Month: August 2016

Compartment Syndrome compensation claims

Compartment syndrome occurs where there is a large amount of pressure that can be caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles, known as a muscle compartment.

The muscles in the arms and legs are in groups surrounded by blood vessels and nerves that are all wrapped in tissue. The pressure that is caused by compartment syndrome affects how the muscles and tissues function. This can cause permanent tissue damage.

The symptoms of compartment syndrome depend on whether it is acute or chronic compartment syndrome. Given how serious it is, it’s a problem that should be diagnosed and dealt with by medical professionals as quickly as possible.
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust fined over patient death

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has been fined due to safety failings after the death of a patient who drowned during a canoeing activity event.

Mansoor Elahi was 31 from Rochadale. He was an inpatient in Birch Hill Hospital when he drowned at Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale, on 5th of September 2013.

Mr Elahi was taking part in a rafted canoeing activity that had been pre-arranged by an outdoor activity centre working in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. During this activity he removed his buoyancy aid and jumped into the water in an attempt to end his life.
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Infection after surgery compensation advice

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Your skin acts as a barrier for infection – but when a patient undergoes surgery, there is a chance of contracting an infection from open wounds.

These infections occur on the body where the surgery took place, and with any surgery, it’s important to know that there is always a chance of an infection afterwards.

Infections can occur just in the area of the skin where the incision was made; beneath the incision in the tissue or muscle; or it can be serious and affect organs or other parts of the body. While most infections can be cleared up with antibiotics, some can be serious, particularly if left untreated. Particularly if an infection is caused by medical negligence then a patient has a right to pursue a claim for compensation.
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Delayed Diagnosis Compensation Claims

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A delayed diagnosis can have a huge effect on both the victim and their loved ones and in some cases can mean the difference between life or death. It can also be the difference between whether a person end ups permanently disabled, and what treatment they might have to undergo.

A delayed diagnosis can cause prolonged pain and suffering, potential future cost for both the victim and their family, and further medical treatment that could have been avoided. All of these things can have a detrimental effect both on the victim of a delayed diagnoses and their family.
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