Client Stories

Negligent Surgical Repair of a Third-Degree Perineal Birth Tear: Compensation Awarded


The Claimant suffered a third-degree perineal tear during childbirth.  She underwent birth tear repair surgery which was performed negligently and further corrective surgery was required a week later.

Negligent Care During Childbirth Resulted in Unnecessary Total Hysterectomy: £250K Compensation


Legal action following negligent treatment during birth resulting in an unnecessary total hysterectomy.

Misdiagnosis of a Child’s Elbow Injury: £100K Compensation Awarded


Delay in diagnosis of an elbow injury.  But for the negligence, the Claimant, who is a minor, would not have sustained any significant damage to his elbow joint and avoided the need for any further surgeries.

Negligent Delay in Diagnosis of Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (Hip) Condition: £250K Awarded


Risks of LASEK Eye Surgery Not Explained to Client


Legal action following failure to provide information regarding risks of surgery and consent a patient to laser eye surgery.

Compensation For Negligently Performed Hernia Repair Surgery


Legal Action following negligently performed hernia repair resulting in bladder prolapsing into the client's scrotum.

Compensation For the Failure to Diagnose a Brain Tumour: £350K Expected Payout


Legal Action following failure to diagnose a brain tumour.

Delayed Diagnosis of an Infection after a Kidney Transplant Results in Sepsis, PTSD and Nerve Damage


The claimant brought a claim for clinical negligence following delayed diagnosis of a drain infection after a kidney transplant.

Delayed Diagnosis of Kidney Stones Results in Loss of Kidney


The claimant brought a claim for clinical negligence following the delayed diagnosis of kidney stones which led to the claimant losing her kidney.

Compensation Claim For Negligent Cataract Treatment: £330K Awarded


Legal action following a failure of the NHS Trust to properly treat and advise the Claimant pre and post-surgery.  The result being that the routine cataract surgery has been unsuccessful and the Claimant is now registered blind.

£2 million compensation for negligent hospital treatment resulting in air embolism and stroke


Claim following removal of a central line with the patient sat in a chair. This led to an air embolism and stroke which caused a somatoform pain disorder and permanent disability.  This is one of the NHS's 10 “never events.”

Delayed diagnosis of Crohn’s disease resulted in permanent ileostomy


This was a case of a young woman who had acute presentation of severe Crohn’s disease which was not diagnosed definitively until her late re-representation with life threatening complications.

Compensation for Erbs Palsy Injury to Baby Following Negligent Delivery


The Client brought a claim against the NHS for failure to provide proper care to her mother during childbirth. The Client suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury and sought damages. The Client made a claim for past care and assistance, additionally there was also a claim for future care and assistance and loss of earnings.

Patient Advised to Have Knee Surgery When More Suitable Treatment Should Have Been Offered


Claim following inappropriate advice to 36 year old female  undergo knee surgery, leading to knee replacement and 2 revisions of the knee replacement causing pain, long term disability and a future risk of an above knee amputation.

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