Medical negligence: delayed diagnosis of ischaemia

Clare Carter acted for a client who was claiming compensation because he had to have his lower leg amputated after his doctors delayed diagnosing him as suffering from ischaemia (reduction of blood flow) in his leg.

By the time he was diagnosed and treated, it was too late to save his leg. He had attended his doctors on a number of occasions complaining of symptoms and pain. However, his doctors failed to realise that he was suffering from ischaemia and so there was a delay before he was referred to hospital. He continued to deteriorate and when he was admitted to hospital for surgery, the surgeons could not save his leg. He was no longer able to work as a painter/decorator and his lifestyle was greatly changed by the amputation.

Clare Carter brought a claim on the client's behalf against his doctors alleging that they should have diagnosed his condition earlier and referred him for treatment earlier. Had they done so, we alleged that his leg would have been saved.

The Defendant doctors disputed the claim. The case went to a 5 day trial at which our client was successful. The Judge agreed with his claim that the doctors should have referred him to hospital earlier and that earlier treatment would probably have saved his leg.

After winning his case, our client has now received a six figure compensation payment for his injury, loss of earnings, assistance and equipment to help him.

"I was very happy by the way my case was handled and the successful conclusion.  I thought the barrister and medical experts appointed were excellent in court." - Mr Bailey

Meet the team

Clare Carter
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426936
07500 935 695
Personal Injury
John Hall
Partner & Head of Occupational Disease
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0526
07881 343953
Personal Injury
Tom Hartigan
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426969
07917 272 373
Personal Injury
Gavin Lane
Partner & Head of Personal Injury Group
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0535
07884 184 681
Personal Injury
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426923
07879 448 632
Personal Injury
Frances Gillett
Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426956
07880 712459
Personal Injury
Sarah Mills
Consultant
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8032 0405
07801 577120
Personal Injury
Laura Rowe
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0537
Personal Injury
James Gleisner
Chartered Legal Executive
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0465
Personal Injury
Katherine Knapman
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426925
07881 343 962
Personal Injury
Adele Martin
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426975
Personal Injury
Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426983
Personal Injury
Alison Hutchings
Medical Records Nurse Assessor
Personal Injury
Southampton
+44 (0) 23 8082 0474
Personal Injury
Joan Ferrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820541
Personal Injury
Amy Gregory
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0538
Personal Injury
Anna Hagan
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426918
Personal Injury
Lorraine Morrissey
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Claire Parrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426987
Personal Injury
Pamela Perry
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Tanya Reeves
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339031
Personal Injury
Eleanor Churchill
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820521
Personal Injury