Settlement in the sum of €80,000 plus costs for negligent care afforded to a young mother during the course of an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) revision surgery
Michael Boylan Litigation secured a settlement in the sum of €80,000 plus costs for negligent care afforded to a young mother during the course of an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) revision surgery.
Our client first underwent ACL reconstruction surgery which was successful in or about 2013. Unfortunately, in 2016 there were concerns that the graft had now failed, which can occur even where best practice is followed. Our client was advised to undergo an ACL revision which she duly did in January 2017. Post-operative x-ray indicated that there was a “failed EndoButton” and consequentially our client required a further surgery just a short number of days later.
At review in March 2017, a post-operative x-ray indicated that a screw was misplaced and required further revision.
A further surgery was then required in the Autumn of 2017.
Our experts concluded that the initial revision surgery was indicated and that in fact the failure of the Endo-Button was excusable. However, the two subsequent surgeries in 2017 could have been avoided had our client been afforded a reasonable standard of care in the first instance.
The case was due to be heard remotely and we prepared for such a hearing, but it proved possible to settle the case to our client’s satisfaction for the sum of €80,000 plus legal costs.