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Man receives 300K after delayed diagnosis of retinal detachment

A 62-year-old former carer suffered a worsening of his loss of vision, after an NHS Trust failed to refer him for urgent eye surgery.   The incident In September 2019, the customer noticed that the vision in his left eye was foggy. After seeking…

Woman awarded six-figure settlement following hospital fall

A pensioner has received a six-figure sum after hospital staff failed to provide any adequate transfer information to an Ambulance Service, who were transporting her to a rehabilitation centre. The Claimant later fell during a transfer from a wheelch…

NHS Trust’s failure to identify stress fracture results in delayed treatment

After an NHS Trust failed to identify a simple stress fracture, our 53-year-old client was immobilised for a number of months. Following legal representation from Patient Claim Line, our client was awarded £17,500 by St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.…

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…

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…

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…

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