3 Oct, 2023 @ 14:07
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Woman wins €450,000 pay out after shoulder surgery causes arm amputation at Costa Blanca hospital in Spain

Woman gets €450,000 pay out after shoulder surgery causes arm amputation at Costa Blanca hospital in Spain
Woman gets €450,000 pay out after shoulder surgery causes arm amputation at Costa Blanca hospital in Spain

AN ELDERLY woman has got a €450,000 pay-out after a shoulder operation went wrong at Torrevieja Hospital resulting in the amputation of her left arm.

An ‘out of court’ settlement was reached following the blundered procedure in January 2021.

TORREVIEJA HOSPITAL

The patient- aged 65 at the time- went to hospital on January 21, 2021 after suffering a shoulder fracture and she had an operation five days later to rectify the issue.

During the procedure, an artery started bleeding but surgeons determined that the bleed was compatible with a vein and decided to plug the area where the blood was coming from.

After the procedure, the woman suffered arterial ischemia evolving into a dangerous thrombosis which the Patients Advocate group said ‘wasn’t treated until 48 hours later resulting in the inevitable amputation of the left limb’.

The patient filed a damages claim against the Valencian Health Department and two reports from the Health Services inspectorate and a digestive system specialist concluded that there was malpractice that caused the whole of her left arm to be removed.

The Advocate group and their lawyer said the €450,000 settlement was approved following talks with Ribera Salud- who managed Torrevieja Hospital at the time- and with their insurance company. Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance who will make the payment.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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