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Family of Mother Who Died After Giving Birth Awarded £1.25 Million

Death following childbirth is nowadays thankfully rare but, when it occurs as a result of negligence, expert lawyers are there to ensure that bereaved loved ones are justly compensated. In one case, the NHS paid seven-figure damages to the widower and two...

'Ray of Sunshine' Aged Five Receives Just Settlement

Judges and lawyers never cease to be amazed by the way victims and their families cope with the consequences of clinical negligence. That was certainly so in the case of a charming and determined five-year-old boy who was born facing a lifetime of acute...

'Delightful' Birth Injuries Girl, 11, Receives Millions

Giving birth is a lot safer than it used to be, but hazards sadly remain. As one case showed, however, children who suffer brain injuries at or around the time of their delivery are often entitled to compensation running into millions of pounds. The case...

Girl Injured at Birth Awarded £2 Million in Damages

Clinical negligence claims can be finely balanced, with the prospect of compensation in full on the one hand and receiving nothing at all on the other. However, as a High Court case showed, lawyers are adept at steering a middle course between those two...

Woman Injured in Her Mother's Womb Receives Millions in Damages

Unborn children can sadly pay a terrible price if accidents befall their mothers during pregnancy. In one case, however, seven-figure compensation was obtained for a woman who had yet to draw her first breath when a road crash condemned her to a lifetime of...

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...
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