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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…

£85,500 settlement for man following misdiagnosis

The Incident In January 2008, Dr Mark Chandley was diagnosed with progressive transformation of germinal centres (“PTGC”). To review the diagnosis, Doctor Chandley received a histopathological examination of a solitary right inguinal lymph node at th…

£60K settlement follows negligent loss of vision

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident After Mary visited her GP with complaints of a severe headache, she was urgently referred to St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. However, within a year she suffered a loss of vision in b…

Medical Negligence lawyer responds to mesh review

In light of the recently released review by Baroness Cumberlege into the use of Primodos, Sodium Valproate and mesh in gynaecological procedures, Christian Beadell; our Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track (Southport), has summarised the key Recomme…

How to deal with dental malpractice

At some point in our lives, most of us will end up paying a visit to the dentist. It’s never fun, but everyone understands that it’s an essential part of taking care of our oral health, whether you’re having a routine check-up or extensive treatment.…

£450,000 settlement for woman after medical negligence

The Incident Janet attended her local GP in September 2014 with pain and discolouration in her left foot. She’d stubbed her toe four weeks earlier. The 61-year-old from Sunderland was referred to City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust on an emergency ba…

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