Failure to diagnose sub-acute bacterial endocarditis
Not all claims relating to infections concern diseases contracted in hospital. In this case, we acted for a client with a known hole in his heart that did not need treatment, but for which he attended regular check-ups because of his increased susceptibility to cardiac infections.
Failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis
Our client contracted bacterial meningitis, which his local hospital failed to diagnose and treat. As a result, he suffered severe brain damage, demonstrating in weakness down his right side, paralysis and cognitive difficulties.
Substantial damages for negligent management of foot fracture
We have recently settled a claim for substantial damages against Western Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust following its failure to act on signs and symptoms of fracture to our client's foot.
Failure to recognise risks of deep vein thromboses
Our client had a complicated medical history, with diabetes, hypertension and gallstones. She fractured one of her toes and had a below knee plaster cast fitted and was then admitted to hospital to have her gall bladder removed.
Failure to diagnose deep venous thrombosis
We are presently pursuing a claim for a man who attended at hospital with a rare type of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
Delayed diagnosis of osteoarthritis in the hips following unnecessary knee surgery
We settled a claim for a client who had undergone knee surgery due to ongoing pain in her knees. Subsequent investigations suggested that, in fact, the pain was not caused by a problem in her knees but actually stemmed from osteoarthritis in her hips.
Failure to investigate and treat testicular torsions properly
Testicular torsion is a relatively rare occurrence, but when it arises it requires treatment within a very short timescale or the testicle is at risk of being lost.
Permanent symptoms following failure to diagnose an obvious infection in the shoulder post-operatively
Our client, who was a keen golfer and fisherman, had what was intended to be a straightforward arthroscopy procedure to his right shoulder following the onset of pain.
Failure to diagnose bile leak following a routine operation
We have settled a claim against Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for failing to diagnose our client’s bile leak following a routine cholecystectomy.
Failure to recognise signs of sepsis resulting in delayed diagnosis of meningitis
We obtained approval for a settlement on liability in a claim brought on behalf of a child against Watford General Hospital in relation to an alleged negligent delay in diagnosis of meningococcal septicaemia. As a result of this delay, the child’s leg had to be amputated.
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