In 1995 Gail was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her consultant carried out a mastectomy the same year and she took the cancer drug Tamoxifen for two years.

In February 2012, Gail discovered the unimaginable. She had never actually had breast cancer and was one of hundreds of patients who had been misdiagnosed and unnecessarily operated on by consultant Dr Ian Paterson.

Gail contacted Thompsons Solicitors and her case was taken on by the medical negligence team.

Gail said: "My case is yet to be settled, but to date Thompsons Solicitors has been very helpful. I was in total shock, I couldn't absorb anything when I was first told and I haven’t been able to focus on the positive side of this.

“Some days I feel so emotional that I could knock the house down and rebuild it. The claim with Thompsons is helping because I want some form of justice."

"Thompsons Solicitors has been very helpful. I was in total shock, I couldn't absorb anything when I was first told and I haven’t been able to focus on the positive side of this."

Gail, our medical negligence client