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Claim against NHSLA settled for £653,000, where hospital failed to identify and treat compartment syndrome suffered following knee fracture.

16-year-old boy suffered fractured knee in moped accident. Hospital negligently failed to identify and treat the subsequent compartment syndrome. Consequent necrosis required excision of musculature from knee to ankle, leaving no functional movement below the knee. No longer able to pursue his chosen career path. Risk of future deterioration, possibly leading to amputation. Settled with NHSLA for £653,000.

Richard Menzies / 3rd Dec 2015


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