Compensation for botched breast cancer patients
- AuthorJudith Thomas-Whittingham
More than twenty women have successfully challenged a Yorkshire hospital after a series of botched breast cancer operations, according to the Yorkshire Post newspaper.
Almost £1.2 million in medical negligence compensation was issued to twenty six women recently, an average of £45,000 each in damages, after undergoing mastectomies and reconstructive surgery at Barnsley Hospital, subsequent to being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Yorkshire Post revealed that patients had taken umbrage with the work of Barnsley surgeon Puvaneswary Markandoo. The specialist was called into question after a slew of women suffered severe problems following surgery, including infections, scarring from stitches. In one particular case, stitches burst, leaving the patient in agony.
Of the twenty six claimants who successfully challenged the hospital, one now suffers from depression after discovering that her operation was unnecessary and she had no need to suffer the invasive surgery.
A freedom of information request by the Yorkshire Post revealed that the Barnsley Hospitals NHS Trust has paid out £1,189,054 in compensation so far. However, the final bill for the NHS is expected to run into the many millions.
If you’ve suffered at the hands of negligent surgeons, contact our clinical negligence experts today and find out, if like those unfortunate patients in Barnsley, whether you too are eligible for substantial compensation.
By clinical negligence solicitor, Judith Thomas-Whittingham