During the operation to remove varicose veins from our client’s left leg, the surgeon accidentally damaged a large vein, which had to be repaired immediately. As a result there was not enough time to actually treat the varicose veins.
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Our client was admitted to the high dependency unit after her surgery and received intravenous infusion of heparin (an anti-coagulant) for 3 days.
Our client had a longer than planned stay in hospital and thereafter was required to receive injections daily for 6 weeks to minimise the risk of deep vein thrombosis. The injections were painful and the areas injected became very bruised and sore.
In the period immediately after the operation, the scar (which was twice as long as expected owing to the injury to the vein) was very tender. Our client has ongoing discomfort from the scar.
Our client still suffers from varicose veins which cause aching pains when our client stands for any period of time. In addition, our client is very conscious of the appearance of the varicose veins and needs to undergo further surgery to treat this.
It was alleged that the surgeon breached their duty of care to our client in that they injured the vein in error during varicose vein surgery.
Our client was successful in her clinical negligence claim and recovered the sum of £9,000 by way of compensation.