Successful Claim Following Hip Surgery Failures

Posted By admin - 29th October 2020

Moosa-Duke Solicitors have successfully secured a six figure settlement for Mrs X, following a failure to correct a leg length discrepancy after hip replacement revision surgery.

Mrs X had a hip replacement, which became loose after 4 years and she required revision surgery. After the revision, she suffered a hip dislocated and she needed to have a second revision procedure. The dislocations continued and Mrs X required 2 further surgeries. She was in constant pain and her walking was affected.

Expert evidence revealed that the first revision surgery caused a leg length discrepancy, which then caused the hip dislocations. The expert evidence was that the leg length discrepancy should have been corrected during the second revision procedure; however, it was almost 12 months before it was corrected.

The hospital conceded that the leg length discrepancy should have been corrected during the second revision procedure and that if it had been, Mrs X would have avoided 2 further surgeries and 2 hip dislocations.  She also would have avoided the associated pain and loss of function.  The hospital conceded that Mrs X should have been referred for physiotherapy after all of her surgeries, which would have helped to improve the function and movement in the hip.

Moosa-Duke Solicitors are specialists in medical negligence cases.

If you believe that you or a family member may be a victim of medical negligence, please call us for a no obligation discussion on 0116 2547456 or email us at enquiries@moosaduke.com

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