Patients to give evidence against doctor for botched operations

Botched operations

15.12.2006


The Healthcare Commission has called for the three patients to give evidence after they suffered botched operations at a Cambridgeshire hospital, the Healthcare Commission is investigating the conduct of a French surgeon.

Michae Smith, 56, Phyllis Brown, 68, and Janet Norris, and, were all operated on and all received ill-fitting artificial knee joints, the operations were carried out by Roland Istria. All three later had to undergo further surgery to correct the mistakes made.

Nuffield Hospital has accepted liability in all three cases and are in the process of coming to a compensation agreement. A spokesman for the hospital said, "We can't comment on specific cases that are still the subject of a legal claim. But of course, we regret any incident that takes place as a result of an operation undertaken in one of our hospitals."

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