Teacher recovers compensation for permanent injury caused by delayed diagnosis and treatment of fractured dominant thumb
Delayed treatment results in fusion of thumb.
Damages of £59,696 have been recovered on behalf of a claimant who required significant surgery after East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust failed to treat a deep lying infection, leading to an overwhelming infection in the right hip.
Our client was the driver of a Toyota Yaris, travelling south along the A21. The defendant, who was driving north in the opposite direction, lost control of his vehicle, skidded across the central reservation and into collision with Mrs D’s vehicle.
Our client, Mrs P, suffered a ruptured tendon within her thumb after arthrodesis surgery, leading to further surgery, pain and restricted movement within the thumb.
Our client, Mr C, attended Accident & Emergency having injured his left wrist whilst playing football. He was discharged without an x-ray but, three months later, the pain had not settled and a fractured scaphoid was identified. He subsequently required two surgical procedures, having missed the opportunity for conservative management with a cast, and has ongoing minor discomfort.
Our client, Mr W, injured his right foot and attended A&E where he was wrongly diagnosed with a soft tissue injury. It took three months for his Lisfranc injury to be diagnosed, requiring him to undergo invasive fusion surgery which was unsuccessful, requiring further surgery in the future.
Our client, Mr P sustained a fracture to his wrist, after a fall, for which he received substandard treatment resulting in more complex surgery being required involving; ulnar shortening, a bone graft, prolonged recovery period and an acceleration of post-traumatic arthritis, which affected his future earning capacity.
Our client, Mr R, was left unable to work for several months after A&E failed to diagnose a fracture in his foot despite the fact this was visible on his x-ray
Our client, Mrs F, suffered a peri-prosthetic fracture to her hip after falling in hospital when nursing staff left her alone in the bathroom for 40 minutes.
Our client, Mrs E, underwent surgery for hammertoe and bunion correction on her left foot and suffered severe misalignment of her big and 2nd toes due to misplacement of the screws and K-wires by the surgeon.
Our client, Mrs D, suffered an injury to her ankle after a fall. The A&E department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital failed to recognise a fracture and misdiagnosed the injury as a dislocation, causing additional pain and suffering.
Our client, Miss S received negligent post operative care following ankle surgery, which lead to various wound complications. As a result, Miss S had a further 3 surgical procedures which she otherwise would not have had and suffered with numerous symptoms while her ankle slowly recovered.
Mr E was 40 years old when he was involved in a road traffic accident. Following the accident he was taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, with multiple injuries including a closed fracture to the right femoral shaft.
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