Man hurt in surgery to receive injury compensation

A father left disabled after a routine operation went wrong is to receive injury compensation after the hospital trust admitted liability.

Michal Hart, 36, suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord as a result of the operation to remove a compressed disc from the top of his spine one year ago.

Surgeons inserted a replacement which was too small, which later slipped out and damaged his spinal column, leaving him tetraplegic and with limited use of his hands.

The Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust has now accepted that the surgery was carried out inappropriately and have pledged to provide an injury compensation sum thought to run into seven figures.

A spokesman for the trust commented: "The trust has since made changes to ensure that similar incidents are less likely to occur in the future."

It follows news that the parents of a three-year-old boy who died after being given the wrong medication have received an apology and compensation from the hospital.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19351191-ADNFCR

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