Mrs. P suffered a femoral nerve injury after an injection, and was awarded £200,000.
Mrs. P was suffering from knee pain, and was given a steroid injection, combined with local anaesthetic by Dr. H to reduce inflammation and confirm the origin of the pain.
After the injection, the pain became excruciating. After visiting Accident and Emergency, and being referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, Mrs. P underwent surgery to find out what was wrong.
The surgeon confirmed that the pain was almost certainly caused by the steroid injection. The operation increased Mrs P’s range of movement in her right leg but only partially relieved her pain.
Mrs P’s case was that the injection by Dr H was not undertaken with sufficient care and skill, and in March 2011 Mrs P was awarded damages of £200,000 in an out of court settlement.