22 February 2011
Patient awarded damages for clinical negligence
A 42-year-old woman has received damages for clinical negligence after an operation left her with reduced mobility.
The patient, known only as Ms McFarlane, was given corrective surgery on her feet by staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital in 2004.
However, problems throughout the procedure and subsequent treatments left her with chronic pain and mobility problems.
Paul Sankey, partner and clinical negligence solicitor at law firm Russell Jones and Walker, welcomed the fact Ms McFarlane has received clinical negligence compensation from Western Cheshire NHS Primary Care Trust.
Speaking to the Daily Post, he said the damages should help her to meet the "very considerable" financial cost of managing her disability.
"The impact of this disastrous surgery has been devastating," Mr Sankey commented.
Ms McFarlane added that she has to use a mobility scooter when she goes out because of the operation, and use crutches or a stick when walking long distances.
The compensation payment comes shortly after the Health Service Journal named NHS Western Cheshire its Primary Care Organisation of the Year.
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Posted by Patrick White
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