Clinical Negligence

Elderly patient suffers because of delay in operating on her fractured ankle and is then injured in hospital

It was Mrs M’s case that she had suffered unnecessarily because of delay and that although this fracture eventually united, the delay in the surgical treatment of her medial malleolus was likely to leave her with a greater degree of restriction to her walking and standing ability and as a result she was likely to be less mobile permanently and was at an increased risk of significant post-traumatic osteoarthritis developing. It was also her case that as a result of falling off the commode, she sustained soft tissue injury to her neck and shoulders with a recovery period of between two to two and a half years.

Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer, acted for Mrs M in her claim for compensation. The case was fully defended. Despite that, Jonathan negotiated a settlement after the service of court proceedings.

Jonathan Herbert specialises in clinical negligence cases. If you would like to ask Jonathan a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any clinical negligence claim, contact Jonathan Herbert at Thomson Snell & Passmore solicitors on 01892 701126 in confidence.

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