A Lincolnshire mother of three who had to have part of her leg amputated, after going into hospital for routine surgery to remove varicose veins, has been awarded a six figure interim compensation payment.
Forty six year old Lorraine Brewin, from Grantham, was admitted to the Grantham Hospital for routine surgery to remove varicose veins from her left leg and expected to leave the hospital the next day. However due to a dangerous build up of blood in her leg, known as ‘compartment syndrome’, she had to be transferred to the Lincoln County Hospital for further surgery.
Eventually, following critical delays and a lack of adequate physiotherapy, Mrs. Brewin had to have the lower part of her leg amputated.
She launched a claim for medical negligence compensation, against the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, who manage the hospitals and has now been awarded a six figure interim compensation payment, which will allow her to move into a bungalow, which has been especially adapted to her needs.
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust admitted that the amputation could have been avoided, had Mrs. Brewin received an adequate standard of care following her operation.