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Boy Gets Compensation After Leg Amputation

October 4, 2011

A boy who had a leg amputated after suffering a blood clot in his foot has won a £900,000 compensation payout from an NHS trust.

Leo Ison, now six, from Bedworth, Warwickshire, was three weeks old when he had to have his left leg amputated below the knee.

His parents claimed his injury was down to the failure of Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital to spot a clot quickly enough.

The trust said it wished the family “all the best for the future”.

‘Level home’

His parents, Fiona and Ian, had claimed he would only have lost his toes if the blood clot was treated earlier.

They said in a statement: “He has been on the NHS waiting list for an operation, but this settlement means that he can pay to have his operation sooner, instead of having to wait until who knows how long under the NHS.

“We can also now look for a level home to live in so Leo doesn’t have to worry about stairs and has a wet room all of his own.”

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust was not represented in court on Monday.

In a statement, it said: “We are pleased the court has approved the terms agreed with Leo’s family to bring this claim to a close.

“We wish Leo and his family all the best for the future.”

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