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Clinical Negligence

November

6-year-old girl receives compensation following hip injury

12/11/09

A hospital Trust admitted liability for the hip injury caused to a six-year-old girl. Following her birth in October 2000, a splint was applied to her left hip. One month later the splint was removed, although no follow-up appointments were arranged. Over the next 18 months the Claimant was noted to…

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September

Hospital pays over one million pounds in damages

25/09/09

A 42-year-old man received £1,600,000 in compensation for the neurological injuries that he sustained as a result of negligent hospital treatment. In February 2004 he attended hospital for a review of his injuries received in a road traffic accident four months previously. An MRI scan was…

Hospital admit liability after woman develops pressure sores

25/09/09

A 46-year-old woman received an out-of-court settlement of £7,500. Having been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, the lady attended hospital twelve days later due to an unrelated matter. Whilst in hospital she was informed that she would need to wear anti-ambolic stockings for her deep vein…

Broken leg results from misdiagnosis of bone disease

25/09/09

A 44-year-old man was awarded £50,000 in damages after the hospital failed to make a correct diagnosis. In December 2005, aged 39, he attended his local hospital complaining of pain and swelling in his right leg. He was diagnosed as suffering from deep vein thrombosis and was subsequently…

Girl receives compensation from hospital

15/09/09

Having failed to diagnose dysplasia of the hip, an abnormal bone growth, shortly after her birth a 6-year-old girl was awarded damages in the sum of £10,000 by the Trust responsible for the hospital, despite the Trust never admitting liability for failing to make a correct diagnosis. A year…

Husband receives £250,000 in compensation following loss of wife

15/09/09

In 2003 a man's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received chemotherapy treatment at the hospital. However, no antibiotic treatment was provided. As a result she died from neutropenic sepsis. The husband alleged that, but for the negligent treatment provided by the hospital, his wife would…

Operation to fix broken leg goes wrong

10/09/09

In December 2003 a 29-year-old man underwent an operation following a broken leg. The aim of the operation was to insert a nail into the leg bone to strengthen the bone and to assist recovery. Following the operation the man returned to hospital for a review and x-rays were taken. The x-rays showed…

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August

Achilles Injury Results in Compensation

13/08/09

In August 2005 whilst playing cricket, a man went off injured after hearing a loud popping noise, or tearing sound from the calf muscle in his leg. He was taken to hospital. At the hospital he was examined and told that he had merely sprained his ankle, and with sufficient rest and treatment with an…

Woman unable to have children makes claim for compensation

13/08/09

In November 2002, 18 weeks into her pregnancy, a lady, then aged 29, attended the hospital for blood tests. The tests revealed that there were anti-c and anti-e antibodies in her blood. The anti-e antibodies increased in number to a dangerous level. At 36 weeks into her pregnancy, her labour was…

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July

Delay by GP in diagnosing TB

30/07/09

A 56 year old man attended his General Practitioner in August 2001 with regards to pain in his mid to lower back. He was referred to hospital where tests were carried out. However, even when the tests came back abnormal in February 2002 the GP failed to refer him to a rheumatologist. In June 2002 he…

GP Surgery Negligent

30/07/09

A 40 year old woman received compensation in the sum of £13,500 following negligent treatment by her GP surgery. Then aged 37, the lady underwent an operation in July 2005. The hospital informed the lady's GP surgery that the wound had been left open and had been packed with a gauze, and gave…

Clinical Negligence leaves woman wheelchair-bound

22/07/09

In August 2001 after giving birth to her third child, a lady found she was unable to pass urine. The hospital she gave birth at had failed to monitor her urine output or to catheterise her. Following this failure, she was left with a permanent weakened bladder, was forced to leave her current employment…

Elderly lady dies in hospital and family claims compensation

08/07/09

The family of an 82-year-old lady received £6,000 in compensation following negligent treatment given to her by a hospital. In January 2007 she attended hospital for her leg ulcers to be treated. In order for the ulcers to be treated she would require a leg wash. However, instead of the leg wash…

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June

Non-Invasive Surgery - if something goes wrong

16/06/09

If I have non-invasive surgery i.e. Botox and fillers or even laser treatment, do I have any remedy if the treatment goes wrong? Yes you can take action against the person who provided you with the treatment if it fell below the standard that was acceptable i.e. negligent. A recent client had…

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March

Not happy with your cosmetic surgery?

10/03/09

I have had cosmetic surgery which I am not happy with, how do I go about making a claim against the company and what will it involve? Cosmetic surgery and Botox treatments are on the increase and sadly sometimes the procedure does not turn out how you expected. When this happens there might be a claim…

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