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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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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£150,000 for negligent gastric band treatment at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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The claimant received £150,000 following a failure by Barnet General Hospital in London to properly treat her gastric band.

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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£120,000 for fatal cardiac negligence claim against University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The widower of a 66-year-old lady received £120,000 following the death of his wife of congestive cardiac failure, aortic valve stenosis and bicuspid aortic valve and aortic co-arctation.

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£450,000 for negligent neck surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust

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A woman received £450,000 for the shoulder injury sustained after neck surgery. The claimant’s accessory nerve was severed during the operation, restricting her right shoulder movements and she experienced pain on a daily basis along with tingling and numbness in her right arm and fingers.

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£165,000 for negligent appendectomy performed at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

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A 30-year-old woman was represented by Kerstin Scheel; she received £165,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when an appendicectomy was negligently performed.

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£90,000 for nerve damage following negligent operation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Kerstin Scheel represented a 27 year old man who received £90,000 for the damages to his radial nerve sustained during an operation.

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24 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful case against The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust for negligence resulting in cerebral palsy

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Kerstin Scheel details a claim involving a six-year-old boy who suffered negligent treatment at birth, resulting in cerebral palsy.

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What The Coronavirus Act 2020 means for society’s most vulnerable

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The Coronavirus bill introduces a wide variety of emergency powers that are set to have a huge impact on support for disabled people, their carers, and their families.

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16 July 2019 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence

Sepsis: how are hospitals faring in the fight against this ‘hidden killer’?

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Divya Anand explains how hospitals in England are performing when treating sepsis, and what more can and should be done to treat this ‘hidden killer’.

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