Sciatic nerve damage following injection – £8,500

Mrs Ellen was admitted to hospital suffering from chest pain. She was given a pain-killing injection in her right buttock. The nurse who administered the injection inserted the needle in the wrong place and damaged the sciatic nerve. Mrs Ellen’s right leg became numb immediately and she later developed foot drop and this severely affected her mobility. She died 12 months later of pneumonia which was not related to the injury to her leg.

We pursued a claim on behalf of Mrs Ellen’s personal representatives for the pain and disability that she suffered in the year prior to her death.

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