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Family of Mother Who Died After NHS Direct Call Receives Millions

The first contact that patients have with medical professionals is commonly online or on the telephone and there remain concerns as to whether such arrangements are adequate from a diagnostic point of view. In a case on point, the family of a woman who...

Disabled Girl Awarded Almost £20 Million in Clinical Negligence Case

Modern methods of compensating clinical negligence victims mean that they can rest assured that, however long their lives may be, the costs of their care will always be met. In a case on point, a nine-year-old girl who was born facing a lifetime of severe...

Victim of 'Unnecessary' Surgery Receives £6.3 Million

Every operation involves an element of risk but, if the worst happens, expert lawyers are always there to ensure that those who suffer are justly compensated. In one case, a grandmother who sustained serious brain damage during exploratory surgery received...

Young Meningitis Victim Secures Right to Millions in NHS Compensation

Meningitis is amongst the most grave illnesses that can afflict any child, but it is also one of the hardest to diagnose. In one case, a little girl who was suffering from the disease when she was sent home from hospital with a diagnosis of tonsillitis...

Children of Heart Attack Victim Can Pursue 'Nervous Shock' Damages Claims

Anyone who witnesses a shocking event may suffer psychiatric injuries as a result – but should they be compensated if that event arises from negligence? The High Court confronted that burning issue in a ground-breaking case. The case concerned a...

Clinical Negligence Damages Awards Are No Bigger Than They Need to Be

Compensation awards in the most serious clinical negligence cases commonly run into millions, even tens of millions, of pounds. However, as the case of a teenager who was born to a life of acute disability due to a negligent delay in his delivery showed,...

Little Boy Severely Injured By His Violent Father Secures Right to Damages

It is a sad fact that some children suffer violence and injury at the hands of their own parents. However, as was shown by the case of a little boy who was beaten almost to death by his father, specialist personal injury lawyers will bend every sinew to...

Trainee Teacher Stroke Victim Receives Justice

No amount of money can ever compensate for the promise of a young life ruined by clinical negligence, but it can at least provide security for the future. In one case, a recently married woman who suffered a catastrophic stroke following failures in...

Teenager Left Paralysed After Spinal Surgery Due Millions

Major surgery is sadly never risk free but, if things go wrong, specialist lawyers are thankfully always there to pick up the pieces. In one case, a teenager for whom the tragic aftermath of a spinal operation spelt a lifetime of paralysis secured the right...

Birthing Pool Tragedy Boy Secures Right to Substantial Compensation

Prior to any form of medical procedure, patients have an absolute right to be told of the risks involved so that they can make their own fully informed choices. The High Court made that point in guaranteeing substantial compensation to a four-year-old boy...

Widower of Woman Let Down By Negligent GP Awarded £260,000

To achieve just compensation, medical accident victims must prove not only that negligence occurred but also that their injuries were caused by it. In one case, expert legal representation overcame both of those hurdles to secure six-figure damages for a man...

Cerebral Palsy Victim Aged Nine Awarded Millions in Compensation

Assessing amounts of compensation due to clinical negligence victims is an inexact science which often requires give and take on both sides. However, a case in which a nine-year-old boy was awarded multi-million-pound damages from the NHS showed how lawyers...

Boy Left Blind in One Eye After Premature Birth Secures £1.8 Million

Premature babies are intensely vulnerable in their first days of life and failings in their care can have lifelong consequences. In a case on point, a boy who was left blind in one eye after a window of opportunity to treat a relatively common condition was...

You Don't Have to Prove Negligence to Achieve Justice

It may seem surprising but, in order to win compensation, it is not always necessary to prove that you are a victim of negligence. A striking case on point concerned a nine-year-old girl who received millions in damages despite continued denials by the NHS...

Brave Hospital Negligence Victim Receives £9.4 Million in Compensation

Levels of compensation in some clinical negligence cases may appear very high, but they are no more than is needed to fund a lifetime of care. That was certainly so in the case of a brave young man who will need every penny of his seven-figure damages to...

NHS Pays £1 Million After Medical Blunder Causes New Mother's Death

Medical professionals work under great pressure and mistakes are sadly inevitable – but if their negligence causes injury, it is only right that victims are compensated. In one case, the bereaved family of a woman who died following an anaesthetic...

Settlement Helps to Secure Future Care for Brain Injured Child

The devotion shown by parents of children left disabled by clinical negligence never ceases to amaze – but they can rarely cope alone and seeking compensation is really the only means of obtaining all the professional help they need. The point was made...

Family of Financier Killed By Hospital Blunder Receives £2.1 Million

Loved ones of those who die as a result of hospital negligence often understandably proclaim that there is no justice in the world. However, as one case showed, the right legal advice at least gives them hope of receiving fair compensation. A successful...

Millions for Girl Injured By Substandard Midwifery Care

Hard-pressed midwives are not infallible and, if their negligence results in your child being born disabled, you owe it to your family to consult an expert solicitor straight away. In one case, a nine-year-old girl whose hospital delivery was mismanaged...

Heart Patient Let Down By Negligent GP Due Big Damages Award

GPs work under great pressure but, where they make negligent mistakes that cause injury to patients, it is only right that compensation is paid. In one case, a man with a heart condition who suffered a catastrophic faint after his doctor failed to refer him...
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