We have been acting for a client (aged 52), a diabetic, who was unhappy with treatment which he received at Great Western Hospital. Briefly, during September 2012, he hurt his right hand middle finger on some work equipment. This finger was already being treated as a “trigger finger” and, on the day of his accident, by chance, he had to see one of the physiotherapists at hospital. This physiotherapist injected a steroid into his injured finger to treat his underlying condition, despite the fact that he had cut it earlier that day. It subsequently became infected and, eventually, the distal tip had to be amputated. He is a carpenter by occupation and although he has been able to continue working, the amputation has made life more difficult for him.
Correspondence was exchanged between our firm and the hospital and we were able to negotiate a settlement of his claim without the need to issue proceedings.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £25,000 for this client during 2015