• Brachers recently acted for the fiancée of a man who tragically died from a pulmonary thromboembolism following surgery.

    We were successful in securing compensation of more than half-a-million pounds for our client in this complex medical negligence case.

    The case

    Our client’s fiancé, Mr M, was involved in an accident at work where he sustained a de-gloving laceration and serious fracture to his ankle.

    He underwent skin graft surgery and was placed in a plaster below his knee (known as a back slab). After discharge, Mr M returned weekly for his dressings to be changed. He was repeatedly advised to keep his injured leg elevated and non-weight bearing, which he did.

    Mr M later attended A&E with breathlessness and chest pain. A CT scan taken at the hospital showed that a large pulmonary embolism had developed. He subsequently suffered seizures and cardiac arrest. Despite emergency treatment, Mr M sadly died.

    This was a complex case. However, Brachers was able to establish that the Trust had failed to properly communicate the post-operative aftercare instructions to Mr M. This led to Mr M developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), causing his pulmonary thromboembolism and tragic death, which could have been avoidable.

    The outcome

    Harriet Humphrey and Andrew Bate of Brachers’ Medical Negligence team acted for Mr M’s fiancée, successfully negotiating a settlement of £520,000.

    How to get help

    If you are concerned that you or a family member have not received adequate care leading to injury or death, then our specialist ‘no win no fee’ team is able to assist. We can advise on whether there may be a claim for compensation. We can also represent families at inquests.

    Our track record shows how we have received excellent results in a wide variety of medical fields. Successful cases we have handled have involving birth injuries, orthopaedic surgery, prescription errors, nursing failures, anticoagulation management, strokes, delayed or missed cancer diagnoses, falls from hospital beds, misinterpretation of radiology, A&E errors, brain damage, cardiology investigations and management, ICU and ITU care, anaesthesia, diabetes management, amputation, compartment syndrome, pressure sores, dental mishaps, ophthalmology, neurology, and many more.

    Many of our clients have sadly been left disabled as a result of a medial accident. We pride ourselves on helping them to access the support they need. Our clients often require extra care and assistance, while others need specialist therapies or corrective surgery. If a client needs specific equipment or even new accommodation, we can secure advance payments from the defendant. This means they don’t have to wait for the care and facilities to recover or improve the quality of their lives.

    We acknowledge that litigation can be a daunting process. This is why we are here to support and assist our clients every step of the way.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with our Medical Negligence team today.

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