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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Botched foot operation leads to compensation claim


    A woman who has undergone five operations on her foot in a period of nine years is set to seek compensation as a result of the treatment she has received. Joyce McVinnie from Dumfries underwent her first surgical procedure back in 2004 and has gone through many other procedures since. She decided to seek compensation last year when she learned of the time limit placed on considering compensation claims.

    Joyce has had to give up her cleaning job as a result of the botched foot operation and the pain she suffers from her foot. The original surgery was, according to Joyce, to get rid of excess tissue she had around the toes of her right foot. However the operation resulted in the fitting of a metal plate. A further operation led to the removal of the excess tissue and then a third procedure led to the removal of the metal plate.

    Despite another two procedures being done on the affected foot Joyce still claims to be in pain and she says she has only had one treatment at a clinic. She believed there would be regular treatment but this was not the case.

    How much could a medical condition change your life?

    If you suffer from an ongoing medical condition it can have a marked effect on your life. For example in this particular case the individual has had to give up work because she cannot stay on her feet all day. When a particular condition is exacerbated by a potential lack of medical care it makes things worse. This could result from an injury or illness but if there is a potential case for medical negligence it is worth finding out more.

    Is it worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline for more no-obligation information?

    If you believe you may have a potential case to make then yes, it is definitely worth getting in touch with us. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are here to determine whether you are in a situation where evidence of negligence exists. If they believe it does you may be able to launch a no win, no fee* bid for compensation. Get in touch today by calling our free 24/7 enquiry line for more details, or take the 30-second online test to learn more. We’re just a phone call away so why not find out what you can?

    Source: Daily Record 

    Date Published: September 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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