“After three days of atrocious pain in the lower stomach, I started having extremely strong contractions and finally expelled a glove and five compresses,” she said. The contraction lasted four hours and left her “in a pool of blood”.

When she realised the cause of her misery, she went straight back to the clinic to confront the surgeon, and was shocked at his allegedly flippant reaction when he said: “If you’re not happy, go ahead and contact my insurance company. I’m very well insured.”