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Medical Negligence Claim: Kidney transplant gone wrong

Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 4:02pm

A loving son, who tried to help his sick father by donating one of his kidneys to him, is to sue for £14 million medical negligence compensation, after the transplant went horribly wrong. The 38 year old man agreed to donate his kidney when his father became seriously ill due to renal failure. However surgeon Kamal Abusin of Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, made a series of mistakes during the transplant operation, his actions were described in court as ‘reckless’.


A judge heard how the 38-year-old married dad of two, who cannot be named, ended up on dialysis from "catastrophic" injuries to his right kidney as his left was removed.


The 38 year old man suffered ‘torrential’ loss of blood, a heart attack and his remaining kidney was irreversibly damaged. As a result he had to spend more than a year on a dialysis machine. He later required a life saving transplant himself, which was made possible when his sister donated one of her kidneys.


Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has admitted blame “on the basis that the surgeon in question was not only negligent, but to a degree reckless”. The surgeon Kamal Abusin is to undergo a disciplinary hearing and faces being struck off.


The £14 million compensation being claimed is to pay for the 38 year olds pain and suffering, the care he will need for the rest of his life, medical expenses and to compensate him for earnings lost due to his shattered career.

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