Woman awarded personal injury compensation after errors

Personal injury compensation has been awarded to a woman after errors in an operation on her foot left her with health problems.

According to the Lincolnshire Echo, the female - known only as Mrs P - underwent surgery to remove corns on her left foot in 1983 and has suffered from "debilitating pain" ever since.

Mrs P had surgery at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston - an institution now managed by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - and errors made by professionals there left her with a shortened foot.

However, after consultation with a GP in 2006, she was told her initial procedure had not been necessary and further surgery to correct the issues caused was recommended.

This operation relieved a lot of Mrs P's pain, but she then decided to seek personal injury compensation for her ordeal and has now been awarded a damages sum of £100,000.

Posted by Helen Jones

20/05/2011 16:54