A man who was given a cancerous kidney in a transplant operation has been awarded a six figure compensation settlement from the NHS to help him to rebuild his life.
Robert Law, 62, of Wirral, Merseyside, endured gruelling chemotherapy and was left psychologically scarred after a communication error lead to him receiving a kidney from a woman with an aggressive form of cancer.
Mr Law underwent the transplant operation on November 26, 2010.
However 12 days after the surgery he was given the devastating news that an autopsy had revealed that the donor had intravascular B cell lymphoma.
Tests later confirmed that the kidney Mr Law had been given was cancerous.
Mr Law's solicitor secured an admission of negligence and an apology from NHS Blood and Transplant.
This confirmed that when the transplant was carried out there had been a failure to communicate to the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust the possibility that the donor had lymphoma.
A six figure settlement has now been negotiated for Mr Law to help him to cope with the fall-out of the error.
The settlement has been calculated to take into consideration the losses Mr Law suffered due to the negligence and his current and future care needs.