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Pensioner awarded £18,000 following late wife’s hospital fall

The incident The client’s wife was a 69-year-old woman at the time of the incident and suffered with COPD. On 25th February 2019, she attended University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust via ambulance as she was struggling with shortness of breat…

Man receives 300K after delayed diagnosis of retinal detachment

A 62-year-old former carer suffered a worsening of his loss of vision, after an NHS Trust failed to refer him for urgent eye surgery.   The incident In September 2019, the customer noticed that the vision in his left eye was foggy. After seeking…

How your medical negligence claim could improve services for NHS patients

So, you feel you’ve been injured and want to pursue a medical negligence claim… but you feel guilty about suing the NHS. What should you think about before instructing a solicitor? I think that we can all agree that we are extremely lucky to have the…

Woman awarded six-figure settlement following hospital fall

A pensioner has received a six-figure sum after hospital staff failed to provide any adequate transfer information to an Ambulance Service, who were transporting her to a rehabilitation centre. The Claimant later fell during a transfer from a wheelch…

What next for NHS medical air victims after health service review?

After the NHS admitted failings in administering medical air, instead of oxygen, in over 100 surgeries, Chartered Legal Executive, Katy Link explores how these errors might have been made and appeals for victims to come forward. Background to NHS med…

Pressure sore claims – Ask the expert

Patient Claim Line’s Michael Carson, explores the dangers of pressure sores, and explains what you should do if you think you think you or a loved one has received insufficient care which has resulted in a pressure sore. What causes a pressure sore?…

What evidence is needed to prove a Medical Negligence Claim?

Written by Emily Taylor, Assistant Litigation Executive Medical Negligence Claims require thorough investigation into the treatment that you received in order to establish whether or not your claim is likely to be successful. What do we need to prove…

NHS Trust’s failure to identify stress fracture results in delayed treatment

After an NHS Trust failed to identify a simple stress fracture, our 53-year-old client was immobilised for a number of months. Following legal representation from Patient Claim Line, our client was awarded £17,500 by St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.…

Hospital fails to treat cyclist’s dislocated wrist correctly

A 34 year old man was left with permanent reduced range of movement and grip strength after a hospital failed to treat his dislocated wrist correctly. Ryan Smithyman has been awarded £52,500 by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust after t…

New mother robbed of bonding time with baby following negligent maternity care

A Patient Claim Line Case Study Shannon Jackson, a 23-year-old teaching assistant and new mother, was robbed of savouring her precious few weeks with her new baby when a Grade 2 pressure sore was allowed to develop.   The Incident   Miss Ja…

Lack of informed consent leads to severe testes injury for 60-year-old man

A Patient Claim Line Case Study A 60-year-old man has been left with a severe testes injury following a routine surgery, of which he was not forewarned of the risks.   The Incident   The gentleman, who prefers not to be named, visited Unite…

How has COVID-19 affected medical treatment in the UK? Research findings

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK last year, the pandemic has taken a serious toll on the NHS with Professor Chris Withy reporting that the NHS is facing 'the worst crisis in living memory' (Daily Mail, January 2021). As a result, many Brit…

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