Compensation recovered following successive failures to perform breast reduction surgery to an acceptable standard
Medway Maritime Hospital pay compensation for surgical negligence.
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, Ms R, suffered loss of function of her non dominant arm and pain, following surgery on her neck. She required further surgery, which only partly alleviated her symptoms and left her with scarring. She did not regain her preoperative levels of arm function and was unable to return to work.
Our client, Miss P, suffered significant abdominal injury, together with psychiatric injury and pulmonary embolisms, after her appendix was ‘misplaced’ during surgery to remove it.
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.
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, 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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.
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 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, Mr F, was compensated £140,000 after he suffered from a prolonged, undiagnosed abdominal abscess which developed after he had leaks into his abdomen following an ileal pouch surgery.
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 £400,000 plus annual payments for a claimant who suffered a severe anoxic brain injury after going into cardiac arrest whilst undergoing a bronchoscopy.
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.
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 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 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 recently recovered compensation for a patient who had a surgical swab left inside her following an episiotomy.