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An Angry Patient Is Looking for Compensation After The Operation Went Wrong.

Izwelethu_News

08 December 2021


A woman wants compensation from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and the dismissal of all those who contributed to the change in her life, a woman from Umzinyathi, near Inanda, who was injured during surgery at Addington Hospital.


WANTS compensation from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and the dismissal of all those who contributed to the change in her life, a woman from Umzinyathi, near Inanda, who was injured during surgery at Addington Hospital.


Ms Phindile Mncube (33), who was in pain and bleeding profusely every time she went to her period, told Isolezwe that when she entered Addington in September 2016, she thought she was going to get out of poverty.


He said what he was thinking of did not happen as his admission to the hospital resulted in him suffering from pain throughout his life and becoming a bedridden person.


“When I went in, the doctors told me I had to go to the theater for surgery, have my uterus and eggs removed. They told me that this was the only thing that would stop me from getting over the bleeding and the pain. Although it was a difficult decision I had to make, as I was only 27 years old, I agreed because I was dying of pain, ”said Ms Mncube.


She said another thing that comforted her was that she already had two children.


He said that when he woke up after the operation, the doctors told him that they did not remove the uterus and eggs as per the agreement because when they operated on him they found that there were too many blood clots in his uterus.


He said they told him to install a suction pipe to get it out.

"Even though that left me with a lot of questions, I told myself that maybe they, because they are trained to work with patients, have a better knowledge of how the placement of a tube instead of a hysterectic as agreed, would help me as a patient," said Ms Mncube.


When she returned home, she felt worse than before and decided to have a hysterectomy.

"I went back to the hospital to report it, and they did some tests which showed that when they put the tube in, they put in something called a hernia mesh, which is plastic and this is what caused the pain because it is attached to the intestines and uterus," said Ms Mncube.

He said that when he asked them how he would benefit, they all excused themselves and said there was no way to remove the hernia mesh attached to her gut and uterus as she could die.

"Unfortunately I am in excruciating pain, it is not free, and my life is ruined because I have become bedridden and my condition indicates that I will never work again," said Ms Mncube.

He said he wanted the department to take action against all those involved in his injuries, and to compensate him so that he could raise his school-going children.

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health spokeswoman Ntokozo Maphisa said although the law did not allow the department to disclose confidential information between a patient and a health worker, he said the department was aware of the case of a terminally ill patient, who had been seen several times by doctors at various facilities.


He said the patient had been informed of his condition, and that he was welcome to return to the hospital whenever he was in need.


“The department does not condone abuse reporting because it is a complex field, which is not easily understood by an untrained person. Among other things, this includes the cause and origin of diseases; how they are treated; and decisions about whether it is safe to operate or will endanger a person's life," Maphisa said.


Source consulted.

https://www.isolezwe.co.za/izindaba/ufuna-isinxephezelo-ogilwe-yisibhedlela-dc85c7d2-1fef-44e9-b11b-d20e6983d89d

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