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Woman loses hysterectomy case
07 Jul 2015 16:04
A woman who claimed she suffered chronic pain and had difficulty walking after a hysterectomy has lost her High Court case for damages.
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Mary McNicholas from Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, had sued Andrea Hermann, a consultant obstetrician, who carried out the procedure at the Galway Clinic in 2005.
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Ms McNicholas had told the court she suffered nerve damage as a result of the operation causing continuing numbness and severe pain in her left leg.
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She had alleged that the pre-operative care given by Dr Hermann was deficient as she had not been advised to lose weight before the operation.
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She also claimed that the use of a self-retaining retractor during the operation had caused injury to her femoral nerve.
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Ms McNicholas had called expert witnesses who said the retractor should be released a number of times during surgery to prevent nerve damage.
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