Surgery error leaves patient in long term pain

  • October 3, 2014
  • When Larry fell off a two-story roof he damaged his hip and was rushed to hospital immediately. Unfortunately his surgeon made errors during a hip procedure that left him with pain for more than a year. As a result he was unable to work, resulting in a loss of earnings and quality of life.

    He approached The Medical Accident Group’s orthopaedic negligence claims specialists for help.

    Have you suffered as a result of orthopedic negligence? We can help you.

    Understanding Larry’s Orthopaedic Negligence Claim

    Larry had worked as a roofer for most of his life. He lived a relatively healthy lifestyle and even played football, occasionally.

    One day, however, he suffered an accident at work and fell off a two-storey roof. He damaged his hip badly and was rushed to hospital. The doctor’s assessing him decided he needed urgent surgery, to correct what could turn into long-term damage.

    The next day Larry was told the surgery was not risky and that it was “fairly routine” for that surgeon. They explained that it involved putting pins into the hip to secure the joints from moving or shattering again.

    Although he was in a lot of pain Larry was happy when he was told the use of his hip would go back to 95% of what it had been previously.

    After a long surgery, the surgeon came to see Larry, to go through the x-rays of the procedure, post operation. While looking at them, however, the surgeon noticed something, looked confused and left the room. A short while later, a nurse arrived and explained the things Larry needed to do to help the hip heal. They explained that it might not be fully functioning for another six months.

    Even once six months had passed, however, Larry still felt a lot of pain coupled with severely reduced movement in his hip.

    When he visited another specialist he was told that the pins had been inserted incorrectly and that they should have shown up on the x-ray post operation. He needed a further two operations to correctly insert the pins.

    This orthopaedic error meant that several months had passed, during which Larry’s problems had been made worse. As a result he is now unable to regain half of the movement he should have in his hip.

    Medical Accident’s Negligence Specialist Explains:

    Larry went through a traumatic experience that could have been prevented, had it been for the correct reporting procedures and accountability of the surgeon taking place.

    As a result he has been unable to return to work as a roofer. Medical Accident Group has been able to help him regain his life, as best he can.”

    Larry Explains His Experience Of Working With Medical Accident Group:

    “Medical Accident Group have helped me get the financial compensation I deserve, following loss of earnings and pain suffered.

    “They provided me with free initial advice, as well as home visits to assess my needs. They supported me all the way through the process. The compensation can’t repair my hip entirely but it has helped me rebuild my life. I now work in IT as well as enjoying life again – in particular watching sport! Medical Accident Group has made all of this possible.”

    If you have suffered from medical negligence as a result of orthopaedic negligence our experts can help you with your claim – call us on 0800 050 1668 or start your claim online now.

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    With bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments being the most commonly injured parts of the body, orthopaedic negligence claims – relating to incorrectly performed procedures, surgery, infections and damaged nerves – are the most common cases seen by our lawyers – call us on 0800 050 1668 or start your claim online now.

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