Compensation for surgical errors: brain-damaged man wins 20-year legal battle

Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Jefferies has won a 20-year fight for compensation and been awarded a six-figure sum by University Hospitals Bristol Trust, after he was left brain damaged following surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

At the age of four, Daniel underwent surgery at the hospital to correct a congenital heart defect. Following the operation, his family claimed that the surgeon, Janardan Dhasmana, left Daniel on heart bypass for too long. Mr Dhasmana was also alleged to have followed incorrect procedures when eventually bringing Daniel off bypass.

The family said that there had been a failure to address an obstruction in Daniel’s blood flow and that following the treatment Daniel showed signs of cognitive impairment, which have persisted into his adult life, leaving him with learning difficulties and in need of special care throughout his life…

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