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City lawyer sues London hospital for £1.5m after appendix blunder left her infertile

A leading City lawyer whose hopes of motherhood were devastated after doctors failed to notice that she needed emergency surgery to remove her appendix is suing the hospital for £1.5 million in damages. But the NHS Trust’s lawyers say she deserves only £300,000 because if she had had children they would have hampered her high-flying career. Sarah Marquis was “rendered infertile” when her appendix burst. Medics at Homerton Hospital failed to spot in time that it needed emergency removal, the High Court heard.

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Compensation bid: Sarah Marquis outside the High Court (Picture: Richard Gittins/Champion News)

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