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Bowel Surgery Results in Peroneal Nerve Damage

13 September 2010

Our client underwent bowel surgery in late 2008.  Following the surgery, it became apparent that damage had been done to the peroneal nerve which resulted in foot drop. Luckily our client has recently started to show signs of recovery, and medical evidence suggests that she will make a 90% recovery. Our initial allegation was that inappropriate support had been used during the surgery, meaning that the peroneal nerve had been unnecessarily exposed.  It was thought that the nerve could not have been adequately protected otherwise the damage would not have occurred. The defendants admitted that inadequate support had been used and also admitted that there was a delay in organising physiotherapy.  The claim was settled for £150,000; an outstanding result for our client.