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Husband wins compensation after laparoscopy death

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.551a (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:551

A husband who sold his house to finance legal action over his wife's death after laparascopic surgery has won his two and a half year battle for compensation. Mr Michael Silverman, aged 54, has received an undisclosed sum in an out of court settlement of his action against Professor Albert Singer, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Whittington and Royal Northern Hospitals, London, and Mr Russell Macdonald, a registrar at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, over the death of his wife, Ruth, aged 49, in June 1992.

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