Claimant was referred to gynaecologist at the Defendant hospital with complaints of heavy periods, hot flushes and irritability. She was 51 years old and obese but nonetheless was offered hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. She suffered severe complications following the surgery after developing necrotising fasciitis.

She suffered repeated infections and required numerous corrective surgical procedures to include skin graft, bowel resection and stoma surgery. She was left with severe scarring to the abdomen and left thigh and would continue to suffer recurrent infections. Her mobility was affected and she became wheelchair dependent.

Claimant developed chronic depressive disorder of moderate severity. Her life expectancy was expected to be reduced by 10-15 years.

Liability admitted. Out of court settlement: £270,000 (General Damages £75,000).