A woman who alleges that a gynaecological operation she had went wrong has launched a legal campaign against the hospital that treated her.
Julia Adams is suing the Bath NHS Trust, which oversees the Royal United Hospital - the centre in which the medical procedure took place - the Bath Chronicle reports.
The 48-year-old's operation, which occurred in 2004, involved the application of microwaves to her womb.
She claims that during the process the organ was perforated and her bowel was injured by being burned.
According to a writ issued at London's High Court, doctors did not detect the injury during the operation, only realising what had happened when she returned to the hospital after experiencing considerable pain.
She subsequently required further surgery and treatment in intensive care.
Ms Adams hopes to win damages of up to £150,000 as a result of her legal case.