Spine-chilling screw-up

Spine-chilling screw-up

Gerda makes some serious allegations. For starters, she claims that Dr Percy Miller messed up a spinal operation that he performed on her at Bedford Gardens Hospital, on 9 January 2008, in that he incorrectly positioned a screw. As a result of this error, she says, he had to perform a second operation on 19 January 2008.

Gerda claims that she was in so much pain after the second operation that she had to admit herself to the Netcare Milpark Hospital, where a doctor told her that she was a “piece of scrap” and that he couldn’t help her, and that she should go back to Dr Miller and demand that he “correct his mess”.

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