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Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Brain damage - failure to diagnose an abscess leading to sudden collapse and brain damage with development of severe cognitive defect and disability

£7,000,000
Defendants: Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Trust

The Facts A 17-year-old boy attended the casualty department of his local hospital complaining of severe earache and also ongoing serious headache. He was examined and blood samples were taken for analysis. He was told that he would be contacted when the...

Brain damaged baby, failure to deliver earlier

£75,000
Defendants: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

The Facts The client was a 28 year old woman who was pregnant and attended hospital to give birth when she started to have labour pains. She was monitored during the birth but unfortunately the medical staff did not watch and interpret the information...

Cerebral Palsy - Bilateral Dystonic Cerebral Palsy

Judgement entered for the client. Damages to be assessed when the child is old enough for a prognosis to be made
Defendants: St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

The Claimant was born in June 2009, about 10 days after the expected estimated due date.  The mother had a normal pregnancy.

When she was admitted to the birthing unit, CTG monitoring was carried out and an artificial rupture of membranes was performed.  Shortly afterwards, abnormalities appeared in the CTG trace which continued. These included prolonged episodes of fetal bradycardia, lack of baseline variability in the CTG trace and so on.

Cerebral Palsy - Tetraplegic - dystonic but with lower limb spasticity

Judgement entered with damages to be assessed
Defendants: North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust

The client was born at a London Hospital after his mother was induced. There were persistent decelerations apparent on the CTG monitor during delivery. Unfortunately these were not noted and acted on. As a result the baby suffered hypoxic ischaemic encaphalopathy. He was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of injury suffered during his birth.

Cerebral palsy

Judgement obtained for the client. The damages will be assessed by the court when the client reaches an appropriate age
Defendants: Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

The client was a 34-year-old woman who was just past her due date when she attended hospital to give birth. A CTG during the course of that day showed prolonged deceleration of the foetal heart. In the evening there were further CTG abnormalities.

Damage to spinal accessory nerve during biopsy of lymph node

Defendants – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

The Facts Client was referred to the hospital by her GP for an opinion on an enlarged lymph node on her neck. She was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a biopsy, and a consent form was signed. Soon after the biopsy, the client noticed that her right arm was painful and swollen. Her GP provided painkillers...

Damaged left ureter during ileal pouch surgery loss of a kidney

£390,000 Defendants - Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust The Facts The client was a 40 year old man who had ulcerative colitis. He needed an ileal pouch formed after a colectomy. Unfortunately during surgery at Glenfield Hospital he suffered irreversible...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - leading to Pulmonary Embolus (PE) and death

£60,000

The Facts The claimant, a woman of 53 years old, was in a long stay hospital when she developed a hot swollen leg. The doctors looking after her did not examine her properly and as a result failed to realise that she had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her leg.

Failure to carry out shoulder replacement correctly

£70,000
Defendant: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The Facts The claimant, a 50 year old woman, had successfully undergone a right shoulder replacement in 2003. She regained full pain free movement. A few years later, her left shoulder started causing her problems and she returned to the same surgeon who...

Failure to diagnose hyponatraemia (low sodium levels in the blood) leading to a fall and fractures

£25,000

The Facts Mary, a 45 year old woman was admitted to hospital because of vomiting. She was put on a drip and bedrest. After her admission, she became disorientated and began suffering from hallucinations. 5 days after her admission, she fell and banged her...

Failure to diagnose scaphoid fracture

£2,500 The Facts Our client fell awkwardly on her hand when playing sports. She attended her GP who referred her to hospital for x-rays to be undertaken to rule out an injury to the scaphoid bone. X-rays were taken; she was diagnosed with a sprain...

Failure to take appropriate care during anaesthetic process

£3,000 The Facts Our client underwent a routine surgical procedure under general anaesthetic, during which time he was sedated. The procedure went well and he was discharged from hospital a few days later. Following surgery, one of his teeth snapped...

Forceps delivery scarring to baby

£11,500

The Facts - The client was a child born in October 2005. In the course of his birth, delivery was attempted by firstly a ventouse cap and then forceps. He was left with lacerations on his face and head as a result of the forceps delivery. He developed permanent scarring on his temple and scalp and this was obvious at a conversational distance.

Hernia Repair, bowel damage

£15,000

The Facts The client was admitted to hospital for a hernia repair, which started as a laparoscopic or keyhole procedure, but was converted to an open procedure because of difficulties during surgery. She was supposed to be monitored for the next 2-3 days...

Laparoscopic sterilisation

£375,000
Defendants: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

The Facts A 30 year old lady underwent an elective laparoscopic or keyhole sterilisation. The operation had to be converted to an open procedure due to complications during the procedure. 2 days following the sterilisation surgery, her condition began to...

Missed Scaphoid Fracture

£42,500

Facts A 12 year old girl fell and injured her right, dominant, wrist. After a couple of days, it was very painful and had begun to swell. She attended A & E at the hospital and an x-ray was carried out. She was told it was just a sprain and was given...

Missed diagnosis of a fracture in both elbows

Background: This claim involved a case against the Claimant’s employer and against the hospital that dealt with his follow up care...

Nerve Damage following ulnar nerve transposition procedure

£12,000

The Facts A young man injured his left arm whilst playing rugby. He then noticed his elbow was becoming sensitive to knocks. He was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon who advised that he needed a to undergo an ulnar nerve transposition operation. He was not...

Neurological damage arising from surgery

£50,000

The Facts The Claimant, a man of 60 years old, had surgery to remove a neuroma on his greater auricular nerve. Following surgery, the lump returned and it was suggested that he undergo re-exploration. He therefore underwent a further surgical exploration...

Ototoxicity: damage to the ears from gentamycin

£35,000
Defendants: Whipps Cross University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Facts An 81 year old man was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with heart block. He was given a pacemaker. Approximately 4 months after this, he began to suffer from flu like symptoms. He attended hospital and was diagnosed with infective...

Poor standard of perineal repair

£2,000
Defendant: Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Basildon Hospital)

The claimant was pregnant with her first child. Following delivery, it was noticed that she had sustained a second degree tear...