Negligent surgery causing mallet injury
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Mrs Y had been suffering from osteoarthritis in a joint in her right (dominant) index finger. Having seen her general practitioner due to the pain and swelling, she was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon. Upon assessment, she was listed for debridement and the excision of bony osteophytes.
Unfortunately the outcome of the surgery was not as expected. Mrs Y sustained a mallet injury to the finger. Further review revealed that during the debridement surgery the tendon was most likely severed. This was not recognised straight away and treated appropriately, which represents care below acceptable standards.
Subsequently Mrs Y underwent a fusion of the joint. This was a success, and she has since regained a near full range of movement, although she is unhappy with its appearance.
Mrs Y contacted BL Claims Solicitors as specialist clinical negligence solicitors in the hope that she could gain compensation. A formal Letter of Claim was to the Trust involved. Following negotiations Mrs Y accepted £3,000 in full and final settlement of her claim.
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