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Medical Negligence Case Studies

 

Mrs Adams (named changed to protect confidentiality)

Our team of solicitors secured £140,000 in compensation for Mrs Adams following her husband’s death in 2013.  Her husband, Daniel, aged 73, received sub-standard medical treatment from the Leeds General Infirmary leading to a substantial...

Girl suffers following mother's cardiac arrest during delivery

M is a young girl who sustained an injury at birth after her mother went into cardiac arrest during labour. This caused M to be deprived of oxygen, and resulted in a brachial plexus injury causing major weakness to her left arm. She has been left with a...

Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Caused Infertility

17 year old K presented to A&E with vomiting and abdominal pain, and underwent chest and abdominal x-rays. More tests showed K to have an elevated white cell count, but she was discharged from hospital. Her symptoms did not improve, leading to another...

Delayed Diagnosis of Listeria Meningitis

F when he was less than 1 month of age became unwell with a fever. He was visited by three different doctors on three consecutive days and it was only when his father took him to the GP’s surgery that he was urgently admitted to hospital where a...

Damage to Ureter Following Hysterectomy

M underwent a hysterectomy operation. Unknown to her at the time her right ureter was damaged. Despite her complaining of urinary leakage there appeared to have been a delay in considering the possibility of a ureteric injury but finally a referral was made...

E Recovers Compensation against former Solicitor for delays

E had instructed a firm of Solicitors to act on his behalf. He had been rendered blind as a result of a condition at birth called Retinopathy of Prematurity which it was alleged was caused due to the administration of oxygen. Unfortunately E’s claim...

Baby stillborn after hospital failed to recognise development issues

Baby J was stillborn, scans showed that he was developing slowly and was underweight at key dates during the pregnancy. This should have been recognised and he should have been delivered earlier, but the medical team failed to take action and sadly the baby...

Death of baby following brain injury during complicated birth

Baby M died within hours of being born, after being delivered with severe brain damage. Baby M’s mother was induced into labour and during labour suffered a rupture to her uterus, which was ignored by the medical professionals treating her. The baby...

Failure to Diagnose Correctable Epilepsy

C had a long history of epilepsy. She was referred to a specialist unit with a view to undergoing corrective surgery but she was told at the time that she was not a suitable candidate and her epilepsy would need to be controlled by medication. It was only...

Appendicitis Interpreted as Bowel Obstruction

R attended the A&E Department of his local hospital with symptoms of abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. Abdominal x-rays which were taken showed a mechanical small bowel obstruction as well as a moderately raised white cell count but despite this he...

Missed Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Knee Operation

V underwent a bilateral knee replacement following which her left leg became swollen and painful. Following our instruction expert evidence was commissioned which suggested that V had signs of developing DVT which were not recognised nor were they acted...

Failure to Diagnose Posterior Urethral Valves

R suffered with repeated urinary tract infections following his birth.  Before he was born his parents were advised that he would need to undergo investigations following his birth but such investigations were unfortunately never performed.  When...