Surgeon botched cancer sufferer back operation

Surgeon botched cancer sufferer back operation
 

SURGEONS were forced to apologise to a recovering cancer patient who was left in "unnecessary pain and discomfort" after a botched operation on her back.
The woman was operated on at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in June 2012, but the next year it emerged the wrong part of her spine had been treated.
Her husband complained that the pain had “impacted significantly” on his wife’s life as she recovered from radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Yesterday, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) upheld a complaint that the care had been “unreasonable” and made a... read more

 
21 August 2014 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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