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.