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Hospital pay out £2.25m to woman left wheelchair-bound

A woman has been awarded £2.25m in medical negligence compensation after delays in carrying out surgery left her in a wheelchair.

The 27-year-old from Bury had been born with congenital problems which left her with serious learning difficulties and also caused her feet to turn in an outward position.

Medical staff at West Suffolk Hospital had assessed the woman up until she was five years old, but corrective surgery to her feet was never carried out.

She was later fitted with special shoes and underwent surgery when she was 16-years-old.

The woman's personal injury solicitor is arguing that the main reason for her current mobility issues was the delay in receiving corrective treatment.

She is now restricted to using a wheelchair and is only able to walk short distances unaided.

The Suffolk Strategic Health Authority agreed to pay £2.25million in medical negligence compensation to the woman following a High Court hearing, although it denied full liability for the incident.


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