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High Court appeal to prolong family's 'agony'

The family of a woman from Essex who was left paralysed after an operation have been told by the High Court that the hospital was at fault.

But now they say their agony is being prolonged as the hospital plans to appeal the judgement.

Rebecca Ling from Wickford had surgery to correct her curved spine when she was 13 - she'll never walk again.

Her family have been fighting for compensation since 2006, but now they may have to wait another year for a decision.

A High Court judge ruled The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital was negligent. But the NHS Trust says it plans to appeal.

A statement from the hospital said: The Trust and its staff are very sorry for the outcome Rebecca has suffered.

"We have reviewed the judgement and taken advice, and are intending to seek permission to appeal the judge's decision."