Health Board Pays Out

Photo credit: Ideal

Photo credit: Ideal

A man from Granada had an operation on his heart in 2014 but the surgeons left behind a part of a cannula when they sewed him back up.

The 65-year-old man, A.J.F., has since been awarded 150,000 for this case of medical negligence to be paid out by SAS (Andalusian Regional Health Board).

The operation had been a success but the presence of a foreign object finally provoked a stroke (ictus).

The Regional Supreme Court only partially decided in favour of the appeal lodged by the claimants lawyers against the sentence handed down by the provincial court in Granada on the 2nd of April. The claimant had demanded more than double the amount awarded by the Supreme Court; a little over 315,000 euros.

The reason why was that the Supreme court considered that the man’s medical condition prior to the operation had contributed to his present deteriorated state.

A medical expert from the University of Granada considered that the foreign object in the left ventricle of the patients heart provoked clotting which broke free and entered the blood stream and thence, the brain.

(News: Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)

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