Because those stellar UK surgeons couldn’t find it the first time, apparently.
Mark Wattson returned to Great Western Hospital in Swindon for a second appendectomy a month after the first operation, because his appendix ruptured. His employer, not believing the story, fired him. To add insult to injury, the incision after the second operation became infected.
Mr. Wattson, after a good deal of unnecessary trauma, is still in a good deal of pain, and is now jobless.
This sad tale brought to you by the Daily Mail, which reports that compensation to National Health Service patients has risen to 769 million Pounds.