27 February 2009
Woman sues hospital she accuses of performing unnecessary operations
A woman who alleges that doctors performed a series of operations on her which were not necessary is seeking a payout.
The unnamed 33-year-old went into Hinchingbrooke Hospital suffering from abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting in January 2006.
She was diagnosed with an ovarian abscess, the Cambridge Evening News reports.
During surgery to treat the condition, part of her bowel was damaged.
According to the patient, further procedures also saw her right ovary and appendix wrongly removed.
She said that, if medics had managed her infection appropriately using a drainage procedure, she would have recovered without the need for surgery.
Following her treatment, she spent a long time in intensive care and was forced to use a wheelchair for three months. She still experiences difficulties with her right leg.
A spokesperson for Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust - which provides services to around 161,000 people - said that it cannot currently comment on the case.
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