Vascular Surgery

<h2>Nerve damage during surgery</h2>
Following surgery to strip varicose veins, Mrs Knightly felt numbness of her left leg and could not stand. She was subsequently informed that there had damage to the main nerve caused by the surgeon removing a retractor too quickly at the end of the operation in a rush to get the operating list completed.

We pursued a claim for Mrs Knightly on the basis that the damage to the main nerve would not have occurred if proper care had been exercised during the operation.

<b>Compensation: £41,000</b>

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<h2>Delayed heart surgery</h2>
Mr Preston was admitted to hospital for replacement of his aortic valve. The initial operation date was cancelled due to a shortage of beds in the intensive care unit, and a subsequent operation date was also cancelled. Mr Preston died a few weeks later before the surgery could be rescheduled.

We pursued a claim on behalf of Mr Preston’s family on the basis that, despite the fact that he had clinical signs of heart failure and needed urgent surgery, his operation was cancelled on two occasions. If the operation had been performed promptly he would have survived.

<b>Compensation: £6,250</b>

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