A mother was left stunned after she was told she should kill herself after being recommended by a doctor to be her son’s ophthalmic surgeon.
Samantha Jones, 27, told the Daily Telegraph that after hearing that she would be the right fit for Dr Andrew Williams, a paediatric ophthalmology specialist at Newcastle Royal Infirmary, she became “angry, distraught, and desperate”.
“I just felt like I had to do something,” she said.
“It was like, ‘No, you don’t have to do this, it’s not the right thing for you.'”
She had been told by Dr Williams, who is married to a family doctor, that her son should be a paediatrics ophthaliologist, but she said she was not informed that he would be taking the position after she told him she wanted to be a mother.
“I had no idea what was going to happen to me,” she told the paper.
“He said he would do his research, and if he found anything that I didn’t think was right, he would go out and do it.”
He told me he would look at it and see if I was right for it, but he never told me what he would pay for the surgery.
He said I’d have to go through with it.””
The doctor just said, ‘What can I do for you, Samantha?'”
He said I’d have to go through with it.
“A spokesperson for Dr Williams told the newspaper that he was not available for comment.