Menu & Search

Pryers successfully brought a medical negligence claim against Mr C’s GP, after he sustained nerve damage in what should have been a routine cyst removal.

Mr C attended his doctor with a lump in the left side of his neck. The lump was not causing him pain or any other symptoms.

The GP advised that the lump was a small cyst. The cyst was not dangerous and could be left where it was without any damage to Mr C. However, his GP recommended that the cyst be removed at the doctor’s surgery under a local anaesthetic.

Mr C was not told anything about the risks and benefits of the removal procedure. He was not asked to sign a Consent Form or any documentation of that nature. He was therefore unaware that there was a risk of nerve damage.

In the course of the surgery, the GP cut through Mr C’s accessory nerve. This is the nerve which helps to control shoulder function.

Post operatively Mr C suffered pain in his neck and shoulder. The GP was unaware of his error and failed to recognise that there was a potential nerve injury.

It was not until around three months later that Mr C was referred to a Neurologist and was diagnosed with an accessory nerve injury.

Pryers’ investigations confirmed that the GP care afforded to Mr C was negligent in several respects. There was an inadequate consent process before the surgery and then the surgery itself was substandard. Division of the accessory nerve was care so poor that it amounted to negligence.

Mr C required surgery to repair the nerve and extensive physiotherapy afterwards.

Despite dedicated rehabilitation, Mr C has been left with ongoing impairment of his shoulder function.

With Pryers’ assistance, Mr C received a total of £55,000 in compensation for his injuries and the financial losses he had suffered as a result.

Settlement £55,000
Start Your Claim Today Call 01904 556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.


Get In Touch
Latest News

Citizens Have Voiced Concern Over Insufficient Bed Numbers At York’s New Mental Health Hospital

A new mental health hospital is being built in York after the loss of Bootham Park Hospital in 2015. However, concerns have emerged that […]

Read More

Former Nurse Calls For Wider Inquiry At Southmead Hospital After Fears Of Huge Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Scandal

A terminally-ill patient suffering from cervical cancer recorded a video calling for better cervical screening at Southmead Hospital after doctors failed to diagnose her […]

Read More

Bursary Changes Result In Huge Nursing Degree Application Fall Of 15,000

Despite a small increase from last year, the latest UCAS figures show nursing degree applications in England have fallen over 30% since 2016, the […]

Read More

Take a look back through our complete news archive

Follow us on Twitter

UCAS figures have shown a huge downfall in nursing degree applications after controversial bursary changes.
https://t.co/9sz6qWlc36

Who are we? Get to know our CEO, Neil Fearn, on our handy website guide. Neil has been working in the clinical negligence industry for 25 years and specialises in claims involving complex and serious injuries mainly arising out of Obstetric Care
https://t.co/FFy5JDIhPF

Load More...