Clinical negligence compensation of £400,000 is being sought by a woman after blunders during an unnecessary operation left her with severe nerve damage.
According to the Staffordshire Sentinel, 64-year-old Annette McMullan underwent a procedure on what doctors at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire believed to be thyroid cancer five years ago.
Following the surgery, the retired nurse suffered serious pain and muscle spasms and, although these symptoms were dismissed as side effects of the operation, it then emerged she had not needed to go under the knife at all as she did not have cancer.
Consequently, Ms McMullan has served a writ to the High Court in London demanding compensation from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
The woman claims the mistake has left her with "almost constant" muscular problems that have forced her to move home from Newcastle-under-Lyme to a property with fewer steps in Stone.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson