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Chloe’s Story: £66,000 Settlement for Failed Knee Replacement Surgery

Our client Chloe* underwent a total knee replacement in September 2012.

She suffered symptoms thereafter but was advised that the knee was just taking time to heal.

Chloe continued to complain about ongoing symptoms to the hospital. She was treated with local anaesthetic and steroid injection which did not help. The hospital stated that the ongoing symptoms were unlikely to be due to instability.

A bone scan was undertaken. Chloe was advised that it would be difficult to improve her condition with revision surgery. Further conservative treatment was recommended. C continued to suffer pain and was prevented from working and carrying out ongoing daily activities including housework and gardening.

After a lengthy period of time, suffering painful ongoing symptoms, Chloe requested a second opinion and was seen at St George’s Hospital in London in October 2014.

X-rays and blood tests were taken to rule out infection.

In November 2014 the hospital confirmed that Chloe had a loose component within the knee replacement and Chloe was admitted for revision total knee replacement in March 2015. She made a good recovery within a few months.

A claim was raised against the Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Settlement was reached after Court proceedings were issued in the sum of £66,000.00.

The sum included an award for pain suffering and loss of amenity, loss of earnings, care and assistance and miscellaneous out of pocket expenses.

*Our client’s name has been changed to protect their identity

Longden Walker & Renney have dealt with a few similar cases to Chloe’s*, such as:

If Chloe’s story is similar to your experience in any way, please feel free to get in touch with our expert team of solicitors on 0191 5666 900 or e-mail law@longdens.co.uk. Alternatively, you can fill in our no obligation enquiry form.

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