Lucinda Methuen-Campbell of Wales, went under the knife in 2016, at Spire Bristol Hospital to recover from a bowel condition — but was later told by her surgeon her ovaries had been “in the way” and are taken from
A British woman committed suicide after an operation in which her ovaries were removed without her consent, according to a report.
Lucinda Methuen-Campbell of Wales, went under the knife in 2016, at Spire Bristol Hospital to recover from a bowel condition — but was later told by her surgeon her ovaries had been “in the way” and were taken, the BBC reported.
The doc, Tony Dixon, has built up an international reputation for the use of mesh to solve problems with the intestines, but his surgery on the Methuen-Campbell, left her with even more pain, her family said at an inquest Tuesday.
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“The pain getting worse and worse and no one seemed able to solve the problem,” said her ex-partner, Philip Chatfield.
“Mr. Dixon performed the operation in 2016 with the net, but it was not successful and left her in agony,” he said. “She had a follow-up company that made it even worse.”
Methuen-Campbell, 58, was recently found dead after hanging herself in her attic in Swansea.
She left a note for her 19-year-old son that read, “I’m sorry, Angus, I love you, best son ever.”
The coroner, Aled Gruffydd, said that her operation had made of her excruciating pain and that had an effect on her mental health.
“The pain she was led to her taking her own life,” he said.
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Her son, Angus, said after the inquest that his mother was very angry that her ovaries were removed – in addition to a huge amount of pain.
The possibility that her ovaries removed was never even charged for the surgery.
“He said that he thought he had done me a favor,” she remembered the doctor said in an interview with the BBC before her death. “And he said,” I thought, you know, a woman of your age would not really need her ovaries.'”
The surgeon is suspended from two hospitals in Bristol and is under investigation by the National Health Service for mesh procedures.
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