Failure to reduce fractured femur – £60,000

Mr Davies underwent surgery to reduce a fracture to his femur and the bone was fixed with pins. He was given crutches and encouraged to mobilise after the procedure. However the fixation was unstable and Mr Davies had a further operation to reduce the fracture, remove the pins and insert screws instead. His hip became arthritic after the second operation and a total hip replacement became necessary.

We pursued a claim for Mr Davies because the initial operation had not been performed with due care, the fracture had not been reduced sufficiently and the pins had not been inserted as deeply as they should have been. Walking on the unstable fracture had caused his subsequent problems.

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