Our client (aged 67) suffered a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after undergoing a routine cuff repair operation on his shoulder during April 2009. A DVT had been identified following this operation but the surgeon (who was treating him privately) made the decision not to treat it straightaway but rather to watch and wait.

Unfortunately, the DVT worsened and our client suffered a multiple pulmonary emboli. As a consequence of this failure, he is now more at risk of developing further vascular problems in the future including post thrombotic syndrome.

There was lengthy correspondence exchanged between our firm and the Medical Defence Union acting for the surgeon. We were able to reach a settlement of our client’s claim without the need to issue proceedings.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £10,000 for this client in 2012