Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis Case Studies – Clinical Negligence

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.

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.

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.

Compensation for Misdiagnosis Leading to Hip Replacement

After the hospital failed to diagnose Jim with a fractured hip, we helped him recover significant compensation. The delay in diagnosis resulted in Jim needing a hip replacement.

Claim for Clinical Negligence after Rose’s Inquest

Rose passed away in April 2009 and her family were unhappy with the treatment she had received. We were instructed by her Daughter and Son to investigate this treatment provided by the hospital. We then represented the family at the Inquest.

Compensation for Negligence in Diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome

Unfortunately for Laura, medical staff were negligently slow to diagnose her cauda equina syndrome. The result was that she suffered a permanent disability. We gathered medical evidence to support Laura’s claim and approached the Defendant Trust. We gained the cooperation of both parties and we agreed a settlement, without the need to issue court proceedings.

Claim for Negligence against Margaret’s Care Home

Margaret suffered injuries as a result of negligent treatment whilst a resident at a care home. She sadly passed away and her daughter pursued a claim on her behalf.

Compensation for Delay in Diagnosis of Meningitis

James contracted meningitis shortly after he was born. His mother had been treated at another hospital when she was 26 weeks pregnant with James. As a result, James’ doctors contacted this hospital to ask for the results of any tests that were carried on on his mother.

Settlement for Client with Meningococcal Septicaemia

In December 2009 we concluded a claim for clinical negligence in a long running case. Our client sought damages against her GP after the GP failed to refer her to hospital with suspected meningococcal septicaemia.