Compensation for Undiagnosed Coeliac Disease Symptoms
Tragically, David’s GP missed the connection between his symptoms and coeliac disease. He went on to develop lymphoma as a result of his untreated coeliac disease. Sadly, David passed away and his wife pursued a claim for compensation for negligent treatment. Sometimes sub-standard medical treatment can stretch back over many years. David instructed us after he had been diagnosed with lymphoma. By this time he had learned that there was a link between lymphoma and his undiagnosed coeliac disease.
David had been to his GP for a period of over 30 years with a skin condition. The doctors prescribed standard medication for dermatitis herpetiformis. We obtained expert evidence that showed that, certainly in later years, doctors should have been well aware of the link between this skin condition and coeliac disease. David’s GP did not refer David for any tests. As a result, nobody diagnosed David’s coeliac disease. This was important because, if David had known he had the disease, he would have followed a gluten free diet. Avoiding gluten significantly reduces the chances of people with coeliac disease developing lymphoma.
The Barratts Medical Negligence team obtained expert reports from a GP, a Gastroenterologist and an Oncologist. They were all supportive of the claim. David’s wife pursued the matter after his death and made claims for loss of David’s pension and services together with bereavement damages and claims for loss of husband and father. The GP’s insurers did not formally accept liability but agreed to pay compensation on a full liability basis. As a result, David’s widow secured a substantial sum of compensation for negligent treatment.
NHS Training is Improved after Inquest Rules Accidental Death
When Martin’s Mother died in hospital, we represented him at the Inquest into her death. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures and training.
Compensation for Rosie after Medical Negligence at Birth
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved that the medical team was negligent and we obtained a substantial settlement for Rosie. This has allowed her to live in an adapted property that is specific to her needs. It also funded additional private medical treatment.
Compensation for GP’s Negligence
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent so he asked Barratts Solicitors for help. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.
Compensation for Infertility due to Poor Medical Treatment
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment leading to infertility. The hospital denied any wrongdoing and she felt frustrated. We listened and took time to understand Theresa’s situation then we followed up her case and recovered compensation for her.
Compensation after Medical Negligence causes Stillbirth
When Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn, she instructed another firm of solicitors. She felt they lacked empathy so she came to us. We promptly arranged much needed bereavement counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
Ian’s Claim for Negligence Leading to Leg Amputation
Doctors were slow to diagnose a problem with Ian’s circulation. As a result he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Ian was aged 77 and this had a significant impact on his life. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Complex Claim for Patient in a Mental Health Unit
Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and so that Kevin can get the care he needs.
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