Case Studies

The Personal Injury People

The Claimant was informed that she had a carcinoma of the left breast. Following a multidisciplinary meeting it was decided to the Claimant required surgery to remove the cancer and to carry out a biopsy. 

The Claimant’s surgery was arranged, and the operating surgeon removed the tumour but at the same time removed a substantial amount of breast tissue.

It was the Claimant’s case that it was wholly unnecessary to remove such a quantity of breast tissue and less than half the tissue should have been removed. Jane Penman acting on behalf of the Claimant obtained expert reports which confirmed there was a Breach of Duty by the Operating Surgeon and went on to negotiate compensation in the sum of £50,000 which enabled the Claimant to pay for reconstructive surgery.