Post surgery complications and infection

My surgeon removed the glue after 2 weeks of my surgery, this caused infection and a lot of post surgery complications, should I sue him for causing me all this pain and skin problems? However I signed a consent that infection may occur. The infection occurred only after he removed the glue when the wound was still healing and open

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  • Sorry you have had this distress. Maybe speak to Ovacome helpline to get advice on normal protocol . I didn't have glue , internal stitches that dissolve and lots of staples that the nurse removed the day I was discharged from hospital ( day 10 )

    Best wishes love Kim x

  • Thank you dear and I am glad that your surgery went well. God bless

  • Hi Malak, I know it can be very up setting when things don't go well. The fact you have signed a consent from I don't think you have a case.

    I recall being very illl after surgery & vomiting for 6 days after wards. My dressing was poorly delt with in hospital & when I came out I was very unwell. I couldn't get anyone to come out to see me. My son had to come over & almost carry me to my GP. I had a very bad infection they couldn't pull the metal studs out of my wound. The studs had disappeared under my skin my son got me into a taxi & took me up to the hospital. It took several nurses to rip them out the pain was horrible.

    So I can see why you would want to sue. I would try & find out if it's normal practices taking the glue out after 2 weeks. If it's not then take it further, are you in the UK? If it was done under the NHS I would imagine it would be very hard trying to sue. I hope the infection has been sorted now. Take care Cindyxx

  • Hi lovely,

    As Cindy has said you very likely don't have a case since signing the consent form unless you can prove of malpractice the most you'd get would be an apology for the way you feel you've been dealt with and they would Word it so it sounds like your fault and your not taking good care of your wound. The best option you have is to get antibiotics and hope it clears up soon sometimes it takes more than 1 round of them.

    Good luck


  • Thank you for your kind words. I believe the glue should never be removed. I feel so frustrated. My skin became thin now and my reconstruction surgery will need complicated procedure after losing the skin I had before removing the glue. That's my point . The infection occurred only when the surgeon removed the glue which it should never be removed. He did this cause he wanted to fill a tissue expander but my wound wasn't healed. I changed the surgeon but I can't forgive the surgeon whom caused me all this pain and still will need two major surgeries for my reconstruction

  • Hi Malak, I have never heard of the glue being removed. I had glue & studs & was told it was the studs that got infected.

    Seeing you are having such troubles it might be an idea to see if you can do something about this surgeon. Just make sure you don't spend to much of your energy on this because you need it to heal & get better. Take care Cindyxx

  • Hi Callmemum, yes I agree it would be very hard to prove but because Malak, is still suffering she needs some kind of closure.

    I had to have 2 lots of antibiotics to sort my infection out. It leaves you so drained. Thanks for reply. Take care Cindyxx

  • I'm so sorry you are going through this and hope you heal fast and find a Doctor you are happy with as this will also boost your confidence and healing,

    Nicky x

  • Why was the glue removed? Mine was left to peel off on its own. N the end when it was looking abit grey and disgusting I wiped over it with that oil you put on scars and it just rolled off..


  • The surgeon was seeing if my wound healed to fill a tissue expander and he removed a part of the glue that's when he found my wound still healing and the area was red and my wound opened. I knew from another surgeon that the glue shouldn't been removed.

  • I'm a little confused. Was it surgery for ovarian cancer you had or for breast cancer? I haven't heard of tissue expanders being used in OC.

    I'm sorry you're going through this and hope you get resolution soon


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