Man With Toe Infection Leaves Without A Leg

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A diabetic butcher from Kent was admitted to East Grinstead Hospital with a sore toe in July 2004. He was treated for a toe infection and discharged however returned months later after suffering prolonged pain in the affected toe.

Toe Was Amputated

He was then admitted to the same hospital where he was told his infection had developed into an ulcer and was then told that the only resolution would be to amputate the toe. Unsuccessful again, The man then had his leg amputated below the knee. He said he was appalled at the level of competency of the nurses, even saying at one point directly before his operation his blood sugar was left to drop so low that he had to be brought back from unconsciousness.

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Negligence Compensation Fee Accepted

In March 2010, the man accepted a compensation fee of £250,000 from Medway NHS Foundation Trust who extended their sincere apologies for the distress caused to him and his family and for the shortcomings of the services provided to him.

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