Emergency cardiac surgery
Our client underwent emergency cardiac surgery when a heart valve was replaced. Immediately after surgery, our client developed problems with his left leg. There was a delay in diagnosing the fact that he had suffered with a blood clot in his leg which caused nerve and muscle and tissue damage. He is now permanently disabled due to the delay in diagnosis of the loss of blood supply to his leg. He was unable to work and required some adaptations to his house. A settlement was obtained of £245,000.