Nerve damage during varicose vein surgery – £41,000

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.

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