Managers at Frimley Park Hospital have been accused of hiding the track record of Jayne Cockburn, a gynaecologist who previously worked at the hospital and allegedly made mistakes while performing procedures on some of her patients.
Miss Cockburn was suspended from performing operations back in 2011, but it has taken until now for hospital managers to write to around 100 patients with regard to the treatment they received under her care. Already around £50,000 has been granted in compensation to some of her previous patients. Of the 101 women to have received letters, the hospital gauges that about half of them have had medical issues that could be deemed to be potentially significant.
Among the claims made by lawyers acting on behalf of a number of women include those relating to incontinence suffered as a potential result of the operations, and also potential cases where incisions were allegedly made without consent. It remains to be seen whether any further compensation claims are made against the gynaecologist, but with some cases resulting in compensation already it would appear many people have been potentially affected by what has happened.
How common are NHS surgeon errors?
It is vitally important not to assume there are lots of surgeons who make mistakes during their work. The vast majority of them work to the highest of standards and have nothing but the best of results for their patients as a consequence. It is very rare to come across cases where potential errors have been continually made. However it is important that the right outcome is reached wherever this does allegedly happen. When we elect to have a surgical procedure we do so with total trust in the surgeon.
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