Girl receives compensation from hospital

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15 September, 2009

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 after she was born, she was taken to a different hospital where an x-ray was taken and showed growth deficiency of her left hip.

She underwent extensive treatment, the result being that she could walk with an almost normal gait with her only remaining symptom being a slight weakness of her hip.

Over the years, Forbes' specialised Clinical Negligence solicitors in Accrington have handled a number of cases where people have been successful in recovering damages for negligent treatment received by a hospital.

Even in situations where liability is not openly admitted it is still sometimes possible to attain compensation.

Forbes' specialised Clinical Negligence departments have handled a number of cases where people have been successful in recovering damages for negligent treatment received by a hospital. We are the holders of a legal aid franchise and can apply for legal funding. We also operate on a no win, no fee basis in appropriate cases.

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