Mr S, aged 64, underwent a revision of his total knee replacement.  He remained unsteady on his feet but was encouraged to use a non-disabled shower facility at the hospital despite having disabled facilities at home.  He suffered a fall whilst showering.  He required further surgery and his recovery compromised.

Expert evidence was obtained from a Nurse, Orthopaedic Consultant and General Physician.  Mr S ultimately received £62,000 in compensation.  The award reflected his other medical difficulties.