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Baby's Spinal Cord Damage Leads to Compensation Settlement

Difficult childbirths are not uncommon and normally the skills of medical staff ensure that all ends well for mother and child. However, when the care they receive is inadequate and this results in or exacerbates injury to mother or child, compensation will...

Blind Boy Let Down by Negligent Optician Wins Six-Figure Compensation

Opticians don't just sell glasses, they perform an important role in spotting potential problems that need to be referred to a doctor. In a case on point, a schoolboy who was left almost blind after an optician failed to detect a benign brain tumour won...

Girl Struck Blind Following Premature Birth Wins Right to NHS Compensation

Childbirth is a happy event but, if things go wrong and your child is left disabled, you should seek legal advice right away. In a recent case, an 11-year-old girl who was struck blind due to clinical negligence following her premature birth won the right to...

Clinical Negligence - Closure Can Be as Important as Compensation

For those whose loved ones die as a result of clinical negligence, achieving closure can be as important as obtaining just compensation. That was certainly so in one case in which a woman succeeded in proving that her father's death was avoidable and was...

Commercial Surrogacies Abroad Are Not Illegal - Court of Appeal Ruling

Although commercial surrogacy businesses have long been banned in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a ground-breaking case that a clinical negligence victim will not be breaking the law if she enters into such an arrangement in California, where a...

Mental Patient Injured in Leap from Hospital Roof Wins Millions from NHS

When disturbed patients are committed to mental hospitals, the hospital staff are under a duty to protect them from themselves. A failure to do so meant that a man who was gravely injured when he leapt from a hospital roof in a suicide attempt obtained a...

Negligence Victims - Your Needs Can Be Met Sooner Than You Think

Litigation takes time but, as a High Court case showed, specialist lawyers are more than capable of obtaining interim compensation awards so that negligence victims can have their pressing needs for accommodation and care swiftly met. The case concerned a...

Brain Infection Boy Sent Home by Hospital Wins £5.25 Million

Hospital accident and emergency departments work under intense pressure but, if negligent mistakes are made, it is only right that compensation is paid. In a case on point, a boy who was sent home by medical staff despite suffering from a rare brain...

Mother of Disabled Child Ruled a 'Primary Victim' of Hospital Negligence

In order to succeed in a 'secondary victim' claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the...

Clinical Negligence Lawyers Cut Through Difficulties to Change Lives

Some clinical negligence cases are trickier than others but, even where proof is hard to come by, specialist lawyers are more than capable of changing lives by negotiating valuable settlements. The point was made by one case in which a man who was left...

£5.25 Million in Compensation for Brain Infection Boy Sent Home by A&E

Hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments work under intense pressure but, if negligent mistakes are made, it is only right that compensation is paid. In a case on point, a boy who was sent home from a hospital despite suffering from a rare brain...

Woman Wins Compensation Following Disastrous Gastric Bypass Surgery

Not every medical procedure goes according to plan and, when patients suffer due to clinical negligence, it is only right that they should be compensated. In a case on point, a woman who went into hospital for gastric bypass surgery, but emerged in a worse...

Medical Negligence - Legal Advice is the Best Way of Uncovering the Truth

If your child is born disabled, taking legal advice is very often the only way to find out for sure whether medical negligence is to blame. The point was made by a High Court case in which a teenage girl won the right to multi-million-pound compensation. ...

Family of Girl Injured at Birth Secures Compensation Settlement

Hospital delivery rooms can sadly be scenes of tragedy as well as joy, and that was certainly so in one case in which a new mother was given the option of her baby girl's life support being switched off when it became clear that she would face a lifetime of...

Clinical Negligence Case Exposes Neurosurgeon's Hazardous Practice

Clinical negligence cases are about ensuring that victims are justly compensated – but they can also benefit the medical profession by exposing poor practice. That was certainly so in one case concerning a college lecturer who went into hospital for...

Girl Struck By Streptococcus Bug Soon After Birth Wins £3.5 Million

Babies are very vulnerable in their first few days of life and, if things go wrong because of negligence on the part of medical personnel, it is only right that compensation is payable. In one case on point, the family of a 15-year-old girl who was struck...

Patient Who Fell Out of Hospital Bed Wins Seven-Figure Damages

Hospitals can be dangerous places and clinical mishaps are not the only hazard that patients can face. In one case, lawyers representing a woman who fell out of her hospital bed following surgery succeeded in winning her multi-million-pound compensation from...

Midwives Who Failed to Deal With Language Barrier Ruled Negligent

In an ever smaller world, medical and other professionals must be able to conquer language barriers, and a failure to do so can be negligent. In a recent case, the High Court found that hospital midwives breached their duty by failing to explain to a...

Parents Triumph in Rare 'Wrongful Birth' Compensation Claim

Becoming a parent should be a joyful moment but, unfortunately, things do not always go according to plan. If your child is born disabled after doctors negligently fail to spot abnormalities during pregnancy, you should immediately seek legal advice. In one...

Radiotherapy Overdose Victim Awarded £7 Million NHS Compensation

The NHS treats thousands of patients with great skill every day but, when mistakes are made, it is only right that those affected are properly compensated. In one case, a cancer sufferer who was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy following an...
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