Mrs B underwent routine surgery for repair of an umbilical hernia. During the procedure her bowel was perforated, which is a recognised risk of the procedure, but the surgeon failed to realise the bowel had been perforated. She was discharged in severe pain and even following readmission there was a delay of several days before further surgery took place. Mrs B had become septic and significantly unwell. She required a temporary ileostomy (colostomy) which was reversed 2 years later and also suffered from PTSD as a result. Settlement was agreed at £65,000.