For­mer model who lost her breast wins

The New Age (Gauteng) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A FOR­MER model who had a mas­tec­tomy af­ter doc­tors over-es­ti­mated the size of a lump by nearly six times was awarded £100 000 (R1.6m) com­pen­sa­tion. Diane Cham­bers, 48, said she was left per­ma­nently dis­fig­ured and un­able to work af­ter the “need­less” pro­ce­dure, re­ported dai­ly­ She went into debt over bills for fur­ther med­i­cal treat­ment and ther­apy, and even con­tem­plated sui­cide af­ter hav­ing her breast re­moved when she should have been of­fered a less in­va­sive lumpec­tomy. Cham­bers was about to have a breast lift operation in 2012 when doc­tors found a po­ten­tially can­cer­ous 14mm lump.

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