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English law and the value of life: the limits of the statutory bereavement award

The loss of a loved one is extremely sad for everyone involved. But where the death was the result of medical negligence and therefore avoidable, the effect on those close...

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Case Studies

Case study: failure in care provided by psychiatric unit

Our client’s husband had a history of anxiety and Bipolar Disorder type 2. He left his psychiatric facility without an escort, against the advice of the treating Psychiatrist. He later...

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Weighing the cost: why the human cost of clinical negligence is more important than the bill

In an article published today by the BBC about NHS compensation fees, it is suggested that NHS England “faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of...

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Case study: £40,000 settlement for delay in treatment for heart failure

Our clients got in touch with us following the sudden death of their father due to a hospital’s mismanagement of his illness. Our clients’ father had a chest X-ray which...

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Case study: failure to spot pregnancy in young mother with brain tumour

We acted on behalf of a young mother who had an inoperable, terminal brain tumour which she was undergoing treatment for. She had told the hospital doctors who were treating...

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Case study: cardiac arrest after ‘low risk’ diagnosis

We acted on behalf of a 32 year-old woman who had a history of myocardial infarction. She awoke with chest pain and, given her pregnancy and history of heart problems,...

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Case study: disability after spinal surgery errors

Our medical negligence solicitors issued a claim for compensation on behalf of a lady who was left disabled due to errors made during spinal surgery. Surgery for spinal cord condition...

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Case study: breach of duty leads to cerebral palsy

Our medical negligence team acted on behalf of a mother and baby on their cerebral palsy compensation claim. The baby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a breach of duty...

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Case study: delayed diagnosis of haemochromatosis led to liver cancer

Our medical negligence team acted on a fatal case involving the delayed diagnosis of haemochromatosis leading to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Mr A initiated the claim, however,...

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A&E department failures now the biggest source of Medical Negligence claims

According to a 41-page NHS strategy document, delays, misdiagnosis and poor treatment in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are now the main source of NHS negligence claims, overtaking orthopaedic surgery...

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Report identifies failings in maternity care standards at Cwm Taf hospitals

This morning, 30th April 2019, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) published a report into the standard of care provided by the maternity services of Cwm Taf University...

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Fiona Dabell shortlisted for AvMA Rising Star Award

We’re delighted to announce that solicitor Fiona Dabell has been shortlisted for the inaugural Action Against Medical Accidents Rising Star Award. Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is a national charity...

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