Compensation obtained for patient whose ulcerative colitis was missed at Maidstone Hospital’s A&E department which later required surgery resulting in subsequent hernia.
This clinical negligence case arose out of the care provided to Mrs L following the birth of her son. Mrs L suffered from a retained swab as a result of weaknesses in the system for accounting for swabs within the non-theatre environment of the delivery suite. This was a “never event”.
This clinical negligence case arose out of the care provided to Mrs H during the birth of her son. During an emergency c-section, Mrs H suffered damage to her ureter and lost a lot of blood. She also suffered from post-operative complications.
Centre of expertise in interventional cardiology and specialist electrophysiology pays compensation after a negligent delay in the treatment of a cardiac arrhythmia.
Our client, Mrs W, was referred to Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to receive a Monofer Infusion. Due to the midwife’s failure to correctly site the cannula before commencing the infusion, Mrs W suffered an extravasation injury, which rendered her in constant pain. Damages of £392,500 were recovered for the pain and suffering and financial losses sustained as a result of the extravasation injury.
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, Mr V, who had been in a wheelchair following a road traffic accident, suffered deteriorating pressure sores that were overlooked eventually causing him to deteriorate so much that he fell unconscious requiring eight months hospital treatment.
Our client, Miss J attended the Princess Royal University Hospital with rectal problems but because the surgeon in question failed to carry out a pre-operative examination, canvas alternative conservative treatment options and advised an inappropriate procedure which was then not even performed properly, she was left with disastrous results.
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, Mrs P, suffered a ruptured tendon within her thumb after arthrodesis surgery, leading to further surgery, pain and restricted movement within the thumb.
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, Master V, developed quadriplegic cerebral palsy with severe disabilities as a result of the mis-management of his birth. This included the failure to properly monitor his heart beat and to expedite the delivery, as well as a seven minute delay in a paediatrician arriving following his birth, leading to hypoxic ischaemia.
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.
We acted for the bereaved partner of Mr K, who underwent brain surgery, to treat a meningioma tumour. Following the surgery he was inappropriately monitored resulting in an overdose of anti-coagulant (blood thinning) medication, intracranial haemorrhage, causing significant neurological damage and eventual death 2 ½ years later.
Our client, Mr A, suffered from a cardiac arrest after his abdominal aorta artery was perforated during surgery to remove his appendix, leading to large internal bleeding. He required additional surgery to repair the damage, required a prolonged stay in hospital with a complicated recovery and suffered psychiatric harm.
Our client, Mr H, suffered a stroke after the Stroke Prevention Unit at Darent Valley Hospital failed to refer him for carotid ultrasound scan.
Our client, B, suffered severe infection following his appendectomy surgery after the hospital failed to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics prior to his surgery. He required additional surgery, PTSD and additional scarring as a result of the failure.
Our client, Mrs C suffered sepsis, hearing loss, PTSD and scarring after undergoing septoplasty surgery. The hospital had failed to take account of the fact that she was at a high risk of infection due to her immunosuppressant treatment for her pre-existing multiple sclerosis.
Our client, Miss F, suffered with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome during her labour which went un-diagnosed despite her observations and blood results being positive indicators of the conditions, leading her to suffer a fitting episode and psychiatric injury.
Our client, Mrs K, required multiple surgeries after suffering post-operative anastomotic leaks and a ureteric injury during surgery for bowel obstruction. Unfortunately, Mrs K then suffered a head injury and stroke when she tripped over a raised area in the hospital corridor. At that time it was also found that a JJ stent had been left in place for 9 months after her previous surgery, causing urosepsis and other urological problems.
Our client, Ms Q, suffered a rectal tear at the time of her forceps delivery, which was subsequently missed by the obstetrician and not repaired, leading her to develop a recto-vaginal fistula. She required multiple surgeries including a colostomy and suffered with faecal incontinence and psychiatric harm.
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, Ms W, sustained severe burns and facial scarring to the side of her mouth and lips whilst undergoing extraction of her wisdom teeth under anaesthetic.
Our client, Mrs F, suffered a peri-prosthetic fracture to her hip after falling in hospital when nursing staff left her alone in the bathroom for 40 minutes.
Our client, Miss K, suffered with pain and infection following her dentists failure to perform root canal treatment correctly, leading to the tooth requiring extraction and replacement with a dental implant.
Our client, Mrs E, underwent surgery for hammertoe and bunion correction on her left foot and suffered severe misalignment of her big and 2nd toes due to misplacement of the screws and K-wires by the surgeon.
Our client, Mr P, who is tetraplegic, suffered with bimalleolar pressure sores on the outside of each ankle which live-in carers failed to protect against, or identify and treat at an early stage.
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, Miss J, suffered a cardiac arrest, brain damage and subsequently death after a hospital failed to investigate and treat her airway narrowing despite several signs and a previous life threatening event where Miss J had turned blue and choked on secretions.
