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In a number of cases vascular problems such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and compartment syndrome should not occur or should be identified much earlier. A delayed diagnosis can cause long term damage and lead to a claim.
Penningtons Manches Cooper’s clinical negligence team specialises in dealing with cases relating to the development and management of a variety of vascular problems. They may involve situations where there has been a failure to take steps to prevent vascular problems developing or to make a diagnosis as well as negligent or dilatory treatment. Injuries sustained by our clients range from short term concerns to very serious issues leading to amputation, permanent disability and, in some instances, death.
Common examples of claims resulting from vascular problems include failure to:
Penningtons Manches Cooper's experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of these claims.
Winning damages of £165,000 for our client, a known sufferer of type 1 diabetes whose foot ulcer was treated with total contact in a cast. He sadly ended up requiring a below knee amputation with reduced life expectancy.
Acting for a woman who was advised by a podiatric surgeon to undergo surgery for hammer toes but the oxygen supply was depleted leading to ischaemia. She then underwent a second operation and the amputation of a toe.
Recovering £400,000 in damages for a client who developed compartment syndrome in hospital following a fall and a leg fracture. He underwent surgery to pin the leg but the signs that he was developing compartment syndrome were missed.