Man gets £5.8k from eye surgery after being left with ‘staggered’ jaw
Posted On August 5, 2021
Man in his 20s who had a “stagrified” jaw had a procedure done in London to fix it, after he had a surgery for a “significant” jaw defect.
He is suing the Eye & Ear, a firm based in Chichester, in the Old Bailey for £5,813.50 for “an injury caused by a delay in the procedure”.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had a jaw reconstruction in 2013 after a car accident.
He went to the Eye&E after the procedure and it was the first of its kind, he said.
The procedure was performed by a team at the Eye and Ear at the Royal Brompton Hospital, in east London.
He underwent surgery to replace the damaged jaw, which had a large crack and a damaged jaw bone.
He said he was “struggling” with his jaw, “so I went for a jaw brace, a metal band, and it made a huge difference”.
He had to relearn how to speak and eat because of the surgery.
Mr Loughan said the procedure had “been a huge blow” to him and that he could have had a life after the surgery had he not been forced to go through the surgery and face the legal battles that followed.
“I had a broken jaw, and the surgery was a huge knock on my confidence, my self-esteem and my confidence as a person,” he said, adding that it was “unacceptable”.
He said that the case could have been avoided had he taken the surgery at a more reasonable time.
He has since lost his job, which he did not find out about until his surgery, and is struggling to make ends meet.
“It’s a big blow to my life, and my family and my friends are really affected,” he added.
A spokesperson for Eye&e said: “The procedure was a major milestone in our journey towards becoming the first team to have a robotic implant in a human jaw.
It added that Mr Lapp’s case is the first involving a jaw implant in humans and was “the first of what will be many to come”.”
We believe our technology has the potential to revolutionise surgery in the future, and to make jaw surgeries safer and more effective.”
It added that Mr Lapp’s case is the first involving a jaw implant in humans and was “the first of what will be many to come”.