[2009] LTLPI 06.07.09  

Claimant (48 years old) suffered reduced kidney function following lupus. Her aunt donated a kidney. The kidney was harvested and transplanted at the Defendant Trust’s hospital but subsequently required removal due to necrosis.

It was accepted the transplant had failed either due to errors in the harvesting or transplantation of the kidney. As a consequence of these failings, Claimant was left with only one functioning kidney and required peritoneal dialysis every four hours. She suffered psychological symptoms and was unlikely to return to work. Her life expectancy and prospect of finding another donor were reduced.

Court approved settlement £300,000 (estimated General Damages £100,000).