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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…

DNACPR orders may have been made without patients informed consent says CQC

Written by Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman At the date of this article, COVID 19 has claimed the lives of 59,699 people who have died within 28 days of a positive COVID test. The number of ‘excess’ deaths has now exceeded 70,000 and whilst…

A ‘new normal’ when dealing with medical negligence claims in a global pandemic.

Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020 Written by Assistant Litigation Executive, Nermeen Salahuddin   New guidelines and protocols have been put into effect to encourage ‘positive behaviour’ when dealing with clinical negligence claims duri…

Premature hospital discharge caused female patient to fear for own life

A woman has been awarded compensation after a hospital discharged her too soon and a bruise burst open as she was driving home, causing her to fear for her life.   The incident   The woman, a retired head teacher, had been gardening and dro…

Baby develops brain injury due to traumatic birth negligence incident

The incident   After giving birth to her son in an ambulance on the way to hospital, our client approached Patient Claim Line for severe psychological distress. Our client’s son, now eight, lives with an admitted brain injury as a result of the…

Failed breast augmentation damages mental health and body confidence

A ‘Never Event’ is defined as the “kind of mistake that should never happen” in the field of medical treatment. The Incident   In December 2019, Patient Claim Line were instructed to investigate alleged clinical negligence against the Royal Free…

Our advice following reports of unethical retention of bone samples

Reports have recently surfaced of a Birmingham-based surgeon who allegedly collected and stored the bones of more than 5,000 patients over 25 years. Mr Derek McMinn has been suspended from Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham following the allegation. Th…

57-year-old woman fights against delayed Hartmann’s procedure

The Incident Mrs Ann Marie Swift, 57 from South Yorkshire suffered a delayed diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The disease, which came in the form of Ulcerative Colitis (UC), meant because of the delayed diagnosis of IBD, this led to a d…

Tyneside man receives £9,300 in damages following negligent shoulder surgery

The Incident For years, our client had suffered from considerable shoulder pain. The 59-year-old retiree from Tyneside received conservative treatment by way of injections, but in mid-2018, he decided to push for intensive treatment. In December 2017…

£1 million settlement following rare vein condition

The Incident In June 2013, 20-year-old our client visited County Durham NHS Foundation Trust after seven days of abdominal pain. She was discharged three days later with gastritis. By March 2015, our client attended County Durham NHS Foundation Trust…

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