Medical Negligence case studies

So you can see how we've helped others in similar situations, we'll keep our medical negligence case studies up-to-date. Not only can they reassure you, but they show just how capable and experienced our specialists are, too.

Oct
03

Man dies after heart surgeon performs excessive surgery

A narrative verdict has been reached during an inquest into the death of 72 year old Halesowen resident, Peter Brookes. The coroner confirmed that Mr Brookes died after receiving open heart surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, carried out by Mr Ian Wilson

Aug
08

Compensation for patient left unattended immediately after major surgery

Our client had already gone through a series of major operations. In 1996, aged 59, she had a left and right knee arthroscopy.

Aug
08

Mother died from organ failure after complaining of a sore throat

A young mother of two children who visited her doctor complaining of a sore throat and high temperature was taken to hospital a few days later and told to continue using the ibuprofen her GP had prescribed.

Jul
21

Access Legal help client after misdiagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Yvette Allan, a previously fit and active young woman suffered a pulmonary embolism in her lungs which could have been life threatening.

Jul
21

Late diagnosis of vein blockage resulted in unnecessary lower limb amputation

Our client, Mr John Simon was at work when he experienced a sudden, sharp cold pain in his foot, which he described as like 'being impaled by an icicle'. He couldn't walk any more than 200 yards without being in pain.

Jul
21

Compensation for client after keyhole surgery on jaw that damaged hearing

Our client, an otherwise fit and healthy 46 year old woman, had first gone to her GP about a persistent ear ache.

Jul
17

Simple failure to provide aspirin caused lasting harm

Not being given something as simple as an aspirin might sound trivial, but an NHS Trust's failure to do precisely that caused our client long lasting harm.

Jul
08

Breast cancer victim advised by doctors to treat a lump in her breast with primrose oil

Our client's husband, Mohammed Chaudhry lost his wife Samina in December 2012 aged just 33 and it took repeated hospital appointments over a two year period before Northampton General Hospital agreed to a biopsy of her breast.

Jun
10

Compensation for wrongful birth

In May 2011 our client Bernice Quadling attended a routine doctor's appointment for the replacement of a contraceptive implant. She left that appointment believing she had adequate contraception when in fact she did not.

Jun
10

£150,000 compensation for late diagnosis of blockage in vein that resulted in amputation

The clinical negligence team at Access Legal obtained £150,000 compensation on behalf of a client whose delayed diagnosis of blocked arteries resulted in an unnecessary below the knee amputation.

Feb
17

Special Educational Needs: Finlay's Story

Our client Finlay is a bright, sociable and active boy with a keen interest in sports. He has severe bilateral optic atrophy which means he can only see at three metres what others can see at a distance of 60 metres.

Oct
11

Cerebral Palsy: Milly's Story

Denise Stephens, a partner specialising in cerebral palsy claims with Shoosmiths Access Legal, helped Andy and Kate Evans build a better future for their daughter Milly who suffered cerebral palsy after delays during her birth at Lincoln County Hospital.

Dec
06

Compensation for surgery performed without effective anaesthesia

There can be fewer more terrifying nightmares than the prospect of having surgery carried out without anaesthesia.

Jul
13

Increased compensation for accelerated death

Risks in relation to surgical procedures do increase with age.

Jul
18

Negligent reporting of x-ray led to miscarriages and invasive fertility treatment

The Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust breached its duty of care in failing to diagnose Mrs X's uterine abnormality during an hysterosalpingogram.

Jan
29

Near death following bowel perforation during routine hernia repair

A medical trust failed to carry out a hernia operation adequately causing damage to our client's bowel in two places, leaving her in excruciating pain, needing further surgery and leaving excessive scarring.

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