A nurse who injured her back whilst treating an overweight patient has won her claim for compensation in the High Court.
The nurse was attending the patient, who weighed more than 20 stone, in his own home in order to change the dressings on ulcers on the soles of his feet. To do so, she had to lift the man’s legs as he was unable to do so himself. As she did this, she experienced a sudden sharp pain in her lower back.
Since that time, the nurse has suffered from chronic back pain and, two and a half years after the accident, was forced to give up her job.… Read more