Ms X attended Larkhill Surgery, Blackburn, for a routine procedure regarding the removal of a contraceptive implant.
The procedure was to remove the existing contraceptive implant and then under local anaesthetic replace it. The procedure is carried out with firstly an injection of local anaesthetic into the non-dominant hand before the implant is exchanged.
Ms X underwent the initial injection of local anaesthetic whereupon she experienced strong shooting pains in her left arm as a result of the needle being inserted too deeply and damaging nerves in her arm. Ms X was in agony. She had pins and needles down her left arm and a sharp pain around the left elbow. She was restricted in her ability to carry out her day to day activities and could not lift her children.
How Farleys Were Able to Help
Following the incident Ms X contacted Farleys’ Medical Negligence team and instructed them to pursue the Trust on her behalf for the injury that she had sustained. Ms X wrote and initial letter of complaint to the Trust but was unhappy with its outcome.
Farleys Solicitors LLP wrote a letter of claim to the Trust and commissioned expert evidence from a General Practitioner with experience in contraceptive medicine. Two reports were obtained from the expert. One to prove that the treating Doctor had breached their duty of care to Ms X, the second to deal with her condition and prognosis.
Liability was disputed through the NHS Litigation Authority on behalf of the trust.
Farleys Solicitors LLP were not prepared to give up and at every turn pursued the matter diligently for Ms X. A Barrister was instructed to prepare Court proceedings and the proceedings were issued and served upon the Trust’s nominated Solicitors.
A Defence was received before Farleys successfully reached a settlement with the Solicitors for the Trust, recovering damages in excess of £9,000 for Ms X for the pain and suffering that she had been put through.
If you have been injured as the result of medical negligence you may be entitled to compensation. For a free initial assessment contact Farley’s Medical Negligence department on 0845 050 1958 or alternatively you can email us.