Kidney donor sues NHS2nd November 2010
A man who donated a kidney to his father but was left in need of a transplant after the surgery went wrong is suing the health service for £14 million.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had the operation at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth but suffered massive blood loss and a heart attack on the table. His barrister said the surgeon had made a series of mistakes and the donor had "paid a very great price for assisting his father".
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Tuesday 15th February 2011 @ 22:38
When a transplant goes well it is a god send for the recipient, and the donor recovers quickly a few weeks or months later, but a significant minority do not go well and this is largely down to the skill of the surgoens involved. The amount of complications the poor man had suggest gross incompetance, to me and I hope he wins his case.
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Title: Kidney donor sues NHS
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 16576
Date Added: 2nd Nov 2010