Severe abdominal pain prolonged due to failed surgery

14 Apr 2022 | Jodi Newton
Female surgeon wearing surgical mask

Table of Contents

Jodi Newton was instructed in a claim against London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust where our client suffered serious gynaecological injuries after receiving poor advice on her treatment options and failed surgery.

Our client had suffered with pain and heavy bleeding which was advised to be due to fibroids. She underwent a Uterine Artery Embolization in 2014. Two years later in 2016, the pain returned and fibroids were identified again. She underwent an oophorectomy which is surgery to remove an ovary.

Sadly, a year after the surgery, the fibroids had returned again. They were small at that time so no intervention was required but after nearly two years, in 2019, she attended her Urgent Care Centre with severe abdominal and lower back pain. The CT scan identified two fibroids one of which was very large.

The gynaecologist at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust recommended that she undergo a fibroidectomy to remove the fibroids and the surgery followed this. She was told the fibroids had been successfully removed.

In 2020 our client returned to the hospital suffering severe abdominal pain and learned that as well as suffering multiple fibroids, the large fibroid which she thought had been removed in 2019, remained in situ. She attended hospital on multiple occasions with debilitating pain and was shocked to learn that the surgery she had undergone less than 6 months earlier, had failed and that the surgeon had not in fact removed the fibroid.

Our client has now had a successful hysterectomy which has resolved her symptoms.

Our case is that she ought to have undergone hysterectomy instead of having the failed fibroidectomy nearly two years earlier and that the two years of pain and suffering she had suffered was entirely avoidable. It would have represented a permanent solution and it was a breach of duty to fail to offer her hysterectomy as an option in 2019.

The Defendant had furthermore failed to communicate to her that the operation was unsuccessful and had failed to arrange follow up treatment. In summary, the hysteroscopic resection of fibroid was not likely to be successful in removing the large fibroid and very unlikely to resolve the pain. The advice to treat the pain by resection of fibroids was sub-standard, as was the surgery itself.

We served a letter upon the Defendant setting out the allegations of the claim. The Defendant denied liability however we persisted, as a result of which the Defendant paid our client a significant 5 figure sum and court proceedings were avoided.

To speak to a specialist medical negligence lawyer, contact Jodi Newton, or complete an online enquiry form.

Share this article

Contact

Contact Jodi Newton today

For a free initial conversation call 0207 485 8811

Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






    • Jodi Newton is passionate about her work and is a really creative lawyer, always trying to find practical and innovative solutions to problems encountered.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Jodi Newton is knowledgeable and well regarded.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Jodi Newton has specific expertise regarding birth negligence cases, including those which involve cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy injuries.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Osbornes has a skilled team of solicitors advising clients on a wide range of clinical negligence matters.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Hard working, approachable, good knowledge of clinical negligence and clients’ specific conditions

      Legal 500 2024

    • A joy to work with and always 100% client focused at all times.

      Legal 500 2024

    • The clinical negligence team at Osbornes is much lauded for its ability to ‘represent the diverse range of London-based clients

      Legal 500 2024

    • ‘They are ambitious for their clients and expect high standards from all who work with them.’

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes somehow combine the accessibility of a local firm, with the professional standards of a national or city outfit."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes, is described as having ‘superb judgement and a medical knowledge that is second to none."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Jodi Newton is a tenacious and intelligent fee earner. She fights tooth and nail for her clients and gains their trust and respect from the outset."

      Legal 500 2023

    • Jodi Newton is brilliant – a very capable, experienced and empathetic solicitor who has experience of handling high value and complicated cases. I am working with her on a cerebral palsy case at the moment, in which she has obtained an admission of liability and a substantial interim payment. A first class addition to the team.

      Legal 500 2022

    • The team at Osbornes was recently strengthened by the arrival of 'experienced and empathetic' associate Jodi Newton. She joins a department noted for its expertise in delayed diagnosis and wrongful birth claims.

      Legal 500 2022

    • A stand-out solicitor with a huge track record of successful clinical negligence work. She is forensic in her attention to detail, but also sees the broad sweep of strategic considerations”.

      Legal 500

    • “The stand-out solicitor is Jodi Newton, who has a huge track record of successful clinical negligence work. She is forensic in her attention to detail, but also sees the broad sweep of strategic considerations”.

      Legal 500

    • "An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."

      Legal 500 2021

    • Osbornes provides a very intimate and personal client service which is increasingly rare in this sector.

      Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

    • The lawyers in the team are highly experienced and will drive cases very hard on behalf of their clients.

      Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

    More Insights from Jodi NewtonVIEW ALL

    1. Cancer treatment in a modern medical private clinic
      21.9.2023

      Large Compensation for Delayed Laryngeal Cancer Diagnosis

      Actress receives financial award after life-changing missed cancer diagnosis. Jodi Newton acted for a client who was belatedly diagnosed with...

