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Tina's Story: £5,000 Compensation Obtained for Substandard Finger Surgery

Our client Tina* received £5,000 damages after substandard surgery performed at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust to repair a fractured little finger.

Tina sustained a fracture of her left little finger following a fall from a mechanical rodeo bull.  She underwent surgery at George Eliot Hospital to insert metal plating into the finger to help straighten it and repair the fracture.  

However Tina’s finger was not set straight during the surgery. Instead the finger was set so that it stuck out sideways from her hand.  She had to endure further surgery to re-fracture the finger and set it correctly. 

Tina contacted Longden Walker and Renney because she was concerned about the treatment she had received at George Eliot Hospital.  

Her medical records were obtained and an independent medical opinion was sought from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.  This evidence confirmed that the surgery was substandard.

Based on this evidence a letter of claim was forwarded to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.  After consideration of the allegations the Defendant NHS Trust, whilst not formally accepting any liability, made an offer of settlement.

Tina was happy to accept the offer of settlement and confirmed that she was glad to have settled her claim without having to go to Court.

As part of the settlement agreement, Tina’s legal costs and expenses were paid by the Defendant NHS Trust.

If, like Tina, you have suffered an injury due to substandard surgery, it is important that you obtain expert legal advice as soon as possible.  

Do not hesitate to contact Andrew Burford by email at aburford@longdens.co.uk or call us on 0191 5666 500.  Alternatively, fill in our short enquiry form and one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch.

 *Tina is not our client’s real name

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