Clinical Negligence – Case Studies

Martin’s Story

We represented Martin at the Inquest of his deceased Mother. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures.

Rosie’s Story

Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved negligence and achieved 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.

Harry’s Story

When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. 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.

Theresa’s Story

Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment. The hospital denied any wrongdoing. When Theresa came to us we listened and took time to understand. We followed up her case and we recovered compensation for her.

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth had instructed another firm of solicitors but she felt they lacked empathy. She came to us and we arranged much needed counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.

Ian’s Story

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 impacted on his life significantly. We were able to secure compensation for him.

Kevin’s Story

Kevin had been detained in a Mental Health Unit 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 now Kevin can get the care he needs.

David’s Story

David developed lymphoma as a result of untreated coeliac disease. Sadly, David passed away and his wife pursued a claim for compensation for negligent treatment.

Glen’s Story

Glen received £260,000 in compensation following negligent knee surgery in 1993. We provided medical evidence to support Glen’s claim and to show that he would have been able to continue his career in the Army if it hadn’t been for the negligence.

James’ Story

James was born premature as a result of negligent treatment provided by his mother’s GP. James has significant cognitive and behavioural problems as a result. We were successful in recovering £2 million by way of compensation for James.

Jim’s Story

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.

Rose’s story

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 received and we then represented the family at the Inquest.

Charlotte’s story

As a result of a delay in diagnosing Charlotte with hip dysplasia, she suffered injury and required extensive surgery. Charlotte sought compensation and succeeded.

Stephen’s Story

Stephen’s family came to us after they were told that there were no grounds to pursue a claim for a brain injury at birth. We successfully pursued their claim and Stephen was awarded £4.5 million in compensation.

Laura’s story

Unfortunately, medical staff were negligent in diagnosing Cauda Equina syndrome for Laura. 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.

Margaret’s story

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.

Cecelia’s Story

We were contacted by the family of Mrs Welch after she had died in hospital. They wanted us to represent them at the Inquest into Mrs Welch’s death. We supported the family during this very upsetting process. The Coroner found there had been serious failings and made recommendations to the Defendant hospital for improving treatment […]

Eleanor’s story

Eleanor suffered injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment. She instructed Emma Zukowska to pursue a claim for compensation. The Defendant Trust accepted in a serious untoward incident investigation that treat provided was not in accordance with their own guidelines. We were able to recover an award of compensation for Eleanor.

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The Importance of Clinical Negligence Specialists

As Cerebral Palsy claims are always difficult to prove, with no guarantee of success at trial, when an offer was made to settle the claim at 90% of the full value, Charlotte’s family decided they could not risk losing everything.

Always Supporting Our Clients

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Better Care for Mental Health Patients Demanded After The Tragic Death of Carol Vaughan

Julie Hardy has fought hard for justice for Carol’s family. The widely reported verdict of Mairin Casey has vindicated the family whose dignity at the Inquest was recognised by the Coroner.

Court Approves Award for Cerebral Palsy in Excess of £10 Million

We previously reported on the case of Gemma, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following negligent treatment at delivery. Tthe NHS Trust admitted liability prior to Court proceedings being issued.

Compensation to be Paid for Delay in Diagnosis of Meningitis

James contracted meningitis shortly after he was born. The doctors in charge of his care asked another hospital where his mother had been treated when she was 26 weeks pregnant for the results of any tests that had been undertaken.

Bereaved Family Recover Compensation

Sheila’s family contacted Barratts Solicitors in late May 2010 following Sheila’s untimely death. She had been admitted to the Defendant Hospital on 6 May 2010 for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

NHS Trust Admit Negligence in Cerebral Palsy Case

Gemma was the second of twins born by caesarean section. Gemma was diagnosed with severe brain damage because of a lack of oxygen during the delivery. Gemma cannot do anything for herself and has to rely on her family.

Barratts Settle Long Standing Cerebral Palsy Case

Alison Brooks and Emma Veasey of Barratts Solicitors recently settled a long standing cerebral palsy case. The Claimant suffered hypoglycaemia during the neonatal period which led to severe brain damage.

Cerebral Palsy Client Receives Multi-million Pound Settlement

Aaron Tring was starved of oxygen at birth in Nottingham 26 years ago. As a result he suffers from cerebral palsy and is severely disabled.

Settlement, December 2009 – Meningococcal Septicaemia

In December 2009 we concluded a claim for clinical negligence in a case which had been ongoing for many years. The Claimant sought damages against her GP for failing to refer to hospital with suspected meningococcal septicaemia.