MISDIAGNOSIS – CASE STUDY
Our client’s medical issue was misdiagnosed by a doctor, resulting in our client having surgery, transfusions, and contracting MRSA. Our experts worked to help secure £170,000 in compensation.
|NAME OF CLIENT||Anonymous|
|INJURY SUMMARY||Unnecessary surgery & transfusions, MRSA|
|CASE RESOLUTION||Case settled in October 2020, £170,000 awarded|
In November 2016 our client sought help from A & E after suffering from symptoms of numbness in the leg, together with tingling in the leg and groin. Our client was sent for a CT scan on the brain and no further investigations were carried out in relation to a potential vascular condition.
The following day another doctor examined the client and realised that our client had in fact 2 clots in the leg, and sent our client for immediate surgery which lasted 12 hours. Consequently, our client ended up in hospital for 5 weeks, needing 12 transfusions and contracted MRSA. Had our client been diagnosed when they first attended A & E, they could have avoided having to undergo such extensive surgery and the complications that our client suffered from as a result.
Our client instructed Jefferies in 2017 and was represented by Solicitor, Nadine Elkin.
The claim settled in October 2020 for £170,000. While this amount cannot erase the distress our client experienced, it goes some way in bringing a degree of closure to their suffering.
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