Damage to artery and vein during knee replacement surgery – £80,000

Mr Collins suffered damage to a major artery and vein in his leg during knee replacement surgery and developed an arterio-venous fistula. He had to undergo emergency surgery to repair the damage but despite the corrective surgery, he was left with nerve damage causing a foot drop and substantial restriction in mobility.

We pursued a claim for Mr Collins because the damage to his artery and vein had been caused by inadequate technique during the original surgery.

Posted in Orthopaedic surgery