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£5,500 awarded for negligent lumpectomy

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    Rebecca Callard acted for a 25 year old woman, who received £5,500 in damages for a negligent lumpectomy that carried out on her left breast, as a result of which healthy breast tissue was removed in error. After a breast …

    By clinicalnegligence

Rebecca Callard acted for a 25 year old woman, who received £5,500 in damages for a negligent lumpectomy that carried out on her left breast, as a result of which healthy breast tissue was removed in error.

After a breast scan, two fibroadenomas were discovered in our client’s left breast and it was agreed with her clinician that the larger of the lumps should be removed and sent for histology to establish its malignancy. Our client’s procedure was carried out by a different clinician and she later discovered that the clinician did not remove either of the lumps during the procedure and had only removed healthy breast tissue. This unnecessary operation caused our client pain and discomfort and caused permanent scarring. Our client is now required to undergo a further lumpectomy to remove the larger fibroadenoma as originally planned.

An out of court settlement was achieved in the sum of £5,500 to compensate our client for her pain and suffering.

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