16 December 2013
Amputee wins seven-figure compensation settlement
An unnamed mechanic that had his leg amputated after a series of mistakes at Bradford Royal Infirmary has been given a seven-figure compensation package.
The 52-year-old claimed doctors at the hospital failed to spot or treat an infection that spread and could have cost him his life, reports the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
While doctors ordered a microbiology test to look into whether his blood contained potentially deadly bacteria, this was not acted upon as quickly as it should have been - resulting in antibiotics or other less invasive therapies being discounted in favour of amputation.
For its failings in the unnamed man's care, Bradford Royal Infirmary apologised for any distress caused and paid an out-of-court settlement - but refused to release further details because of confidentiality concerns.
The injured man said: "Hopefully, this compensation will help me be more independent than at present and allow me to purchase single-floor accommodation which is properly adapted to meet my needs."
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