A professional photographer has been awarded a five-figure compensation sum after surgery on his nose went wrong.
Cheltenham man Roger Matthews became unable to breathe through his nose and lost his sense of taste and smell following a botched rhinoplasty operation in January 2004.
Surgeons removed too much cartilage from the tip of his nose, leaving him with a misshapen nostril and a persistent infection.
"I have been left permanently disfigured and almost every aspect of my life has been affected. It affected my confidence and sometimes just leaving the house was a real struggle," said Mr Matthews.
The surgeon who carried out the procedure at the Capio Winfield Hospital in Gloucester has since admitted negligence and agreed to pay a five-figure compensation sum to the patient.
It follows reports in the East Grinstead Courier and Observer that a GP is being sued for medical negligence after an alleged misdiagnosis resulted in a 25-year-old man dying of testicular cancer.
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