      Read more
    2. Fatal Medical Negligence Claim
      21.9.2023

      Delayed cervical cancer diagnosis claim

      Jodi Newton acted for a woman who died following a delayed cervical cancer diagnosis. The deceased could have been diagnosed...

      Read more
    3. waiting
      31.8.2023

      NHS waiting lists hit an all-time high

      Medical Negligence Solicitor Jodi Newton explains: England’s NHS waiting lists have hit the highest number since 2007, reaching a record...

      Read more
    4. baby
      31.8.2023

      Hyponatraemia – Symptoms, Causes & Negligence

      What is hyponatraemia? Hyponatraemia is a condition where sodium levels fall below a certain level, which can be dangerous. All...

      Read more
    5. Fatal Medical Negligence Claim
      1.8.2023

      Compensation Claim for Fatal Bowel Injury

      Jodi Newton, a Partner in the Clinical Negligence Department at Osbornes Law, has recently settled a long running case against...

      Read more
    6. private hospital
      26.7.2023

      Private Healthcare Negligence

      Can you claim negligence against a private hospital? Yes – it can be a little more complicated than bringing a claim...

      Read more
    7. new born baby
      9.6.2023

      Early Notification Scheme – is it helping or failing...

      What is the Early Notification Scheme? The NHS Early Notification Scheme (“ENS”) has reached its sixth anniversary. Established in April 2017,...

      Read more
    8. The doctor looks at the x-ray
      9.11.2022

      Breast cancer screening mammograms and negligence

      Breast cancer screening has improved significantly in the UK due to research bettering the understanding of this terrible disease, which...

      Read more
    9. Pregnant woman performing cardiotocography CTG
      8.9.2022

      Poor interpretation of CTG can result in stillbirth...

      Poor interpretation of a Cardiotocograph, more commonly known as a CTG, is a leading cause of stillbirth and brain injuries...

      Read more
    10. child with blue paint on hands
      2.9.2022

      Mother & Baby Suffer Life-changing Injuries

      Claim after mother and baby suffered life-changing injuries during birth Jodi is acting for both mother and baby in a...

      Read more
    11. Female surgeon wearing surgical mask
      14.4.2022

      Severe abdominal pain prolonged due to failed surgery

      Jodi Newton was instructed in a claim against London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust where our client suffered serious...

      Read more
    12. pregnant lady
      17.2.2022

      999 Call Handlers Maternity Instructions Report

      HSIB Report on Maternity Pre-arrival Instructions from 999 Call Handlers The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (“HSIB”) investigate NHS maternity incidents that...

      Read more
    13. Cancer treatment in a modern medical private clinic
      31.1.2022

      Melanoma misdiagnosis negligence claim

      Jodi Newton is acting for a client with a melanoma on her foot, which the dermatologist diagnosed as benign. Concerned...

      Read more
    14. cute kid with disability playing
      27.1.2022

      Six-figure claim allows family to move home

      Six-figure compensation payment for a client Jodi Newton has secured a six-figure compensation payment for her client with cerebral palsy....

      Read more
    15. lesiones de nacimiento
      24.1.2022

      Likely settlement of £15-20 million

      A client who suffered cerebral palsy injuries at birth was awarded £200,000 as an interim payment in a claim against NHS...

      Read more
    16. syringe
      15.12.2021

      Vaccine Related Blood Clots And Delays in Diagnosis

      Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism and Vaccine Induced Blood Clots The worldwide COVID-19 immunisation programme has been in full swing...

      Read more
    17. Doctor diagnosing patient
      12.11.2021

      Preventing lung cancer delayed diagnosis & misdiagnosis

      Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious cancers – sadly, it is often incurable. In common with other...

      Read more
    18. girl looking through binoculars
      2.10.2021

      Compensation supports rehabilitation and housing

      Six-figure sum supports rehabilitation and housing. Jodi achieved a six-figure sum compensation for her client with cerebral palsy. The financial...

      Read more
    19. stethescope
      8.7.2021

      Failure to prescribe anti-coagulant medication proves fatal

      Executor of the Estate of DS and another v James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Clinical Negligence team...

      Read more
    20. 18.5.2021

      Cerebral Palsy injuries suffered at birth likely settlement...

      A client who suffered cerebral palsy injuries at birth was awarded over £375,000 as an interim payment in a claim against...

      Read more
    21. doctor looking at microscope
      12.2.2021

      Patient Safety Investigations

      Duty of Candour Investigating incidents that have led, or could lead to harm is an important safeguard for patient safety...

      Read more
    22. child playing lego
      2.10.2020

      Family accept £6 million compensation

      Osbornes Law represents clients and helps families establish that errors made during pregnancy, labour or post-birth led to an avoidable...

      Read more
    23. oncology ward sign
      2.9.2020

      Cervical cancer misdiagnosis

      Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Dating Back Four Years Jodi Newton, clinical negligence solicitor Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for the...

      Read more
    24. child hand
      24.7.2020

      Three-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was given...

      A three-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who doctors thought would never walk took her first steps on day one of...

      Read more

    VIEW ALL