The medical negligence team at Field Fisher Waterhouse has successfully obtained funds on behalf of Garry Moore, who underwent an above knee amputation following a failure to diagnose a poplitealThe medical negligence team at Field Fisher Waterhouse has successfully obtained funds on behalf of Garry Moore, who underwent an above knee amputation following a failure to diagnose a popliteal aneurysm. The Plymouth NHS Trust has released the funds after it admitted liability.
Garry was incorrectly diagnosed with having an infected foot. However he was in fact suffering from a popliteal aneurysm, and the consequences were disastrous. If he had been correctly diagnosed he would have lost one toe, or possibly two, but instead he suffered an above knee amputation after the hospital failed to diagnose the aneurysm in time.
As a result of the amputation, Garry has had to give up his business and relies on the assistance of his wife and daughters, and suffers severe restrictions in his daily life. A lack of funds has meant he has not been in a position to get access to rehabilitation or good prosthetic support. Furthermore he has been restricted to sleeping on a futon in a spare room downstairs. It has been clear that Garry needed accommodation on one floor.
The Court has agreed that Garry should have further interim funds, and he should by now have received a total of £600,000 in interim funds to be able to purchase suitable accommodation and specialist prosthetic support for his leg.
However the claim continues and it is now four years since the initial negligence occurred.
Jill Greenfield, Garry Moore's solicitor, added:
"We have had to push the Defendants very hard indeed to get the funding to allow Mr. Moore to move into far more suitable accommodation and to purchase a much needed prosthetic leg. It seems to me that this could and should have been provided really quite some time ago. I would hope that this will now allow Garry to at least move forward a little bit more in his rehabilitation whilst we continue to discuss with the Defence either terms for settlement or we will simply progress the case to a Trial on quantum."