Our client, Mrs P, suffered a heart attack and cardiac arrest after her GP failed to refer her to A&E when she attended with chest pains.
Our client, Mrs D, was injured when her dentist incorrectly applied chemicals to her tooth, causing the chemicals to pour onto and burn her gum-line and the inside of her face during root canal treatment.
Our client, Mrs L was due to undergo an ulnar nerve release operation on her elbow. Due to an administration error, the surgeon incorrectly performed a tennis elbow release surgery instead. Mrs L then waited 6 months to undergo the correct surgery and had an additional 6-12 month recovery time.
Our client, Mrs F, suffered a three month delay in diagnosis of her non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer after attending her dentist with pain in her lower right jaw followed by the development of a lump in her right jaw. The lump expanded from 2.5cm to 9cm and caused unnecessary pain and distress.
Mr E was 40 years old when he was involved in a road traffic accident. Following the accident he was taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, with multiple injuries including a closed fracture to the right femoral shaft.
Failed hernia repair and removal of lax skin surgery
Hospital catheter negligence causes permanent bladder problems
Our client, Mr C, suffered permanent injury to the corner of his mouth on the right hand side, caused by the negligent actions of a surgeon, who during a procedure to extract Mr C’s teeth, caused an overheated drill to come into contact with his mouth.
Our client, Mr H, was told he would need to undergo chemotherapy, chemo-radiotherapy and surgery for what was assumed, by his consultants, to be a recurrence of his bowel cancer. He suffered a bowel perforation as a result of the chemotherapy and was then told he did not in fact have a recurrence of the tumour.
Our client, Mr A, sustained a fracture to his femur requiring surgery and a post-operative hernia which also required surgery following a fall from his hospital bed. He had a history of falling and worsening cognitive impairment, but despite this nursing staff failed to ensure his safety and a faulty bedrail was used.
Our client, Mr K, suffered from incontinence, infections, severe pain and psychiatric harm after a number of failures by his urology consultant including the performance of a procedure which had been unauthorised and not licenced by the PCT.
Our client, Miss V, was shocked after she came round from her anaesthetic during a routine wisdom tooth extraction, to find the maxillofacial surgeon had burnt her lip causing a disfigurement at the corner of her mouth.
Our client, Mr B, suffered with pain and faecal leakage, a feeling of incomplete evacuation and problems with frequency following a botched haemorrhoid anopexy surgery, where the surgeon stapled the surgery site incorrectly.
Our client, Mrs F, suffered post traumatic stress disorder after doctors poorly managed the birth of her daughter, who was born in the breech position instead of via a caesarean section, and required resuscitation at birth.
Our client, Ms L, sought treatment from her dentist for tooth pain. The dentist failed to note problems with one tooth on an x-ray, leaving the tooth in place, and causing Ms L to have ongoing pain for a further two months. He also misdiagnosed a second tooth as having a root fracture leading to an unnecessary extraction.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently secured compensation of £140,000 when a hospital failed to follow up a missed routine colonoscopy in a patient who was at high risk of developing colon cancer.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently settled a claim for £1 million for a claimant after his GP misdiagnosed a cancerous mole for a wart, leading to a delay in diagnosis.
Our specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £90,000 for the widow of a woman who died following a hernia repair operation undertaken with inappropriate equipment.
Specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured a six figure sum the husband and children of a mother who died from necrotising streptococcal pneumonia and multi-organ failure, after GP failed to attend her at home.
Specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £400,000 plus annual payments for a claimant who suffered a severe anoxic brain injury after going into cardiac arrest whilst undergoing a bronchoscopy.
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 team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £112,000 for a woman whose GP failed to report her abnormal smear test results, resulting in a two and a half year delay and more invasive treatment.
Jenny Waight, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a client who suffered distressing symptoms requiring invasive and painful investigations after a pharmacist negligently prescribed the wrong medication to her.
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.
Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured compensation for a woman who was permanently scarred by pulsed light treatment to remove hair from her body.
Our team of clinical negligence lawyers based at our Tunbridge Wells office, has secured compensation for the a women who had her skin and labia torn whilst undergoing waxing treatment.
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 who negotiated a settlement of £85,000 for the wife and daughter of a man who died after being allowed to wander out of a psychiatric ward.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who obtained £60,000 compensation in a claim where the results of a CT scan remained undiscovered for 12 months by which time the tumour had increased in size having an adverse effect on her prognosis, which was then very poor.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who obtained £15,000 compensation for a woman when her husband died from post operative complications following a right total hip replacement.
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 £10,500 for a 25 year old man who suffered a full thickness burn to the corner of his mouth due to equipment being used for wisdom teeth extraction overheating.
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 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.