Mrs N attended hospital due to persistent pain in the stomach area. She was diagnosed with a cyst on her ovary and was told that she would require surgery to remove this. During the course of the operation it was necessary for her ovary and fallopian tube to be removed but Mrs M had not consented to this beforehand.
We acted on her behalf and asked a medical expert to review the clinical notes and standard of treatment received. He concluded that removal of the ovary and fallopian tube had been both inappropriate and unnecessary. It had also left her at risk of future complications. We were able to successfully negotiate a settlement of her claim for negligence and she received £22,500 in compensation.