A man has been awarded £750,000 compensation after launching a medical negligence claim.
Bob Wareham had to have the bottom part of his leg amputated after he was incorrectly diagnosed with athlete's foot, the Daily Mail reports.
Because of the initial misdiagnosis, the 54-year-old had to wait over a week for a consultation with a specialist, when a diabetic foot infection was discovered.
A three-year legal battle ensued and Mr Wareham has now agreed an out-of-court settlement.
"With a diabetic person's infection, time is the ultimate factor. It has happened now and at least they have been brought to account. But ... that's not going to bring my leg back," he added.
Mr Wareham added the last three years have been stressful for him and his family and he is glad to finally get some justice for the mistreatment he suffered at the hands of Weston General Hospital.
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Posted by Francesca Witney