Clinical negligence compensation worth £2.25 million has been awarded to a woman who will be wheelchair-bound for most of her life.
According to the Bury Free Press, Sarah Fallon took legal action against the NHS on the basis that professionals at the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, left it too long to conduct corrective surgery on her feet.
The 27-year-old was born with a congenital issue that caused her feet to stick outwards but, despite the fact she underwent regular progress checks in her early years, doctors failed to give her the operation she needed until she was a teenager.
Consequently, the writ served to the High Court by the representatives of Ms Fallon - who also has severe learning difficulties due to the impact of her condition - claimed the hospital is 90 per cent responsible for the fact she cannot walk properly.
And Mr Justice Eady has now ruled in her favour and granted Ms Fallon this seven-figure damages settlement.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson