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Delay to Diagnose Charcot Foot in Diabetic Patient Leads to Foot Amputation


Irvings Law have recently secured substantial compensation for a client who suffered a wrongful foot amputation after doctors failed to diagnose Charcot Foot.

Our client, who has Type II Diabetes, attended his GP and the Hospital on several occasions between February 2016 and August 2016 complaining of symptoms of: pain to his foot and ankle, struggling to weight bear, problems with mobility, swelling and redness. He was dismissed with a variety of pain medications, antibiotics and advice to rest.

The doctors suspected that he had a DVT, then gout and then cellulitis. It was our case that Charcot Foot should have been considered in the differential diagnosis for the client.

After months of back and forth looking for answers, our client was finally diagnosed with Charcot Foot. He was treated for this for 2 years, but struggled to walk and was in a lot of pain. It was decided that amputating his foot would be his best option.

Following the amputation, our client’s life was turned upside down. Daily tasks that he could previously do with ease were now a struggle, his house became unsuitable for him, he could not work and was forced to give up his passion and ambition of becoming a professional photographer, he could no longer participate in sports or go to the gym and he had to rely on a prosthetic limb to help his mobility.


Our client came to Irvings Law after starting his claim with another firm. After he became unhappy with the previous firm, he instructed Simon Brennan to bring a claim against the GP and the Hospital. Simon is the Head of our Clinical Negligence team at Irvings Law and is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.

Irvings Law recently obtained a 6 figure sum in compensation for our client, who was very happy with the result and the service he received throughout.

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If you or someone you know has suffered medical negligence similar to our client, please get in touch with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors today.

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