James Murphy secures settlement of £1.83m in transhumeral amputation claim
The Claimant, aged 56, suffered a severe crush injury to his right dominant arm when he was pulled into a conveyor at work. The Claimant’s arm was amputated to save his life.
The Claimant has a short stump and advices received were initially equivocal about whether a myoelectric prosthetic would be beneficial or even operable by him.
Phil Davison of Sintons LLP arranged a trial supervised by Blatchford of Sheffield using interim payments which was successful such that the Claimant’s motivation and control of his arm were considered exceptional. The Claimant is self-caring and can use the arm well for many tasks. He additionally benefits from cosmetic and sports prosthesis.
Expert evidence relating to prosthetic use was received from Dr. Renjith Bose - Rehabilitation Medicine, Ms. Michelle Henry – Care/OT, Ms. Carolyn Hirons - Specialist amputation physiotherapist and Mr. Abdo Haidar - Prosthetist.
The claim compromised at a hybrid settlement meeting.