Mrs F, aged 83, was generally fit and well when she underwent a total knee replacement in 2012. She suffered a fall due to the instability of the replacement knee and then developed an infection, which was not treated for several weeks. Mrs F required extensive surgery on her knee to treat the infection and remained in hospital for several months. Ultimately, the treatment was futile and the leg was amputated above the knee.
Sadly, Mrs F died during the claim process, but her estate received £100,000 in compensation as a direct result of the negligence she suffered.