A young woman, M, has received compensation after suffering a gynaecological injury after being treated at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Ms M had her first smear test at the age of 28. The results of the test showed that she had cervical cancer.
She was immediately referred immediately for a loop diathermy procedure, which she underwent in March 2011 under general anaesthetic.
The procedure appeared to have gone well. However Ms M was forced to return to the A&E department by ambulance on the day she was discharged as she was suffering from lower abdominal and rectal pain and bleeding.
She had to undergo a further medical procedure under general anaesthetic to remove a large haematoma, suffering pain, discomfort and psychological distress.
The Trust admitted liability for Ms M’s injuries and paid her a sum of compensation.