01 August 2008
NHS trust pays out in alleged clinical negligence case
An NHS Trust has paid out an undisclosed sum to a woman who alleged she has been left physically and mentally scarred after undergoing surgery.
The breast cancer patient, who does not want to be named, had mastectomy, reconstruction and breast reduction operations over a two-year period between October 2003 and April 2005, Yorkshire publication the Star reports.
She has since required treatment to correct problems caused by the medical procedures and will need further surgery.
The first three operations were conducted by different medical staff, while the reduction was performed by consultant breast surgeon Puvaneswary Markandoo, who was suspended in July 2006 and is currently being investigated by the General Medical Council.
In a recent development, the patient's legal team has negotiated a settlement with Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation - which runs a 450-bed associate teaching and research hospital.
The precise amount of money received has not been disclosed, although it is described as a "substantial sum".
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