Amputation claim news
07/09/2012

Women escapes losing foot after Turkish tattoo

A 54-year-old woman from North Ayrshire has narrowly avoided having to make an amputation compensation claim following a tattoo procedure she underwent while on holiday in Turkey.

The woman had the £25 tattoo completed at a studio in the Green Nature Resort & Spa Hotel in Marmaris, but just days after the vine leaf and hearts design on her right foot was "sore and burning".

When she went back to the tattooist he said that she must have caused the infection herself either by going swimming or wearing inappropriate footwear. The holidaymaker says she does not swim and claims that her shoes could not have been causative.

By the time she and her husband returned home from their holiday, the infection in her foot was so bad that she was rushed straight from the airport to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock where doctors warned her that her foot may have to be amputated if the infection did not respond to antibiotics.

Worryingly, it took three bouts of different intravenous drugs before a fourth finally began to treat the infection which had taken hold.

Luckily, the woman suffered no more lasting personal injury than scar tissue on her foot which she is self-conscious about, but things could have been very different.

"My dad lost his leg in an accident so I know the effect losing a limb can have," she told the Daily Mail.

 

 
 
 
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