Failure to monitor anticoagulation after knee by-pass – £40,000

Having had knee bypass surgery, Mr Ryan developed a suspected blood clot and was treated with anti-coagulants. He soon became delirious, developed renal failure and was transferred to the intensive care unit, where he contracted MRSA. Mr Ryan required a further bypass procedure and amputation of part of his big toe.

We pursued a claim for Mr Ryan because the hospital had failed to adequately monitor Mr Ryan’s response to the anti-coagulants and adjust the dosage accordingly. There was also a failure to recognise the development of infection.

Posted in Orthopaedic surgery