A hospital in Liverpool may be forced to pay millions in injury compensation to patients who underwent botched bladder surgery.
It has been claimed by a solicitor representing dozens of women that George Rowland, who was working at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, either performed the wrong surgery, performed it badly or did not provide proper aftercare, the Liverpool Daily Post reports.
A large number of women treated by the gynaecologist have been left suffering from chronic pain, incontinence and other complications.
It has been estimated that any potential injury compensation payout could total as high as GBP 10 million.
"We decided that it was important to look at our governance practices more widely to ensure we learnt as much as possible from this incident," Liverpool Women’s Hospital chief executive Kathryn Thomson told the paper.
It follows news that a woman left brain-damaged after a routine operation at the Royal Hospital Haslar has been awarded GBP 3.45 million in injury compensation.