Failure to operate amputation negligence claim - £27,500 compensation recovered

Boyes Turner’s amputation negligence solicitors recovered £27,500 in compensation for a 21 year old man after a delay in operating on his fractured finger when he was 15 meant it eventually had to be amputated.

When he fractured his finger he had gone to the Accident and Emergency department of the defendant hospital, where he was diagnosed with a stable injury and his fingers were strapped together. He was told that no surgery was necessary.

His finger did not heal and he was referred to a specialist surgeon. He consequently underwent five operations on the finger over a five year period. The operations were unsuccessful and the finger was eventually amputated.

He took advice from Boyes Turner's amputation negligence solicitors and a compensation claim was brought against the hospital for the unnecessary amputation of his finger, which resulted in five additional surgical procedures, the subsequent amputation and ongoing pain.

Expert evidence was obtained from a consultant orthopaedic and hand surgeon who considered that as a result of the amputation, he had lost 15-20% of his overall hand strength but that the pain should fade away. Liability was partly admitted by the defendant hospital and a settlement figure of £27,500 was negotiated by Boyes Turner’s solicitors.

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

The service was personal, professional and considered. I was treated so kindly and in the end I knew that not only had I found the right organisation but also the right person.

Boyes Turner client

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