A woman was surprised to discover that her doctor had given her breast implants without her consent. Donna Finegan-White, 44, had undergone a double mastectomy and had woken up when she discovered she had permanent implants.
The mother of two went to the Western Great Hospital to undergo surgery after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 50 and her aunt as well. However, Donna's mother overcame the disease, her aunt died for it.
Donna opted to have a mastectomy to reduce the risk of contracting the disease. The 44-year-old woman asked for "temporary expanders" that extend the pectoral muscle and skin, after surgery. When Donna's surgery was completed on October 14, 2004, she awoke from anesthesia to find permanent subpectoral breast implants, which were much larger than her original breast, her spokeswoman, Irwin Mitchell, said.
Donna said she hoped to wake up from the surgery, "breast cancer free," but was surprised and frustrated to find the implants she never agreed to. He went on to say that he never signed the implants while consulting with his doctor.
After her surgery, Donna sought treatment because of the pain and swelling she felt from the implants and the psychological reasons. On February 26, 2016, Donna underwent another surgery to remove the implants, however, things got worse.
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The Swindon native had to undergo another operation after developing a blood clot that came after she removed the implants. The blood clot could have killed. Donna now seeks legal action against the hospital that gave her the implants.
Donna claims that she has suffered pain and trauma from the incident and that her lawyers are investigating her treatment at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Donna went on to say that she hopes that her story will make hospitals aware and reminds them of the importance of respecting the patient's consent.
A trust spokeswoman denies Donna's allegations and alleges that Donna was aware of the implants she was going to receive. According to the spokesperson, the case was resolved in 2016 outside the court.
& # 39; We have clear and effective consent processes that are followed throughout the Trust, which describe the risks patients may face during and after any surgery, including the common risk of blood clots. Based on this case, we are strengthening our consent processes, "said the spokeswoman.
Donna is the mother of a son and a daughter.
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