Orthopaedic Negligence Case Studies

Here you can read our case studies outlining how we have helped past clients who have suffered orthopaedic negligence.

If you are looking for information on how JMW can help you to make a claim yourself you can go directly to our orthopaedic negligence claims page here.

Nineteen-year-old Hayley will require hip replacements when she is in her 40s after a hip injury sustained when she fell from her horse was not picked up. Sally Leonards, a partner in the JMW medical negligence team, secured Hayley £120,000 in compensation.

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Case study of our client Michelle who JMW successfully represented.

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Steve fell on his outstretched left hand whilst on a night out socialising with friends. The case was settled by one of JMW’s expert solicitors for £5,000.

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Betty 77 lost her mobility and dignity in the final months of her life after doctors failed to diagnose a hip fracture. Tragically she died from cancer before her claim was concluded but JMW's Sophie Fox was successful in obtaining £18,500 in compensation for her family.

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Roger, 39, was awarded £48,000 in compensation after negligent knee surgery caused him pain and suffering. His case was handled by Sophie Fox.

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A hospital doctor failed to diagnose tendon damage in Steven’s hand after he fell and injured himself at work. As a result he did not receive appropriate treatment and was left with permanent pain, stiffness and reduced grip strength. Steven’s case was taken on by Nick Young and he was awarded £30,000 in compensation.

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Sally suffered for months with severe pain in her thumb due to negligently performed surgery. JMW secured Sally £11,000 in compensation.

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Margaret Rowbotham of Denton, Greater Manchester, is being represented by JMW medical negligence solicitor Melissa Gardner. Tameside Hospital has admitted its failures caused Margaret to fall and break her leg.

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Lauren was left with a deformed and painful knee after doctors failed to diagnose a fracture she had sustained in an accident. Her case was taken on by Melissa Gardner, who was successful in obtaining £130,000 in compensation for Lauren.

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Mary, 31, was left with on-going pain and restricted movement after a delay in diagnosing a scaphoid fracture. Her case was taken on by JMW and she was awarded £80,000 in compensation.

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Poor treatment of a fracture led to unnecessary pain and suffering for Linda. Her case was taken on by JMW and she was awarded £5,500 in compensation.

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Doctors did not check Helen's hips properly when she was a baby leading to developmental dysplasia and life-long problems. Olivia Scates, a partner in JMW's specialist clinical negligence team obtained her £300,000 in compensation.

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Case study about a 59-year-old woman who was left disabled after botched knee surgery. JMW achieved a compensation settlement of £700,000 for the client.

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Case study about a baby who suffered problems due to a poor standard of care for her dislocated hips

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Lucy fell at home and broke her hip - the break was not identified when she went to the hospital and as a result she suffered complications.

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A laceration caused by human teeth on Simon's knuckles was not treated correctly at his local hospital. As a result it became infected and he now suffers from arthritis.

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Sarah was hit by a vehicle and was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, unfortunately the X-Ray missed the fracture in her neck. Two days later Sarah was permanently paralysed from the chest down.

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Samantha was playing football when the ball struck her right hand forcing it backwards resulting in a hyperextension injury of the wrist. She had just started her university degree.

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Andy came off his bike and sustained a fractured left clavicle (collar bone). It was treated conservatively with a sling and pain killers and appeared to heal well.

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32 year old Denis underwent anterior cruciate ligament repair to his left knee following a skiing accident. He was advised beforehand that this would involve drilling through the kneecap.

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Mandy was performing gymnastics with she fell on to her left arm (she was right handed). She heard a crack when she fell and was sure she had broken it. Her parents took her to A&E where an x-ray was taken.

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Carol fell down the stairs at home and injured her foot one morning. After two days the foot was still painful so she attended the local A&E department. She told Doctors that she had osteoporosis and they took an x-ray of the foot but no injury was found.

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When Roger reached puberty he started to get pain in his right knee and groin. His mother took him to the GP who felt that this may be growing pains. However, as his Mum wanted a second opinion, the GP made a routine orthopaedic referral to the local hospital.

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Whitney fell whilst playing netball and injured her right knee. She attended hospital where a consultant diagnosed an anterior cruciate deficient knee with probable associated cartilage tear and was put on a waiting list for arthroscopy.

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Jim fell down his stairs early one morning. He landed with his left leg outstretched and his right leg bent underneath him. He felt immediate pain in his left knee and hip.

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Diane attended her GP complaining of increasing pain in both knees. An X - ray showed arthritic changes. Despite a number of steroid injections to both knees over the next 2 years Diane became quite debilitated by the continuing pain and was referred to an orthopaedic consultant.

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When Julie fell at home she injured her left ankle and therefore attended A+E at her local hospital. The ankle was very painful and however once an x-ray was taken a physician assistant could see no evidence of a fracture.

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Robert accidentally hit his left knee with a crow bar, badly damaging it. He already had some degenerative changes in the knee joint caused by osteoarthritis and it was decided that he required a total knee replacement, which was performed the same year.

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Kathryn was 12 years old when she was knocked down by a car, injuring her right shoulder. She was taken to the A+E Department at Burnley General Hospital. An X-ray showed that Kathryn had suffered a displaced fracture of the neck of the right humerus.

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Stuart was working as a Prison Officer when he fell playing football and injured his right wrist. He attended his local A+E Department that day where a series of X-rays, which did not include scaphoid views, were taken. The X-rays were reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist who failed to find an injury.

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Kelly suffered from a congenital dislocation of the left hip (CDH) which was not diagnosed until she was 3 years old, routine investigations having failed to identify the CDH and despite her parents expressing concerns that she was not walking properly.

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