UK Lawyer Wins Huge Verdict For CRPS Patient
Neil Swift was an HGV driver for a Civil Engineering Company. On 25 July 2010 he returned to the Company yard, only to find a JCB blocking the entrance. His Manager asked him to move the JCB so he could put his HGV in the yard. The JCB had been vandalised and its windows smashed. Neil climbed up the steps on the driver’s side of the cab but was unable to unlock the damaged door from the outside. He attempted to reach inside through the broken window to unlock the door but, as he did so, he slipped and cut his left arm badly on protruding pieces of broken glass.
In the incident Neil damaged his radial artery, median nerve and flexor tendons. He developed CRPS for which he underwent a median nerve block, Guanethidine blocks, physiotherapy, Pain Management, a Sympathectomy and a nerve graft.
Sadly, Neil has been left with a virtually functionless left arm and hand. He is right handed. He has not been able to work since the accident.
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