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19-year-old woman receives £85,000 after six year medical negligence case ends

A 19 year old woman has received £85,000 after a six-year medical negligence claim against a major NHS Foundation Trust finally came to an end in December 2018. Kaomi Layton’s case against the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust ce…

Is there a postcode lottery of care for Dementia patients?

Back in August 2016, the Department of Health said there is a ‘post code lottery of care for Dementia patients.’ This is a result of government data highlighting Dementia patients are being let down by local services across the country. Consequently,…

24-year-old mother receives £30,000 settlement after Hospital admits to negligible laparotomy surgery

A 24-year-old mother has received a £30,000 settlement after a laparotomy resulted in a lifetime risk of an incisional hernia and bowel obstruction. On 18th April 2017, Lauren Smith from Leicestershire was expected to undergo a routine laparoscopy at…

Implications of Darnley vs Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Written by By Medical Negligence Serious Injury Solicitor, Parbeen Alamgir. The principles relating to negligence are simple – all clinical staff such as doctors, nurses and therapists owe a duty of care to any patient or visitor who attends for medi…

Surgery carried out on wrong part of breast

A 51 year old woman has been awarded £8,000 due to a medical procedure being carried out on the wrong part of her breast. The claimant attended Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was advised that she had grade two breast cancer in the left breast. On March…

66-year-old woman receives £15,000 from Cambridge Hospital following negligent treatment to her right ankle

A woman has received £15,000 from a Cambridge Hospital following negligent treatment to her right ankle after a fall. After falling and damaging her right ankle in June 2014, the 66 year-old Claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, has accepted the…

Woman compensated after distressing incident with paramedic

A 52-year-old woman has received £2,000 in compensation after experiencing a distressing encounter with a paramedic. This resulted in the paramedic being struck off the register. Alison Booth from Lancashire, received compensation after Patient Claim…

Mother compensated for physical and mental pain following forceps birth delivery

A mother has received £130,000 as a medical negligence settlement after the hospital that delivered her baby using forceps resulted in years of physical and mental pain. The claimant, 33, who wishes to remain anonymous, received her settlement monies…

Senior Solicitor Michael Gray secures over £3m for two clients following delayed diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Michael Gray, Senior Solicitor recently concluded not one but two cauda equina claims in quick succession, he secured over £3 million in damages to ensure that his Clients can live their best lives. However, both now live with complex disabilities an…

Are women being denied pregnancy pain relief?

Claims are coming to light that women are being denied epidurals. In an independent investigation, the Sunday Telegraph have put this down to “a cult of natural childbirths” within six hospitals trusts. In response, all six trusts have come out and d…

Compensation awarded after Airedale NHS Foundation Trust failed to recognise extent of damage caused during labour

A woman has received compensation following failures by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to recognise the extent of damage to the perineum after giving birth to her son. They also failed to carry out prompt observation and monitoring of the Claimant, wh…

Unacceptable waiting times could see a rise in clinical negligence claims

Why are waiting lists so high? The reports Consultants are not working beyond their usual hours due to unexpected tax bills is extremely concerning. However, if Consultants continue to decrease their time in surgery then this will only negatively imp…

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