Our Cases

Acquired brain injury

Allowing patient to leave a residential psychiatric clinic unescorted We have recently settled a case for £850,000. Allegations related to negligence in allowing the Claimant to leave the Priory Clinic unescorted leading to major multiple injuries...

Accident and Emergency Medicine

Below the knee amputation following missed diagnosis We successfully brought a claim on behalf of a client on the basis of a negligent failure on the part of an A&E doctor to recognise the signs of critical ischaemia (blocked circulation) in our...

Amputation

Above knee amputation We have recently settled a case for £925,000. Our client suffered an above knee amputation due to the negligence of the defendant NHS Trust. Damages were obtained for accommodation to be adapted for our client, care, child care,...

Anaesthetics

Anaesthetics Our client underwent a routine ENT operation. A drug was inserted into his hand at the time of induction of anaesthetic. It led to nerve damage to his hand so that he had a permanent disability. The case settled for £18,000...

Birth Injury

Negligent delivery We secured a full admission of liability and causation in a case involving injury at birth which left our client with cerebral palsy. We have since been able to obtain a substantial interim payment, enabling our client’s family to...

Cancer

6-month delay in diagnosis of bowel cancer The team secured compensation of £20,000 for an Eastbourne widower following the successful conclusion of his claim relating to the death of his wife, aged 57. It was alleged that the bowel cancer from wh ...

Cardiac surgery

Emergency cardiac surgery Our client underwent emergency cardiac surgery when a heart valve was replaced. Immediately after surgery, our client developed problems with his left leg. There was a delay in diagnosing the fact that he had suffered with a blood...

Cardiology

Emergency cardiac surgery Our client underwent emergency cardiac surgery when a heart valve was replaced. Immediately after surgery, our client developed problems with his left leg. There was a delay in diagnosing the fact that he had suffered with a blood...

Consent to treatment

Consent to treatment The firm acted in the landmark case on consent to treatment of Chatterson v Gerson and members of the team regularly advise clients in relation to potential claims for failures on the part of medical professionals to obtain properly...

Diabetes

Failure by GP to monitor diabetes and blood pressure We acted for the widow of a man who died from a heart attack. He was a diabetic and there was a failure by his GP practice to monitor his diabetes and his blood pressure. This failure, over a long period...

Drug administration

Gentamycin toxicity We acted for a client with cystic fibrosis who suffered permanent damage to his vestibular function as a result of Gentamycin toxicity. The medication had been appropriately prescribed initially for a chest infection but it was alleged...

Fatal claims

Failure to diagnose hypertension and prevent heart attack The Team acted for the family of a Congolese man who sadly died from a heart attack which it was alleged should have been prevented by earlier diagnosis and treatment of the deceased’s...

GP negligence

Failure to diagnose hypertension and prevent heart attack The Team acted for the family of a Congolese man who sadly died from a heart attack which it was alleged should have been prevented by earlier diagnosis and treatment of the deceased’s...

Gastroenterology

We have advised on a number of cases in this area, covering a wide range of issues including the the diagnosis and management of Crohns Disease....

Gynaecology

Bladder Injury from Hysterectomy We have recovered £70,000 for a client who suffered bladder injury at the time of a hysterectomy at Eastbourne District General Hospital. Failure to diagnose ovarian cyst causing miscarriage Our client attended...

Haematology

Leukaemia-delay in diagnosis We acted for a client who suffered a delay in diagnosis of leukaemia. Allegations were made regarding the management of his leukaemia. He suffered catastrophic damages, damage was recovered of £585,000....

Inquests

Death following complications of knee replacement procedure Our client’s late husband contracted MRSA at the site of a knee replacement. Although the infection was treated with appropriate antibiotics the infection recurred on several occasions and...

Kidney disease

Failure to treat kidney disease Our client lost her kidney due to the failure by an NHS Trust to investigate her kidney symptoms. Her claim was funded by a conditional fee agreement and her case proceeded to trial in London. Judgment was awarded in her...

Nerve damage

Removal of brachial cyst We recovered damages of £85,700 for a client who underwent surgery for the removal of a brachial cyst. It was discovered after the surgery that our client had suffered paralysis of the nerve supplying the left side of the...

Neurology

Members of our team regularly advise on potential claims relating to treatment provided by neurologists. Potential claims relate to a variety of issues including the failure to make an earlier diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage or brain tumour....

Neurosurgery

Removal of brachial cyst We recovered damages of £85,700 for a client who underwent surgery for the removal of a brachial cyst. It was discovered after the surgery that our client had suffered paralysis of the nerve supplying the left side of the...

Obstetrics

Negligent care causes baby's death We have recovered the sum of £48,000 for a couple who lost their baby when he was 4 days old as a result of negligent care at the time of his birth. The compensation reflected their psychological injury and loss of...

Ophthalmology

Delay in diagnosis-alleged photophobia We acted for a client with Down’s Syndrome who it was alleged suffers with photophobia as a result of a delay in diagnosing pupil capture suffered during eye surgery. It was alleged that permanent damage to the...

Orthopaedics

Death following complications of knee replacement procedure Our client’s late husband contracted MRSA at the site of a knee replacement. Although the infection was treated with appropriate antibiotics the infection recurred on several occasions and...

Paediatrics

Delay in diagnosis-appendicitus We acted for the parents of a young child who was admitted to hospital with abdominal symptoms. There was delay in diagnosing appendicitis. Their child’s appendix perforated and sadly he died following surgery. Damages...

Plastic surgery

Alleged negligence We acted for a client in respect of potentially negligence in the performance of a surgery to remove unwanted fleshy tissue from beneath the eye. Liability was vehemently denied by the Defendant surgeon throughout. A settlement of...

Psychiatric / Psychological Injury

Cremation of child without parental consent At settlement has been reached in a case involving psycholgical injury to parents to learning that their son had been cremated without their knowledge or consent. The compensation reflected the additional...

Psychiatry Psychiatry

Allowing patient to leave a residential psychiatric clinic unescorted We have recently settled a case for £850,000. Allegations related to negligence in allowing the Claimant to leave the Priory Clinic unescorted leading to major multiple injuries...

Rheumatology

Rheumatology Members of the clinical negligence team regularly advise on potential claims relating to this area of medicine....

Spinal cord injury

Delayed diagnosis of spinal TB infection Our client brought a claim on the basis that there had been a negligent delay in diagnosing his spinal TB infection. We secured an admission from the Defendant that the infection should have been diagnosed six months...

Stillbirth

Failure to diagnose ovarian cyst causing miscarriage Our client attended hospital with severe abdominal pain when she was 20 weeks pregnant. As a result of a negligent failure to properly investigate the cause of her pain by way of ultrasound scan an...

Surgey

Appendicitis We recovered £55,000 for our client whose claim related to negligent care and management of appendicitis. The allegations included a delay and failure to diagnose and treat the appendicitis and a failure to actually remove the infected...

Transgender surgery

Unsuccessful transgender surgery We have settled a case for a client who underwent transgender surgery which was unsuccessful. This resulted in a very poor outcome in terms of the surgery - in essence the surgery had failed. This led to serious consequences...

Urology

Damage to ureter during hysterectomy Our client underwent a radical hysterectomy following a diagnosis of cervical cancer. During the hysterectomy she sustained damage to one of her ureters and it was alleged that this damage was as a result of negligence...

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery This is an area that regularly features in claims the team is asked to advise on, frequently in relation to the potentially negligent delay in referral to a vascular surgeon. We have also been asked to look at claims relating to the...