Teacher recovers compensation for permanent injury caused by delayed diagnosis and treatment of fractured dominant thumb
Delayed treatment results in fusion of thumb.
Child experiences delay in being admitted for surgery, injury during surgery and then delay in diagnosis of surgical injury
Our client had a delay in a diagnosis of temporal artheritis which led to blindness.
Our client, Mrs A, required nine surgeries after a hospital failed on two occasions to treat her perianal abscess with antibiotics, instead discharging her home without treatment, leading to cellulitis and worsening of the abscess.
Our client, Mr C, attended Accident & Emergency having injured his left wrist whilst playing football. He was discharged without an x-ray but, three months later, the pain had not settled and a fractured scaphoid was identified. He subsequently required two surgical procedures, having missed the opportunity for conservative management with a cast, and has ongoing minor discomfort.
Our client, Miss N suffered symptoms consistent with a heart attack after adrenalin was incorrectly administered, into her vein, rather than into her muscle, by a paramedic during an anaphylactic reaction. She suffered a psychiatric injury as a result of her traumatic experience.
Our client, Mr W, injured his right foot and attended A&E where he was wrongly diagnosed with a soft tissue injury. It took three months for his Lisfranc injury to be diagnosed, requiring him to undergo invasive fusion surgery which was unsuccessful, requiring further surgery in the future.
Our client, Mr P sustained a fracture to his wrist, after a fall, for which he received substandard treatment resulting in more complex surgery being required involving; ulnar shortening, a bone graft, prolonged recovery period and an acceleration of post-traumatic arthritis, which affected his future earning capacity.
Our client, Mr R, was left unable to work for several months after A&E failed to diagnose a fracture in his foot despite the fact this was visible on his x-ray
Our client, Miss D, suffered a peri-arrest due to a lack of input from appropriate doctors or the Critical Care team, despite having a high ‘Patient at Risk’ score and observations on admission and an early suspicion of urosepsis.
Our client, Mr P, attended A&E on two separate occasions reporting pain and discomfort in his groin. Despite exhibiting symptoms of testicular torsion Mr P was not appropriately examined. This resulted in a six day delay in his diagnosis and treatment which resulted in his right testicle being removed.
Our client, Mrs D, suffered an injury to her ankle after a fall. The A&E department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital failed to recognise a fracture and misdiagnosed the injury as a dislocation, causing additional pain and suffering.
Our client, Miss S received negligent post operative care following ankle surgery, which lead to various wound complications. As a result, Miss S had a further 3 surgical procedures which she otherwise would not have had and suffered with numerous symptoms while her ankle slowly recovered.
James Cahan, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £13,750 for a school boy who underwent an urgent orchiectomy (removal of testicle) and subsequent prosthesis insertion due to undiagnosed testicular torsion following his attendance at A&E, Eastbourne District General Hospital 3 weeks previously.
Our specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £600,000 for a man who suffered a negligent delay in diagnosing a meningioma (a benign brain tumour) which left him incapacitated by headaches, hormonal problems, extreme lethargy and depression.
The team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured over £4 million for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury after being starved of oxygen during a delay in performing a caesarean section.
Peter Cooper won an undisclosed seven figure sum for permanent damage to his kidneys, which eventually led to a transplant.
The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for the surviving husband of a lady who died after cardiac arrest following the development of a haemothorax due to fractured ribs. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.
Patient recovered £565,000 when hospital delayed diagnosis of a heart condition causing heart attack
The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered a substantial sum and a formal apology for a patient who suffered permanent damage to her heart as a result of a hospital’s failure to diagnose acute coronary syndrome and later myocardial infarction and provide treatment with anticoagulants.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team. In this pair of connected cases, the team recovered £22,500 for the Estate of a deceased cancer patient and £7,000 and £8,000 respectively her husband and daughter as secondary victims.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered an undisclosed sum for a gentleman who suffered a complication after cataract surgery at Pembury Hospital.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £112,500 for a client who suffered a psychological injury following an unsuccessful operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy (which can be fatal if not treated). So severe was the pain that our client believed she was indeed going to die.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £26,000 for a young man who suffered injury to his knee after a failure to manage an infection.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who represented the family of an elderly Kent lady at the inquest into her death caused by pressure ulcers.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently settled the claim of a widow whose barrister husband died following his transfer from Kent to a London hospital with a suspected brain aneurysm.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who acted for the husband and sons of a 45 year old woman who died within a few days of her admission to a Surrey hospital as a result of her first ever asthma attack.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently worked with a client suffering from a significant elbow dislocation which was not spotted despite several consultations with an orthopaedic specialist as well as weekly physiotherapy sessions which were unsurprisingly extremely painful.
This recent case, in which we recovered £350,000 for our client, shows that it is not always easy for a claimant to prove that a breach of duty led to an adverse outcome.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £145,000 for a client who suffered frequent falls, pain and depression as a result of an inappropriate surgical procedure, leaving him with significant care and equipment needs.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently acted for a man suffering from a torsion of the testicle. He was misdiagnosed during three separate hospital attendances despite the GP repeatedly diagnosing the condition correctly.
Over the last 18 months numerous cases have been reported in the media where problems have arisen due to treatment by out of hours GPs. This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £1.9 million for a man given a three-fold overdose of diamorphine by an out of hours GP.