Case Study: Rupture Of Achilles Tendon

Failure to diagnose leads £20,000 settlement

JMW has secured £20,000 for a woman after doctors failed to diagnose her ruptured Achilles tendon.

Michelle suffered an injury to her left leg during an aerobics class, suffering immediate pain at the bottom of her left calf muscle. She attended a local walk-in centre and was reassured that she had suffered a soft tissue injury. Over the subsequent 2 weeks, Michelle’s symptoms worsened. She saw her GP, who suspected a rupture of her left Achilles tendon and referred her to hospital. At hospital her left leg was placed in a plaster cast and then changed to an Aircast boot. A few months later an ultrasound scan confirmed the diagnosis of a full thickness tear to the left Achilles tendon. Michelle has ongoing weakness in her left foot and has not been able to continue a number of hobbies and activities that she used to enjoy, including going to gym classes.

JMW represented Michelle and secured a settlement of £20,000.

If you have also suffered from a failure to diagnose an injury, speak to the expert solicitors at JMW to discuss whether you have a claim. Call us on 0800 054 6512 or fill in our contact form.

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