Tragic death of young mother following gastric sleeve operation
Doctors failed to notice that a patient’s stomach had been punctured during a gastric sleeve operation reports the Daily Mail. Following the keyhole procedure Mrs Tracey Korkmaz developed feverish symptoms. Surgeons operated a second time in an attempt to ascertain the cause but were unable to improve her condition. A further third attempt was made to repair the leak but Mrs Korkmaz’s condition began to deteriorate rapidly and she became septicaemic. Mrs Korkmaz died as a result of the complications.
The coroner recorded a verdict of death by accidental adverse healthcare. Mrs Korkmaz’s family which includes her three young children pursued a medical negligence claim and were awarded an undisclosed settlement from University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by the High Court.
A spokesman for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation said:
"An internal review was carried out following Mrs Korkmaz’s death and actions have been taken to minimize the risk of an incident like this happening again in the future."
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