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    Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer acting for the claimant, successfully obtained a court approved settlement to compensate the claimant for his pain and suffering and his parent’s financial losses following a harrowing hospital experience.

    When aged 9 Master C his appendix removed.  Approximately five months later when visiting relatives in Yorkshire he became unwell with what was subsequently confirmed to be non negligent complication of his appendectomy, namely adhesions resulting in bowel obstruction.  Four days after being admitted to Airedale Hospital, Master C underwent surgery but unfortunately suffered a bowel perforation during the operation.  Master C’s condition deteriorated significantly afterwards and he was transferred to a different hospital for further surgery.  This took place five days after the previous one.

    Master C suffered severe deterioration in his health, additional surgical scarring, a loss of 15cms of bowel with the risk of future adhesions together with a cluster of psychological symptoms including post traumatic stress disorder.

    It was Master C’s case that the bowel perforation was caused negligently during surgery there but that was denied.  The defendant, however, admitted an initial delay in diagnosing the obstruction and a post operative delay in investigating symptoms before it was accepted that the claimant required further surgery at which he was transferred for further treatment.

    Jonathan Herbert specialises in negligent surgery cases.  If you would like to ask Jonathan a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact Jonathan at Thomson Snell & Passmore solicitors on 01892 701226 in confidence.

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    Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims

    We have one of the most well-established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our clinical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation.   

    Compensation claims on behalf of children

    If your child has been affected by medical negligence in a hospital or GP surgery the incident should be fully and independently investigated. We have successfully made compensation claims for children injured in a wide range of circumstances.

    Accident & emergency claims

    Our clinical negligence team has long experience in dealing with compensation claims arising from negligence or errors made by the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Surgery compensation claims

    If you have suffered as a result of negligence during surgery, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. We have a long history of success in claiming compensation for claims involving surgical errors. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Claims for general medical problems

    Clinical negligence claims are often highly complex. If you have suffered as a result of negligence at a hospital or GP surgery, our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will investigate your medical negligence claim thoroughly and independently. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

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