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£75,000 Compensation for Woman After Failed Knee Replacement

14 January 2011

A an elderly woman underwent knee replacement surgery. The operation was performed by a private surgeon.  Following the procedure her leg remained swollen and painful, despite physiotherapy. Eventually our client decided to take a second opinion from another surgeon who confirmed that the prosthetic knee had been incorrectly positioned.  She underwent a revision operation which required a long recovery period. Opinions were gathered from experts who were critical of aspects such as the upper part of the knee replacement being positioned some distance from the correct area, and also too much bone had been cut away from the lower leg which caused our client considerable pain. The claim was settled by negotiation between the defendant and our expert medical negligence solicitors. Our client was awarded £75,000 in damages.