A man who has received 4,000 GBP compensation claims he was shocked after a pin was left in his hip following an operation, it has emerged.
David Bould was given the compensation as he came to an out-of-court settlement with University Hospital of Hartlepool.
Mr Bould had been referred for a hip resurfacing operation by his GP and went into hospital in April 2008.
The procedure, which was at first viewed as a success, was designed to reduce pain in his hip caused by wear and tear.
"To be told that they had made a mistake and would have to operate again was a huge shock," Mr Bould explained.
He revealed that he had been "anxious" about having the operation in the first place and was originally relieved "to discover it had been successful".
It was recently reported that a compensation claim for clinical negligence was launched against north Cumbria’s hospitals.
A mother from Penrith named Anita White placed the blame on bosses at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust for complications she asserts were caused by negligence at the time of her child’s birth.