Medical Negligence solicitor, Tom Fletcher, has helped a woman to claim compensation after she underwent an ankle operation that was not preformed properly.
The woman, Julia aged 56, fell down a flight of stairs in her home which resulted in a fracture and dislocation to her right ankle. She was taken to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where she underwent surgery to repair the damage.
During the surgery, the surgeon failed to carry out the necessary stress testing of Julia’s right ankle. Had the surgeon carried out the necessary stress testing, they would have appreciated the instability of Julia’s ankle and steps to help stabilise the ankle would have been made during the procedure by either inserting a screw or a wire.
As a result of the surgeon’s failings, Julia had to endure significant pain and poor mobility for a period of approximately 12 months. During this time, she had to rely on the assistance of her family and friends to cook meals, walk her dogs, and to carry out her cleaning and ironing.
Julia also required further surgery to stabilise the ankle and also remove some of the damaged tissue. She is also now at an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future.
With the help of Medical Negligence solicitor, Tom Fletcher, Julia made a claim against George Eliot Hospital and was awarded £30,000 in compensation.
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