Clinical negligence compensation in excess of £100,000 has been awarded to a woman after a medical blunder left her permanently disabled.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, Maggie Peabody was rendered bedbound for 12 months when professionals at the St Cross Hospital in Rugby - an institution managed by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust - cut through a nerve during a routine procedure on her hip in October 2008.
As a result of this error, the 51-year-old mother-of-four could not walk for around a year and is now largely restricted to her home, while relying on family and friends to help take care of her.
She told the news source that the operation has "ruined my life" as she used to be active and outgoing.
"I was so shocked I couldn't take it in at first," she added, speaking of the moment she was informed she may not be able to walk again for a period of 18 months.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson