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Toe Straightening Goes Wrong

M had a painful bunion on her left foot. She was advised to have a hallux valgus operation on her left foot as well as an osteotomy to straighten her big toe.  

Following the surgery M’s toe was not straight and she suffered continuing pain. There was a delay in offering M corrective surgery.  

Medical evidence suggested that the surgery was carried out negligently. She ended up having to walk with foot inserts and was becoming dependent upon crutches and further surgery was envisaged.

It was possible to eventually resolve the claim with M accepting the sum of £45,000.00.