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Posted on 23rd March 2018

Terrified Patient Wakes Up On Operating Table

A 25-year-old man from Yorkshire has received compensation from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as he woke up before surgery in the operating theatre. The man was about to undergo an appendectomy when he felt a choking sensation. Worried he was choking to death, he became terrified. He then realised it was a tube in his throat and that he needed to alert the medical team that he was awake.

Although the man was awake, he was unable to move his body, blink or speak. In the end, the man managed to alert the medics by urinating. From this, the team then administered more anaesthetic, and he went back under to continue the operation.

Since the ordeal, the man has suffered from panic attacks, disturbed sleep and has been prescribed anti-depressants. Due to the man’s subsequent distress, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has since apologised to the man, offered compensation and began a full investigation into what happened with his sedation and anaesthesia. The hospital stated that the service fell short of the standards that they expect.

What Negligence Claimline say

When you have an operation, you give a great deal of trust to the medical team and expect that you will receive the best possible care. When these standards fall short of what you expect, it can lead to a harrowing ordeal and may have future repercussions. At Negligence Claimline, our team of expert solicitors are here to help you get your life back on track. If you have suffered as a result of a surgery mistake, then we can help. 

Tell your story to Negligence Claimline, and we will provide you with a free 24-hour claim assessment so that you have all the information available should you decide to proceed with a claim. Our team are here to help, contact us now to find out more.