We acted for a client (now aged 48) who was unhappy with treatment she received to her right shoulder at an NHS Treatment Centre in Somerset. Briefly, she first developed shoulder pain during 2004 and then again in early 2005. She initially underwent physiotherapy. She was given a subacromial injection but with no effect. She was then referred to a Treatment Centre and underwent a subacromial decompression during August 2008 and, later, a rotator cuff repair in April 2009. Unfortunately, there was no improvement in her symptoms.
We obtained independent medical evidence and our expert was very critical of how these two operations had been performed, which (in his view) would not have cured her underlying problem and left her with an extended period of disability up until when she underwent further surgery at the Royal United Hospital in Bath during March 2010.
She has now made a substantial but incomplete recovery but the prognosis is encouraging. A letter of claim was submitted on her behalf and we were able to conclude a settlement including a claim for loss of earnings without the need to issue proceedings.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £50,000 for this client in 2012