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£385,000 Compensation for Woman Following Amputation of Leg

22 September 2010

An elderly woman underwent routine knee replacement surgery which she had been planning for a number of years.  Upon waking from the operation our client became aware that something was not right with her leg. It was discoloured and also did not feel as it should. After she raised her concerns with the hospital she was reassured that everything was ok. The pain continued for our client and she was eventually diagnosed with a severed artery. Over the time which this had failed to be noticed her leg muscles had been exposed to a severe lack of blood supply. Sadly, our client had to undergo an above knee amputation. Our client made an amputation claim to the hospital and with help from our expert clinical negligence solicitors our client was awarded £385,000 in compensation.