Hospital negligence

Delay in Referring Patient With Aneurysms For Specialist Treatment: £60K Compensation

Clinical Negligence claim following a failure to refer the Claimant to a neurovascular (Multi-Disciplinary Team) MDT team upon incidental findings of asymptomatic aneurysms and, in failing to do so, delayed or prevented the correct management/treatment thereof.

Falls in Hospital and Subsequent Hip Fracture: Five Figure Compensation Awarded

Clinical Negligence claim following numerous falls whilst an inpatient at Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust resulting in an avoidable hip fracture and further injury and damage to the hip repair.

Failure to Check and Monitor Pressure Sores: Compensation Awarded For Negligent Care

A claim in damages arising out of substandard clinical care whilst the patient underwent vascular surgery in the First Defendant’s Hospital, before being transferred into community care at home with the Second Defendant’s community nurses, and then into the care of the Third Defendant’s Hospital. As a result, the patient suffered grade 4 pressure sores to sacrum and feet.

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.

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.

£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.”

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