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    Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer acting for the claimant obtained a settlement of £60,000 to compensate the claimant for his pain and suffering and to pay for his past and future treatment needs.

    Mr P was aged 39 when he injured his left non dominant wrist when playing football.  He sustained a fractured scaphoid but this was not recognised when attending hospital afterwards.  As a result of delay in diagnosis, the option of conservative treatment was missed and the scaphoid bone did not heal.  By reason of this, Mr P suffered avascular necrosis and subsequently underwent bone grafting and screw fixation surgery.

    Mr P suffered:
    a)    avoidable surgery;
    b)    surgical scarring;
    c)    injury that will result in arthritis to his wrist that will require further treatment ranging from steroid injections to a possible need for a full wrist fusion.

    The defendant admitted failures to (a) consider the nature of the injury, (b) request x-rays of the scaphoid, (c) examine the injury properly and (d) suspect a scaphoid fracture and apologised to Mr P.

    Court proceedings were commenced before a settlement was negotiated with the defendant’s lawyers.

    Jonathan Herbert specialises in clinical negligence compensation claims.  If you would like to ask Jonathan a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact him at Thomson Snell & Passmore solicitors on 01892 701226 in confidence.
     

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    Clinical Negligence compensation claims

    We have one of the most well-established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our clinical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation.   

    Orthopaedic & spinal injury claims

    Orthopaedic and spinal injury claims are complex. We have a long history of dealing with compensation claims resulting from medical negligence during spinal surgery or other orthopaedic treatment. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Accident & emergency claims

    Our clinical negligence team has long experience in dealing with compensation claims arising from negligence or errors made by the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

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