Girl awarded £9m after hospital failings led to double leg amputation

In most cases when we go to a hospital, we usually place our complete trust in the hands of the doctors and nurses. After all, what could possibly go wrong? But come to think of it that the same place you are supposed to seek out for help is the same place that ruins your life. This is exactly what happened to the girl who mistakenly underwent double leg amputation for what was termed as ‘hospital failures.’

The young girl has to cope with her current situation for as long as she lives. She has shown courage and accepted her condition which too many people would have had a hard to come in terms with. It is said that her parents first took her with a frail illness which later turned out to be deadly and life-threatening. This was simply because the doctor made incorrect diagnostics allowing the infection to spread to her limbs. The reality is that without the doctors’ negligence she would be having both her legs leading a normal life.

Her parents decided to sue the hospital for the day to day pain their daughter has and is still going through. The incompetence of the hospital management was questioned, and they agreed to be responsible. They then offered their sincere apologies to the family and their young girl. It is said that she has handled the whole situation so calmly and has been able to courageously deal with any form of trauma that has occurred after the horrific accident.

The lawyer representing the family argued that the girl’s whole life had been impacted and she can never be the same again. He stated the girl needed special care which the family could not provide for. In light of these revelations, the hospital management decided to come up with a generous offer.

They agreed to pay the girl a total of £9million to cater for her daily expenses, special treatment, and her support for the coming years. As much as this amount is far from what the girl lost, the family felt a form of relief as the can now cater for her medical needs and other special needs. It is quite sad that the young girl went to the hospital with two legs and came out with none. The magistrate was pleased with how the girl handled the whole situation, and how the personal injury solicitors represented the claim. Her parents can now sleep a little more soundly knowing that justice has been served as much as is possible in the circumstances.