Our client suffered an ankle fracture that required surgical repair, but during which it was not recognised that he demonstrated early signs of infection.
He required further surgery, including skin harvesting from his chest which left unsightly scarring. He ended up with restricted mobility and is likely to need ankle fusion surgery in future. He was unable to work for over three years whilst he recovered from the various operations and will never be able to return to his previous trade – or achieve the same level of earnings – owing to his mobility problems. He was awarded £160,000 in damages.