I read this article in the metro last night with a familiar sadness. Maria De Jesus' husband and three children have been left without a wife and mother after what appears to have been an entirely avoidable error. Mrs De Jesus went into surgery to have her appendix removed and the surgeons mistakenly removed one of her ovaries. By the time the error was identified it was too late.
I hope that the family are able to bring a successful Clinical Negligence Claim against the Trust. No amount of money will ever right the wrong, but a compensation claim can recover lost income and the loss of services Maria would have provided to her family. This money will help make their lives easier.
I hope that the Trust can learn from this tragic case and that reporting of adverse incidents improves - so mistakes like these don't happen again.
If you want advice about how to bring a fatal dependency claim arising from clinical negligence, call Iona Meeres-Young on 020 7657 1597.
Click here to read the full article featured in the Metro newspaper today 'Pregnant wife died after trainee surgeons removed ovary instead of appendix'