Frimley Park Hospital has admitted to a breach of duty in its treatment of a woman who underwent several procedures at their hospital. Jacqueline Elston of Tongham has since received a compensation payment amounting to £50,000 for the gynaecology error that occurred.
She was treated surgically for various urinary symptoms and while there were improvements in her condition she began to experience other problems as well. A follow-up operation led to the consultant gynaecologist making incisions in her vaginal wall that she did not have consent to make. Bleeding from this procedure led to an emergency operation being required shortly afterwards. The symptoms Ms Elston has suffered from the start have still not been resolved and she is now suffering from further symptoms as a consequence of the gynaecology error.
After negotiations were made the hospital admitted several errors and agreed to a pay-out of £50,000. It has since come to light that another patient has suffered in a similar way having been treated by the same consultant gynaecologist, who has not worked at the hospital since the year Ms Elston underwent her last surgery. While the compensation was gratefully received, it has not resolved the ongoing medical problems Ms Elston has.
How common are medical errors like this?
Fortunately it is quite rare for errors to occur to individuals seeking any kind of medical treatment. However, there is always the potential that such an error will occur. If this should be the case it can have a marked effect on your life from that moment on. In rare cases it can endanger a life, if the wrong treatment is given or not given at all. In other cases it may cause problems that are ongoing, as they were in this case. These can change the way an individual leads their lives.
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Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown