By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2008
A pensioner has received £180,000 in damages after hospital staff dropped him as he recovered from a hip replacement operation.
Harold Shaw, 82, was left unable to walk and confined to a care home after the incident at Finchley Memorial Hospital, in North-West London.
Mr Shaw’s son, David, took legal action against Barnet Primary Care Trust (PCT), which manages the hospital. The case was due to be heard at the High Court last month, but the trust settled out of court.