Biker launches clinical negligence claim after amputation

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Posted 20/12/2011

A clinical negligence settlement of £300,000 is being sought by a motorcyclist who had his leg amputated after an accident.Jonathan Griffiths claims the leg should have been massaged during a life-saving operation following the accident in order to prevent the tissues dying, reports the Evening Standard.He says his leg could have been saved if it was not for the clinical negligence of staff at Barts and The London NHS Trust.A spokesman for the trust added: “This matter is subject to legal proceedings and the trust does not consider it appropriate, therefore, to comment any further at this time.”The incident occurred in the summer of 2009 and the operation Mr Griffiths had included a major blood transfusion.A leaked email by orthopaedic surgeon and consultant Dr David Goodier, formerly of Barts and the London Hospital, recently predicted clinical negligence cases are going to rise as a result of NHS cuts, the Independent reported.


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