A woman who had a child after a botched sterilisation operation is appealing for weekly ACC compensation for the years she was unable to work while caring for him.The unnamed mother had the operation in 1998. She already had three children by different fathers, and a history of difficult relationships, terminated pregnancies and miscarriages. In 2006, when in her early 40s, she began putting on weight and, fearing she might have a tumour, went to a doctor. She was shocked to discover she was 34 weeks pregnant.

Source: Stuff.co.nz