Case studies

Failure to diagnose muscle rupture

We acted on behalf of a lady who presented to hospital with pain in her calf. She was inappropriately treated with Fragmin because of an erroneous working diagnosis of a deep vein thrombosis.

In fact she had a ruptured calf muscle. Because of the delay in treating her ruptured calf muscle, she suffered severe compartment syndrome and nerve damage. She required a skin graft following surgery to treat her compartment syndrome and was left with permanent scarring and damage to the nerves in her leg.

Return to case studies

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP