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£15,000 compensation for negligent excision of labial tissue

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    Rebecca Callard acted for EC in relation to her claim against the NHS Commissioning Board after a procedure planned to correct a posterior extension of the left labium minus, a skin tag on her vagina, resulted in the incorrect excision …

    By clinicalnegligence

Rebecca Callard acted for EC in relation to her claim against the NHS Commissioning Board after a procedure planned to correct a posterior extension of the left labium minus, a skin tag on her vagina, resulted in the incorrect excision of tissue from another area of EC’s labia.

In 2006, EC had suffered a second degree perineal tear during the birth of her first child. The tear healed leaving a 1 inch skin tag. EC attended a consultation to discuss a procedure to remove the skin tag and it was clearly confirmed what tissue would be removed. However, following the procedure, EC discovered that the wrong tissue had been excised and the skin tag remained.

EC therefore required a further procedure to have the skin tag removed; the initial procedure was unnecessary and caused EC to have uneven labia. EC experienced pain and discomfort due to the incorrect excision as her left labia was too taut and she suffered a psychological injury due to the effect this had on her relationship with her husband.

EC received £15,000 in an out of court settlement for her pain and suffering and for her financial losses, including future private treatment costs.

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