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Posted 21 July 2017
by Endurance Arthur

Croydon father left in A&E loses leg to flesh eating bug wins £1m



A Croydon man went into septic shock after he left hospital thinking he needed no further treatment, having been lost in the NHS system following a 6 hour wait in A&E. 

His case illustrates how quickly septic shock can cause damage. He was lucky to have survived a delay in diagnosis of necrotising fasciitis, also known as the flesh eating bug and despite emergency surgery, he lost his left leg, right toes and right fingers and thumb.  He was awarded compensation following a High Court trial.

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Partner and solicitor in the medical negligence department and a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel