Orthopaedic claims

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Injuries resulting from negligence in orthopaedic care vary from relatively minor soft tissue injuries that resolve quite quickly to serious fractures, including spinal injuries.

Even seemingly minor orthopaedic injuries can lead to long-term problems, whilst serious cases very often give rise to care needs and requirements for specialist equipment and adapted accommodation that will last for an individual's lifetime, as well as causing loss of earnings, which should be properly investigated. Penningtons Manches Cooper specialises in these serious orthopaedic claims, including amputation claims.

Grounds for compensation include:

  • failure correctly to investigate and diagnose
  • failure to act appropriately on the results of investigations
  • failure to treat properly
  • failure to refer appropriately for further investigation and treatment
  • sub-standard follow-up care, including failing to recognise and treat post-operative infection
  • wrongful discharge

Penningtons Manches Cooper's experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Substantial compensation for negligent knee replacement

Winning £92,500 for our client who was left with increased pain and worse knee function following a total knee replacement (TKR) carried out at the East Surrey Hospital by a locum surgeon.

Compartment syndrome after knee dislocation

Settling our client’s compensation claim for several hundred thousand pounds following a failure to check the blood supply to her knee, leading to the loss of three muscle compartments in her lower leg and much reduced mobility.

£250k for missed diagnosis of congenital dislocation of the hip

Settling a claim for a missed diagnosis of CDH at 18 months, leaving our client with very significantly impaired mobility as the risk of surgery making her condition worse when she was diagnosed at seven years was too great.

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