Client Stories

Serious Delay in Follow-Up Consultations After Foot Surgery: Compensation Awarded


Complications following bunion surgery and delays in follow up consultations led to our client being awarded compensation for orthopaedic negligence.

Failure to Explain Risks of LASIK Eye Surgery: £47K Compensation


Legal action following failure to provide information regarding risks of ophthalmic surgery and obtain the client’s informed consent to LASIK laser surgery.

Negligent Induction of Labour and Emergency C-Section: £300K Compensation Awarded


Legal action following mismanagement of the Claimant’s induction of labour and emergency caesarean section.

Delay in Treating DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Resulted in Serious and Lifelong Consequences


Whilst the Claimant was diagnosed correctly with a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) treatment was interrupted for 2 days resulting in serious and lifelong consequences for the Claimant.

Failure to Refer Patient to Trans Ischaemic Attack Clinic Resulted in Severe Stroke


Failure to refer the patient to a stroke clinic, following a mini stroke; this hospital negligence resulted in her suffering a severe stroke.

Young Mum Given Unnecessary Total Hysterectomy: Awarded Six Figure Compensation


Legal action following a young mother being given an unnecessary total hysterectomy and not being told until some time after.

Client’s Vein Damaged When Cannula Inserted Negligently


Negligent treatment of a breast cancer patient. The client suffered pain and loss of function in their right hand and forearm as a consequence of an extravasation of a vesicant drug during their cancer treatment. (chemotherapy).

Nephrostomy Tube Incorrectly Inserted in Kidney: £12K Compensation Awarded


Legal action following a failure by medical staff to recognise that a nephrostomy tube had been incorrectly placed in a pregnant woman leading to serious complications including further unnecessary surgery, sepsis and pneumonia.

Nursing Staff Negligent When Transferring Patient to a Bed Following Surgery: £9K Compensation


Legal action following a failure by nursing staff to appropriately transfer a patient to a bed following surgery causing damage.

Failure to Explain the Risks of Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery: £21K Compensation Awarded


Legal action following failure to provide information regarding risks of surgery and consent a patient to laser eye surgery. £21K compensation awarded against Optical Express.

Negligent Hospital Care Following Breast Augmentation Surgery


Claim brought by J H for a failure in nursing care following breast augmentation surgery.  Our Client was asked to transfer herself from the recovery bed to the ward bed, despite being unable to do so.  As a result, the drains in her wounds were pulled causing injury.

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


Legal action following significant, negligent delay in the diagnosis of a slipped upper femoral epiphysis (hip).

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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