Woman cleared to seek damages for ovaries removal

A woman whose ovaries were removed during an operation at a Prague hospital has been cleared by the Constitutional Court to continue with her claim for damages of up to 100,000 crowns. The court found that her rights were not respected during hearings at three previous courts and said the case should go back to the original Prague court. The woman went into hospital for treatment for a growth and did not give consent to her ovaries being removed. But instructions were given that could happen if infection was found. The woman says doctors failed to set out under what conditions such surgical intervention was necessary.

Author: Chris Johnstone