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Negligent Tendon Repair Surgery

The claimant was referred to ULH NHS Trust as he had developed a lump of gristle on the palm of his hand. He underwent surgery to remove this and as a result suffered an injury to one of his tendons.

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This was immediately noted and further treatment was then required.  Following two further attempts at tendon repair that were unsuccessful the claimant underwent a further procedure.  This was also proposed to be to carry out a further repair on the injured tendon but resulted in an amputation of the left ring finger. The claimant continues to suffer  with cold intolerance, stiffness and numbness with no further treatment available to assist him. 
Following negotiations between parties a settlement of £24,000 was approved.

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What is medical negligence?
Medical Negligence is when a medical practitioner such as a doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist or an institutional health provider breaches his or its duty of care to you and you are injured as a result of that breach.
How can I find out if medical treatment was negligent?
During the investigations of your clinical negligence claim we will be required to obtain disclosure of all relevant medical records - both hospital and GP - in the manner set out in the pre-action protocols. Once all of the relevant medical records have been received they will be considered on a preliminary basis. They will then be sent to an independent expert nurse who will index and paginate the records to ensure that they are in some semblance of order.

 

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