Sadly, quite a lot of people can develop CRPS after what should be a fairly routine operation. For some reason, it tends to happen to more women than men.
CRPS can occur through no fault of anyone at the hospital or medical centre. It is a recognised complication which can affect a very unlucky small number of people. However, that is not much consolation if you happen to be one of them.
When considering a medical negligence compensation claim for CRPS, one of the most important points to consider is whether the operation was needed at all.
The courts have made it quite clear that a hospital and the medical staff will be negligent if they have failed to advise the patient about possible alternatives to surgery. Peter has a lot of experience in this area.