Some 19 women who suffered pain, disfigurement and other problems after undergoing breast surgery at a Yorkshire hospital have received almost GBP 700,000 in injury compensation.
The women have claimed against Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust after they suffered "botched" operations carried out by surgeon Puvaneswary Markandoo, who worked there until July 2006.
It is believed that as many as ten more patients could be awaiting injury compensation for similar treatment by the surgeon, who was found to be deficient in 11 areas of her work.
"Once the trust identified a problem with treatment provided by Miss Markandoo to patients in the Barnsley breast clinic it took the proactive step of setting up an advice line for all those patients possibly affected," a spokesperson for the trust commented.
It follows news that a 16-year-old girl from Chorley has won the right to seek injury compensation after spinal surgery went wrong at the Royal Preston Hospital.