Posted by Richard Coleman, Partner
Richard Coleman, Partner in our Oxford office, successfully sued a hospital trust for their negligent failings in caring for our client who was admitted to hospital with a diabetic leg in poor condition.
Have you heard of ‘fat shaming’? This worrying item on today’s news has attracted the attention of solicitor Amy Chater in our Medical Negligence team.
Weight-loss surgery can change the lives of people who are overweight and it can help reduce the risks of weight related illnesses such as diabetes. But the surgery itself has not been around for long and, therefore, there are high …
As a medical negligence solicitor specialising in cases relating to weight loss (bariatric) surgery, I read with interest recently a review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the two principal methods of weight loss surgery – gastric bypass and (adjustable) gastric band.
Erbs-pensation isn’t just about the here and now, it’s also about providing long term security and accounting for obstacles that may develop in the future. In an example of how our team helped to provide this security, compensation of £240,000 was obtained for a little girl who suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury.
Our client, a lady who was 32 at the time of her weight loss surgery, contacted our Clinical Negligence team, after a defect in the procedure was not dealt with quickly enough, resulting in serious life-altering injuries.
The compensation for negligent treatment cannot help fully restore the patient’s health, but funds recovered may go a long way to help them cope with the effects of their injuries.