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24 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Katrina Hart – Paralympian & Royds Withy King sponsored athlete

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Katrina Hart Royds Withy King sponsored athlete

As specialists in the causes of brain injury, we understand how conditions like Cerebral Palsy can have a severe impact on a person’s quality of life. But we also know that despite this, when given the correct support, people with a whole range of brain injuries can go on to do amazing things and live successful and independent lives.

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1 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

£96,950 awarded to a claimant for substandard care resulting in a sacral pressure sore

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The Claimant suffered with multiple sclerosis so had a pre-existing vulnerability to pressure sores. He was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and was treated on an acute assessment ward.

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£10,000 award for delay in diagnosing and treating a heel pressure sore

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Simon Elliman secured £10,000 for a claimant who had developed a pressure ulcer on his heel whilst recuperating in hospital following hip replacement surgery. He had tried to alert staff to the pain he was feeling in his heel whilst recuperating on the ward but the staff failed to investigate the area. By the time staff removed the bandages to investigate the site the pressure sore was over 7 inches long.

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4 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Operating by torchlight: The modern NHS

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Simon Elliman considers a recent episode where a 14-year-old girl died after an emergency procedure had to be carried out by torchlight on a ward, due to insufficient anaesthetists or emergency staff being available to open another theatre, and asks what the implications are for NHS resourcing.

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18 July 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for kidney stone left untreated for too long

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Our client, Mr H, first reported painless blood in his urine to his GP in 1990. He then came back to the same GP in 1991 and was appropriately referred to a hospital. Mr H was diagnosed with a kidney stone in his left kidney.

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3 May 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation for injuries caused by medication overdose much higher than original offer

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Our client, H, received a compensation after a hospital drug overdose left him with permanent health issues.

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26 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Damages for pain and discomfort secured for a new mother

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A happy occasion – the birth of Mrs V’s first child – was hampered by a very painful and uncomfortable allergic reaction when elastoplast was used to secure her epidural.

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29 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful claim helps a double amputee to regain his independence

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Our client received £375,000 in compensation after negligent treatment of his condition resulted in amputation of both legs.

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13 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

Royds Withy King Insights: Spinal Injury Claims

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Spinal Injury Claims

In our series of Royds Withy King Insights videos, medical negligence solicitor and spinal injury expert, Simon Elliman, discusses how spinal injuries occur, his experience and provides reasons why you should choose an experienced solicitor to make a claim. To learn more …

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10 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Paralympic athlete

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Pictured: Katrina Hart and Simon Elliman

Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Katrina Hart, a 200m sprinter and University of Bath alumnus, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the T37 class. In today’s blog post, Katrina shares her recent experiences and talks about things that inspire her and keep her going.

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3 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Widow receives compensation for hospital’s failure to diagnose her late husband’s diabetes

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No amount of compensation can make up for the death of a loved one. However, knowing that justice has been served and understanding exactly what happened can be a comfort in a bereavement. Our client was the widow whose husband died following the hospital’s failure to diagnose his diabetes.

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28 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Over £6m in compensation for a boy who suffered brain damage due to negligence

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While one legal firm may tell you that your claim is unlikely to succeed, it is worth seeking a second opinion, as this case demonstrates. Our client was awarded a very high compensation sum when Royds Withy King persevered with his case after another firm did not believe it could be won.

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