The patient is now unable to conceive naturally and the doctor has been criticised by tribunal for her “hasty, careless, and dismissive attitude.”
According to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, Tahseen’s treatment of the woman, referred to as Patient A, amounted to “serious misconduct” and impaired her fitness to practise.
She didn’t discuss the procedure with her patient beforehand, mistook a cyst for ectopic pregnancy and removed the wrong fallopian tube. She didn’t even send the patient for ultrasound afterwards even though the patient had expressed concerns about the operation.
The panel told Tahseen, “In your care of Patient A, you failed to place yourself in a position to assess adequately the needs of your patient, and in so doing, you failed to make the care of your patient your first concern.
You failed to treat the condition which had brought Patient A under your care and instead caused unnecessary damage and distress. There is now no possibility that Patient A will be able to conceive naturally.
You were careless in your pre-operative approach, hasty in your intra-operative approach, and dismissive of the patient’s concerns in your post-operative approach.”
Dr Tahseen will be allowed to practise due to good clinical practice record and full admission of fault. She will be, however, supervised, overseen and reported upon.