A man who was left dependant on a wheelchair for the rest of his life due to a mistake during a back operation has been awarded over £1 million as a medical negligence compensation payout.
Jonathan Marks was already suffering from congenital syndrome, scoliosis and learning difficulties when he underwent surgery at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington, Oxford. The purpose of the operation was to correct Mr Marks’ curvature of the spine. However, a mistake was made during the operation which left him paralysed and dependant on a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
On Friday, Jonathan was awarded medical negligence compensation for his injuries at the High Court in London. The NHS Trust in charge of the Nuffield Centre has continued to deny liability for the case nevertheless it offered its deep sympathies to Mr Marks. However, the High Court ruled in Jonathan’s favour, awarding him a compensation payout of £1.45million, with further payments annually for the rest of his life. The amount of compensation is large enough to cover the expense of Mr Marks’ medical care in the future.