"...I will use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgement; I will abstain from harming or wronging any man by it..."



Analysis of cases I have acted as expert witness involving major operative injury:

Nature of surgery

Laparoscopic surgery (exl. hysterectomy) 109
Abdominal hysterectomy 64
Laparoscopic hysterectomy 53
Vaginal hysterectomy 31
Caesarean section 51
Hysteroscopy 20

Nature of injury

Bowel injury 104
Ureteric injury 59
Bladder injury 42
Nerve injury 19
Vascular injury 7

Other cases

Ectopic pregnancy 63