Patricia Jackson awarded compensation following belly button explosion resulting from a botched tummy tuck

Patricia Jackson awarded compensation following belly button explosion resulting from a botched tummy tuck While Patricia Jackson was aboard a flight home to the UK from Portugal her belly button erupted and a foul-smelling fluid began oozing out. She has been awarded $36,000 in compensation as a result.

The Hull Daily Mail was informed by Mrs Jackson, 68, that she had underwent a tummy tuck in 2005 at the age of 60 as she didn't like the way her stomach was saggy due to weight loss.

Doctors, however, forgot to take out her old belly button after the surgery for tummy tuck. It took almost a year for her surgeon to start worrying about the scars that were looking really bad. It was after she went for a routine check-up.

The ultrasound confirmed infection which was then treated by antibiotics. Later in 2011 Mrs Jackson took a vacation to Portugal where she noticed the ugly blisters at the same place where her belly button had been. When she was mid-air on a flight back home her belly button erupted and a really foul smelling liquid started oozing out which made her co-passenger complain.

After a dressing on the flight she was taken to the hospital by her brother where they found that her old belly button was still in her body. She was therefore awarded 22,500 pounds ($36,000) in compensation.

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