Hospital in £1m payout

Tracey Hughes has been awarded more than £1million after she underwent a series of operations for her broken leg which went badly wrong.

Million-pound payout over hospital blunders - full story

A woman has spoken of how she was left bedridden and in constant pain after a series of hospital blunders failed to mend her fractured leg.

Tracey Hughes fell seven years ago, and is still suffering after Boston Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire made a series of errors during operations which has left her with one leg shorter than the other.

Martin Fisher has the full story.

More operations needed for woman after hospital errors

Seven years and 14 operations down the line, a woman who went to hospital with a broken leg still needs more operations to fix the damage done in a string of botched jobs by a Lincolnshire hospital.

Mother-of-three Tracey Hughes, from Spalding, has been left with one leg three-and-a-half centimetres shorter than the other and is still suffering after her fall.

Boston Pilgrim Hospital, which is run by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has admitted responsibility and apologised, as well as paying out more than £1million in compensation.

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Woman in £1m payout from hospital over blunders

A woman has been awarded more than £1million in compensation after a series of operations went badly wrong when she broke her leg.

Tracey Hughes went to Boston Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire to be treated, but a series of blunders left her in constant pain.

Tracey Hughes has won £1m from Boston Pilgrim Hospital
Tracey Hughes has won £1m from Boston Pilgrim Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Things went from bad to worse when her partner lost his job due to the amount of time he needed to take off while looking after her.