feeling in the following way: “I had like stabbing pain one minute, then it would be burning, then it would feel like there was a bomb going off inside my stomach.”
Extreme scarring and will continue to suffer blood clots
Although the trust have said that its “extremely sorry” for the distress caused, Ms. Kaya will have to live the rest of her life with extreme scarring and will continue to suffer “with problems from the blood clots”. As a result of her injuries, she can no longer work or do any physical exercise.
Along with a six-figure settlement, the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has said that more will be done to ensure that the standard of treatment provided by the trust is improved. Chief executive Maggie Oldham said: “We are committed to taking action to improve our practices where incidents such as this occur.”
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