We acted for a young mother (aged 36) with three children, who underwent a bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome operation at the Abergele Hospital in Wales in January 2005. During the right carpal tunnel decompression, the nerve in her right hand was damaged by the surgeon.

As a result of this admitted negligence, our client went on to develop symptoms in her right hand consistent with a diagnosis of a reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or a chronic pain syndrome, which had a big impact on her life. Fortunately, with time, there was an improvement in her symptoms and she was able to return to work. The prognosis for her future is encouraging.

We were able to negotiate a settlement for her our client without the need to issue proceedings.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £45,000 for this client in 2010