Jones v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Negligence – Personal injury. The claimant, a 40 year old woman in good health, developed upper leg pain which led to several operations and an eventual amputation. The claimant brought an action in negligence against the relevant NHS Trust. The Queen's Bench Division held that there had been no negligent delay in getting the claimant to theatre. Further there had been no inadequate remedial surgery carried out and finally there had been no negligent advice as to available reconstructive options once necrotising myositis had been overcome, leading to an unnecessary through-knee amputation.

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