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£850,000 Compensation for Paralysed Man

22 December 2010

A man developed a blister on his left heel which caused some concern to his GP.  He was referred to hospital who undertook some tests to analyse what was wrong.  Following the tests it was reported to the Doctors that the swab of the blister had tested positive for MRSA.  Our client was not prescribed antibiotics until two weeks after these results had been given. Our client’s condition deteriorated further and he was eventually readmitted to hospital, unable to move and complaining of back pain.  A large infection with a moderate growth of MRSA was discovered in his spine.  This meant he became permanently paralysed from the waist down. With our client now permanently paralysed he developed ulcers on his right foot and a pressure sore on his right thigh. Due to continuing problems our client underwent a below knee amputation of his right leg. Our client made a clinical negligence claim and with help from our expert clinical negligence solicitor was awarded £850,000 compensation.