Failure to diagnose DVT – £10,000

After Mr Green had fractured his right ankle and his leg had been put in a cast, he developed pain in his calf. Despite complaining to his GP and the hospital, he was reassured that there were no problems. Mr Green’s pain continued and when the cast was finally removed it was discovered that he had developed a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

We pursued a claim for Mr Green on the basis that his plaster should have been removed as soon as he developed calf pain and investigations should have been carried out which would have resulted in diagnosis of the DVT. Earlier treatment would have avoided ongoing complications.

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