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We obtained £92,500 in compensation for a 50 year old woman following a delay in diagnosis of a substantial tear of her achilles tendon.

The woman was playing squash when she suddenly felt a sharp pain at the back of her ankle.

She went to A&E at the defendant hospital and was discharged home, despite a partial rupture of the achilles being diagnosed. 

Subsequent investigations over the following months showed a substantial tear and the woman was advised that she should have been referred to orthopaedic assessment and probably surgery on her first visit to A&E. Following a failed period of conservative management the woman ultimately underwent reconstruction of the chronic rupture of her tendon, followed by urgent physiotherapy. She has been left with permanent residual disability and cosmetic deformity as a result of the negligence.

Our medical negligence solicitors obtained expert evidence from a specialist in A&E and a Orthopaedic Surgeon. The claim settled for £92,500 following service of formal court proceedings upon the hospital.

There was no cost to our client in bringing the claim.