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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£100k in damages for 40-year-old who developed sepsis after the birth of her child

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The claimant, a 40-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis leading to myositis and a blistering skin rash; and underwent total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post-traumatic stress disorder and a depressive episode of mild severity.

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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£250k for 39-year-old who suffered sepsis after negligent maternity care

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The claimant, a 39-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant Trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis and kidney failure requiring admission to ITU; and underwent total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post traumatic stress disorder.

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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£3000 for delayed diagnosis of spinal subluxation by North Bristol NHS Trust Hospital

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£3,000 compensation recovered from North Bristol NHS Trust for pain and suffering caused by a three month delay in correctly diagnosing spinal subluxation.

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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£40,000 for negligent treatment of pressure sore at Southmead Hospital

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£40,000 compensation for the estate of a deceased 71 year old man in a claim against Bristol North NHS Trust for the negligent treatment of a pressure sore.

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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for negligent treatment resulting in diabetic coma

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£800 compensation recovered from North Bristol NHS Trust for a woman who fell into a diabetic coma as a result of being discharged prematurely from hospital.

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14 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Compensation recovered for family of former Plessey Semiconductors employee following his death from mesothelioma

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In May 2018 Neil Watson was on holiday and noticed he was unusually breathless. Neil saw a doctor who believed that he was suffering form an exacerbation of his existing COPD and told him not to worry.

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8 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Private Client

The unforeseen consequences of not making a will

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Although making a Will may seem obvious, it is still something that the majority of people do not have. It is one of the best tax planning and wealth protection vehicles available.

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7 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim settled for former Bank of England employee who died from mesothelioma

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Lizzie Petersen was employed by the Bank of England as a banking clerk at their premises on Castle Street, Liverpool between 1957 and 1964. She was only a young woman at the time. Sadly, decades later Lizzie became poorly and was given the tragic news that she had developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.

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4 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£51,000 for failing to notice laceration to the bladder during caesarean section

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A 25-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £51,000 in compensation for the injuries she sustained during her caesarean section at the Whittington Hospital.

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4 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£450,000 for negligent advice to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy

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A 35-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £450,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when she was negligently advised by Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy.

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1 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Brain injury claim settled for over £3.5m against multiple hospitals

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A man, represented by Paul Rumley, successfully sued 4 Defendants, (1) Barts Health NHS Trust in London; (2) Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; (3) Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and (4) Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust in London, in an action for failure to diagnose his unusual cobalamin C deficiency condition.

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1 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£70,000 settlement for woman who suffered avoidable injuries during childbirth at Lewisham Hospitals NHS Trust

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The claimant, a 30-year-old woman, received £70,000 for the injuries sustained during childbirth. She suffered an avoidable fourth degree perineal tear. Despite repair surgery she suffered from flatal incontinence, faecal urgency and faecal leakage.

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