The family of a teenager left paralysed after mistakes were made during her spinal surgery have begun their fight for injury compensation.
Laura May, who was 11 at the time, was shopping with her mother when she noticed something unusual about her upper back which led to a diagnosis of a curvature of the spine, the Chorley Citizen reports.
However, the surgery she received to resolve the condition left her with paralysis that is likely to last for the rest of her life.
Laura has appeared in court this week seated in her wheelchair as her QC argued that surgeon at the Royal Preston Hospital could have avoided her injury if he had taken more care, which may lead to injury compensation for her family.
It follows news that a schoolgirl left blind by a hospital error is in line to receive GBP 1.5 million in injury compensation.