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.
Failure by GP to monitor diabetes and blood pressure
We acted for the widow of a man who died from a heart attack. He was a diabetic and there was a failure by his GP practice to monitor his diabetes and his blood pressure. This failure, over a long period of time, led to a significant deterioration in his cardiac function, and unfortunately he died from a major heart attack. Damages of £18,000 were recovered for his widow.