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Millions for Pensioner After Negligent Hospital Treatment

By |2014-11-24T09:39:00+00:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

A pensioner who was paralysed owing to a rare spinal infection has won millions of pounds in compensation from the NHS because her suffering was made far worse by dreadful pressure sores she developed whilst being treated in hospital. The woman was in her 60s and enjoying an active life before she developed a spinal cord [...]

Disabled Negligence Victim Entitled to Free State Care

By |2014-08-19T09:37:14+01:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

In an important ruling, the High Court has lifted the threat of compensation awarded to a severely disabled victim of negligence being used up by the costs of local authority care. When a woman had agreed to settle her clinical negligence claim against an NHS Trust for £500,000, the settlement she received was insufficient to meet [...]

Cancer Death Architect’s Family Wins Damages

By |2014-08-04T09:04:45+01:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

A personal injury claim brought by the widow and daughter of a promising young architect who needlessly died due to a delay in treating him for skin cancer has been settled by the NHS for almost £600,000. Sam Potts, who was said to be one of the profession's 'shining young stars', was aged just 33 when [...]

Ambulance Delay Leads to £5 Million Damages Payout

By |2014-07-14T08:27:40+01:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injury|

A promising young scientist who suffered catastrophic brain damage after waiting for more than an hour and a half for paramedics to arrive at her home has won a compensation package worth £5 million from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. The medical researcher's boyfriend dialled 999 after she collapsed in the bedroom of her London [...]

Lack of Evidence Limits Claim

By |2013-09-30T13:51:13+01:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

When a GP referred a female patient to the local hospital for an urgent investigation, it should have led to her prompt diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer. However, the referral letter was lost and, furthermore, the GP had failed to tell the patient that the referral was urgent. As a result, the operation she needed [...]

Woman Wins Compensation for Basic Medical Error

By |2013-06-17T08:39:00+01:00June 17th, 2013|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

A former nurse who had to give up her job after a routine operation went badly wrong has won a six figure sum in compensation. Donna Bowett, from Kidderminster, went for surgery at the Alexander Hospital in Redditch, which is managed by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. After the operation, she was still in serious [...]

Seven-Figure Settlement for Boy With Cerebral Palsy

By |2012-10-29T08:53:00+00:00October 29th, 2012|Categories: Medical Negligence, News|

A boy who was left with brain damage after doctors failed to spot that he was suffering from low blood-sugar levels is likely to receive damages of more than £1 million. Lucas Hillier, now five years old, was born at Good Hope Hospital, West Midlands, in June 2007. He began to show symptoms of hypoglycaemia two [...]