Compartment syndrome claims can be as a result of an injury received in an accident or it can result from a medical procedure. It is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. It is a medical emergency which requires quick treatment, usually by performing a fasciotomy in which the surrounding skin and fascia (connective tissue) are cut open to relieve the pressure.
Compartment syndrome most frequently occurs in the lower legs. The underlying cause of most cases of acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a fracture, most commonly fractures of the tibia, radius and forearm. The next most common cause of acute compartment claims is soft tissue injury. It can also occur as a result of tight plaster casts, burns and prolonged external compression in unconscious patients.
ACS is quite challenging to diagnose. However, if not treated promptly, it can have significant consequences. Patients can suffer nerve injuries or even the loss of a limb.
Acute Compartment syndrome claims will include claims for further treatment and care and pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
For further information or if you believe that you have a compartment syndrome claim then please contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors on 020 3405 2860 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our short form.
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