In 1990 I had osteomyelitis in my hip. I had surgery 3 times as they didn't know what it was so the first 2 didn't work. During this they did exploratory surgery on the bottom of my femur, after which they failed to reattach my main outer vein. I then suffered at the hands of a very angry physio who got the wrong patient, even though I was the only child on the ward and in traction at the time. It was the worst pain I have ever suffered and can still bring a tear to my eye when I think about it. Four years ago I got DVT in the same leg and now my deep vein does not work properly. This means I now have no major veins working in my leg. Since the DVT my leg has started to get more and more painful. It is now at the point where I can barely walk and I am in constant pain. I also suffer from sharp, sudden pains that can floor me, they hurt so much. I'm 37 years old and have to use a mobility scooter to get around. I spend most of my time on my bed because even sitting hurts the back of my leg. I seen specialists and the best they will give me is "pain management" which means tablets that can't possibly work and the prospect of waiting for my leg to become ulcerated and black, at which point it will be removed. That to me is not good enough and I think I should be able to claim for my misfortune. At minimum I should be able to get private treatment to sort out what I believe could be fixed, at least partly. Is it too late for me to claim now after all this time or could my recent downfall in health help my cause? I've tried the usual claims companies but they're not interested after 3 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am contemplated taking my machete to this leg very soon.