On the 5th July 2013, the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court claim for a lady (a Post Woman and avid dancer), who developed pain and a lump on the sole of her right foot in 2004. This was diagnosed as being a verruca, which was surgically removed on two occasions, but the lump recurred. She was then referred to an Orthopaedic Surgeon, who diagnosed the lump as a callus (hard skin) caused by an altered walking pattern because of a longish second toe and a bunion. He carried out two negligent extensive orthopaedic surgeries on the lady’s toes. However, significantly, he failed to correct the bunion. In an effort to alleviate the pain in her foot following the negligent surgeries, the lady developed a more altered walking pattern, which caused further mechanical problems in her legs, knees and back. The surgeries also failed to cure the lump. The lady was left with severe mobility issues following the negligent surgeries. Five years later, the lady was referred for a second orthopaedic opinion and was informed that the lump, which she had initially attended with, was indeed a verruca. The lady was told there was no further surgical treatment available to her. She lives in constant pain and is virtually house bound. She was medically retired from her job. Proceedings were issued in January 2010 and were compromised some 3½ years later on the eve of the trial on 5th July 2013.
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