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If you’ve suffered complications due to delayed diagnosis or treatment of compartment syndrome, our specialist medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.
Compartment syndrome occurs when the nerves and blood vessels are compressed within a muscle department, leading to impaired blood flow. Failure to identify and treat compartment syndrome can lead to severe and permanent damage to the muscles and nerves.
Compartment Syndrome can develop quickly after an injury has been sustained and can occur in the arm, leg, foot and abdomen. Whilst a fracture or crush injury are the most likely causes of compartment syndrome, some patients also develop it following surgery.
It can also occur from external compression (i.e. bandages or a plaster cast that is too tight) or internal compression (such as internal bleeding).
Most claims for compartment syndrome are due to delayed diagnosis, or to a delay in treatment once diagnosed.
If you’ve suffered compartment syndrome due to medical malpractice or you’re considering a claim for pain, disability or scarring caused by compartment syndrome, our specialist medical negligence lawyers can advise you.