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Man suffers years of pain and discomfort after medical equipment was left in place during an operation

A 40 year old man has received £15,000 from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust after medical equipment was left in place during an operation. The man, who is a full time carer for his daughter, initially underwent a procedure at West Suffolk Hospital…

Decision to deny use of Infliximab cost career in teaching and triggered years of abdominal and bowel suffering

A 42-year-old man has settled his claim for more than a million pounds compensation after he was told it is unlikely he will ever work again. The claimant, who has chosen not to be named, has received the settlement after experiencing over ten years…

74-year-old woman left with a permanent colostomy receives £185,000 after avoidable surgery

The claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard the verdict after the surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon who performed the extensive surgery admitted liability and causation in December 2018. In 2015, the Claimant (C) went to her GP complaining of skin ta…

Sepsis Awareness Q&A with Dr. Ron Daniels BEM

This World Sepsis Day, Patient Claim Line spoke to Doctor Ron Daniels BEM, the UK Sepsis Trust’s CEO and proud advocate of sepsis awareness. Ahead of the UK Sepsis Trust’s latest campaign ‘schools against sepsis’, Doctor Daniels kindly answered a num…

Nurse awarded £165,000 after inadequate surgical treatment resulted in dangerous blood clot

A 60-year-old Nurse has received a £165,000 settlement after a major UK Hospital failed to provide sufficient treatment following a surgical procedure which resulted in bilateral pulmonary emboli. It was ruled that the defendant, University Hospitals…

‘Could this be sepsis?’ A discussion with Tom and Nic Ray on improving awareness, seeking medical help and saving lives

Ahead of World Sepsis Day, Patient Claim Line spoke to Tom and Nic Ray, the incredible individuals behind the public speaking company, Resilience and co. Tom and Nic are two voices with a shared message; be sepsis aware. The following article will de…

What is Sepsis, who can get it and how do I prevent it?

What is sepsis? The Sepsis Alliance describes sepsis as “the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.” Whereas The UK Sepsis Trust acknowledges it’s your body’s overactiv…

Long-term mesh complications may not surface for years to come

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Christian Beadell has questioned mesh manufacturer reassurances the material is safe to use in gynaecological procedures. Christian’s comments are in response to a recent Sky News interview with Chartered Chemist,…

Why has it taken so long to detect sepsis?

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Christian Beadell has concerns ambulance services are not detecting sepsis. Christian’s comments are in response to the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) announcing software limitations mean some sepsis cas…

Forceps negligently used during woman’s first labour

A 25-year-old woman has received £7,000 after forceps were negligently used and she underwent an unnecessary surgical procedure during labour. The woman, who is from Warwickshire, was admitted to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton to be induced with h…

55-year-old woman receives £9,000 settlement after two hospitals failed to appropriately treat a left hand ring fracture

A 55-year-old woman has received £9,000 from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation, after negligent treatment relating to a failure to diagnose and treat a left hand ring fracture. In January 2017, Miss C tripped…

Are patient waiting times a result of NHS staff working against the odds?

Senior Litigation Executive, Tim Moulton believes patient waiting times are more important than ‘deflecting the issue with headline grabbing soundbites.’ For the first time, the average waiting time for a doctor’s appointment is over two weeks. Subse…

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