A WAG who developed sepsis after a bad operation has described her seven-year “nightmare” – almost after the horrific surgery.
Laura Clarke, 36, the fiancée of former Sunderland AFC coach Stewart Donald last week won £150,000 after the horror challenge.
The mother of three, from Oxford, was left “screaming in pain” after a series of mistakes left her with a potentially fatal infection.
She flew to Poland in 2015 for a breast augmentation and had been saving for the surgery for years but ended up having to have life-saving surgery in the UK after contracting sepsis.
Laura said: “I felt pain and discomfort that came pretty quickly after the surgery and kept getting worse.
“By the next day, I was in pain and had a fever. I told the nurse who came to change my dressing how bad I was feeling but she just said I was fine.
“My condition got worse, and I really didn’t know how to get home on the flight. Luckily, when I landed, my family took me straight to the hospital, where I was diagnosed with sepsis.
“I can’t remember much about being hospitalized with such illness at first, but my family said I was very ill.
“However, overcoming sepsis is not the end. The last few years have been a nightmare.
Laura, who appeared in the Netflix documentary ‘Sunderland Till I Die,’ sued Dr. Adam Kalecinski and his Noa Clinic company Uslugi Medyczne for compensation.
The nightclub dancer has been awarded more than £150,000 by a top judge after an expert said her treatment put her at risk of death.
The past few years and trying to cope with both the physical and mental challenges she went through have been extremely difficult.
She added: “I’ve had so many follow-up surgeries, including skin grafts and revision surgery. The whole experience was horrible.
“If I had known what I would do now I wouldn’t have booked the trip. I didn’t set it to my liking and spent months looking at different options.
“Everything seems fine and I feel reassured because the doctors have worked in the UK and everything is communicated in English.
“Nothing will ever change what happened to me or make up for my near death, but I am grateful that I got justice for what happened.
“I just hope that by speaking out, I can help stop what happened to me and to other people.”
Laura found the clinic by searching online, and met him before being told the procedure would be “simpler and cheaper” if it took place in Poland.
After the surgery, she was left in pain, unable to take off her underwear, and quickly returned home and became very ill.
She said she was told by Dr Kalecinski she had a “very low pain threshold” but he eventually removed the implants.
The night after they were removed, she woke up “drenched in sweat” and called her emergency number, but no one answered.
Instead, she decided to fly back to England alone, sitting in a wheelchair to see her mother.
Medics claimed that her mother took her to hospital “immediately” after detecting signs of sepsis, and doctors at Southampton Hospital told the family she might not pass from.
The judge awarded her £34,684.71 in punitive damages for pain, suffering and loss, £27,891.99 for past losses and £92,497.47 for future losses and expenses. hybrid, totaling more than £155,000.
Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, international plastic surgery attorney at Irwin Mitchell, who responded to Laura, added: “What happened to Laura cannot be downplayed. She was close to death after developing an infection as a result of the non-standard care she received abroad.
“The past few years and trying to overcome the physical and mental challenges she went through has been extremely difficult.
“While Laura got over the sepsis, she needed some corrective surgery to try and correct the complications she left behind.
“While nothing can ever make up for what she’s been through, we’re glad we got the answers Laura deserves.
“The outcome of this court will hopefully provide some ending and allow Laura to move on from what happened to her as best she can.
“Sadly we are seeing more and more cases involving people traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery.
“While on the surface such rides look appealing and the websites look professional, there can often be a complicated system behind such bookings and who can be held accountable if something goes wrong. omission.
“There are always risks to consider in any type of surgical treatment, but there are specific risks associated with performing a surgical procedure in another country.
“We encourage people to thoroughly research the different options before undertaking any procedure.
“Its key people understand what they have to fix if something goes wrong, and they know the details of the insurers in place.”
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