£400,000 for surgeon’s failure to remove metal work in hip

£400,000 for surgeon’s failure to remove metal work in hip

Our client, Mrs D, from Wiltshire suffered a hip fracture in 2002. Subsequently she had problems during her second pregnancy and decided to have the metal work removed before she had more children. In order to expedite the surgery, the treating surgeon at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust referred Mrs D to a locum orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Sampalli, who performed surgery in March 2011 with only partial success. Continue reading this article

£7,500 recovered for abandoned operation

£7,500 recovered for abandoned operation

Our client, a 22 year old man from Herne Bay, Kent, suffered injuries to both arms in an accident at a BMX event in 2010.

He was initially treated appropriately, with a fracture to his right arm being treated with surgery to insert a tension band wire and pins to hold the fracture in place.Continue reading this article

£25,000 recovered for undiagnosed scaphoid fracture.

£25,000 recovered for undiagnosed scaphoid fracture.

Our client, a 37 year old man from Thanet, suffered a scaphoid fracture whilst playing football in June 2010. He attended on his GP a week later with a painful hand and wrist, but the GP’s examination was not detailed and he failed to diagnose (or even consider the diagnosis of) a scaphoid fracture. Our client was not referred for an x-ray.Continue reading this article