Wrong skin lesion removed £4,000

Our client (aged 44) was referred to the Dermatology Clinic by her GP to have a suspicious lesion (mole) removed from her right forearm. The procedure was carried out by the dermatology nurse practitioner. When our client removed the dressing a couple of days later, she found that the wrong skin lesion had been removed. She went back to the clinic to report the error and to have the correct lesion removed.

As a result of this negligence, she underwent an additional unnecessary procedure, causing avoidable pain and suffering which has left her with a small residual scar on her forearm. Liability was admitted.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £4,000 for this client during 2015