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Leg amputation for pensioner after a series of errors

The Incident An 82-year-old man has received a settlement from Southport Hospital after his leg needed amputating after initially being referred to a clinic for foot ulcers. In 2010, the gentleman underwent a bilateral femoral arterectomy and a left…

Here’s why Thyroid Awareness Week is important

This week is International Thyroid Awareness Week, and Patient Claim Line’s Medical Negligence Solicitor, Jennifer Argent is keen to share some of the lesser known, but nonetheless important, statistics behind thyroids and its related health issues.…

How to claim compensation for infections after surgery

If you have suffered an infection following surgery that was the result of negligent treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. A hospital owes a certain duty of care towards their patients to ensure that they are not exposed to unnecessary or a…

What is vaginal mesh and what are the risks of surgery?

For many woman, dealing with incontinence or vaginal prolapse is a difficult reality. The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of urinary issue, and that 50% of women will develop a degree of pelvic organ prola…

Can I sue my dentist for negligent treatment?

Paying a visit to the dentist, whether for a routine check-up or for treatment, is important to maintain the condition of your teeth. While the experience can be daunting for some, many are safe in the knowledge that the appointment will be carried o…

Parents to speak out over childrens’ complex diagnosis

Written by Sinead Connolly, Senior Solicitor   Unfortunately, we have all heard the heart-breaking stories of babies and children sent home from hospital, parents told there is nothing seriously wrong, only for that child to suffer a devastating…

Woman undergoes agonising kidney pain due to errors

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident A 54-year-old woman has received a six-figure settlement after a number of failings in following up hospital appointments, which left her with avoidable loss of function in her kidney. The Mid Yorkshire Ho…

Woman awarded £40K following avoidable kidney loss

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident Woman had right kidney removed after medical mistakes were made and surgeons failed to inform her of risks involved with a procedure they carried out at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital.…

Negligent ultrasound causes fatality in elderly woman

A Patient Claim Line Case Study   The Incident Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were found to be negligent in a case that resulted in a woman’s death after an unnecessary undertaking of an endoscopy ultrasound (EUS). This procedure sh…

Factory worker faces years of unnecessary knee pain

A Patient Claim Line Case Study   The Incident A man who underwent a right knee therapeutic arthroscopy procedure due to long standing knee pain has been awarded compensation of £18,700 after suffering much pain in the years after, finding out t…

Why is cancer misdiagnosis on the rise in the UK?

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, it’s incredibly important that they are treated quickly and correctly in order to increase their chance of recovery. However, if the cancer is misdiagnosed, treatment can be significantly delayed meaning that…

The shocking statistics behind autism misdiagnosis

It is estimated that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum, which equates to about 1% of the population. Yet despite this figure, there is no national register or exact count on how many people actually have this condition. As su…

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