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Corries are one of the UK’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors. We have helped thousands of people recover over £200M as a result of medical negligence claims.

 

Leading Medical Negligence Solicitors

Corries Solicitors have a team of medical negligence solicitors dedicated to helping victims of all types of medical negligence; solicitors who will understand your situation and guide you sensitively through the claim process. We appreciate that medical negligence claims are distressing and emotive, but we assure you of care and total discretion at all times.

No one offers more than we do – a personal service – No Win No Fee

We are open and straightforward with clients. We get you the best compensation we can – No Win No Fee. We have helped thousands of people. We can help you, call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

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Brain Injuries can differ a lot in severity from temporary problems to life-changing catastrophic injuries as the cases below show. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury as a result of clinical negligence call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Brain Injuries

£1,800,000 Awarded - 47 year old man

Injuries suffered following a failure to diagnose and treat a subarachnoid haemorrhage which resulted in him suffering irreversible brain damage, leaving him with significant cognitive and non-cognitive deficits.

£3,000,000 Awarded - 19 year old man

Received for the brain injury he sustained due to a delay in diagnosing and treating an extradural haematoma. He developed global brain damage with left-sided weakness, neurocognitive damage and severe behavioural issues.

£6,000 Awarded - 21 year old woman

Received for the delay in diagnosing and treating her brain tumour between May 2004 and January 2005. She suffered symptoms including vomiting, hand tremors, headaches and a nystagmus without using steroids which would have controlled the symptoms.

£1,000,000 Awarded - 60 year old man

Suffered a ruptured spleen and subsequent brain injury in June 2004. He was left with permanent cognitive impairments which affected his ability to continue working as a QC and a part-time Recorder.

£3,933,312 Awarded - 30 year old man

Brain damage sustained after his meningitis went undiagnosed. The claimant's cognitive ability was severely impaired and he would require constant care and attention for the remainder of his life.

If you think you may have an Brain Injury claim call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Most of us trust doctors and other medical professionals to know what’s best for us and get operations right first time. But doctors are only human and from time to time they make mistakes and errors in judgement. And although most medical professionals do a sterling job in often difficult circumstances, we are finding a few who are less competent and skilled than they should be.

If you think this may have happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Surgical Errors

£17,500 Awarded - 31 year old man

Surgeon made an incision in the wrong wrist and cut into the forearm during surgery in August 2008. The claimant was scarred on his left forearm and subsequently suffered an adjustment disorder which was expected to significantly improve after three years if he underwent counselling.

£5,000 Awarded - 55 year old woman

Received after hospital staff operated on the wrong area of her foot in December 2010 and removed a mole rather than a melanoma. She had to undergo an additional procedure one week later for the melanoma to be removed but the delay did not affect her prognosis.

£50,000 Awarded - 51 year old woman

Suffered left-sided facial paralysis following an operation in August 2006. She experienced reduced hearing in her left ear and tinnitus and was unable to blink or close her left eye.

£650,000 Awarded - 35 year old man

Received for the severe back injuries sustained as a result of negligent surgery in September 1994. The claimant was unable to take up employment and was dependant upon his family for care.

£117,500 Awarded - 69year old man

For the bile duct injuries sustained during surgery in November 1995. The claimant suffered a psychological reaction to his condition, and also required further treatment for his injuries.

£200,000 Awarded - 58-year-old woman

Gall bladder surgery in November 1997. The claimant sustained severe abdominal injuries and she was unable to return her former employment. The claimant also required care and assistance in some aspects of her daily living.

If you have suffered from a surgical mistake call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Dental treatment is something we all have to go through. Despite our fear of dentists most of us attend regularly, probably every 6 - 12 months and expect that our teeth remain in a reasonable state. We trust our dentist to provide us with proper treatment , however we are fining that there are a few who are less competant and skilled than they should be . If you think something similar may have happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.



£15,000 Awarded - 23 year old woman For the negligent dental treatment received in September 2011. She experienced avoidable permanent damage to the inferior dental nerve, mental foramen and mental nerve. Additionally she would suffer permanently with paresthesia to the lower lip and chin.

£80,000 Awarded - 49 year old man

For the dental treatment between May and September 2009. He underwent the unnecessary removal of 12 dental amalgam restorations and 15 asymptomatic teeth. He suffered considerable pain and developed a dysfunctional temporomandibular joint as a result. The claimant would require dental implants and bridges in the future.

£9,000 Awarded - 44 year old man

Following the incorrect extraction of a healthy LL6 in August 2011. He would require an implant supported crown in the future as well as routine implant maintenance and replacement crowns.

£5,000 Awarded - 37-year-old woman

For dental treatment received in respect of fillings carried out to LR6 and UR6. The fillings were over-filled and were too high and decay had not properly been removed, resulting in pain and infection. As a result the claimant needed root canal treatment and there was the possibility of subsequent extraction.

£5,000 Awarded - 26 year old woman

For the loss of a tooth following the failure by the defendant to carry out appropriate dental treatment in October 2007. The defendant treated the wrong tooth when the claimant experienced pain after a filling, which led to the development of an abscess at the original tooth and thereafter the loss of the tooth and the need for a replacement implant.

If you have suffered from dental negligence call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Eye surgery problems? Laser eye surgery gone wrong?

Corries Solicitors are acting for a number of clients who have suffered as a result of laser eye surgery and other eye surgery issues. Our specialist eye surgery claims team...

Howard Bonnet
Howard Bonnet
Maria McMurray
Maria McMurray
Michelle jones
Michelle jones

Overview

Vision correction surgery is an increasingly common method used to correct long and short sightedness. It involves the use of a laser to change the shape of the cornea which is the transparent part of the eye which covers the iris and pupil. The surgery can be highly effective in leading to a reduced dependency on glasses. In most cases the surgery is carried out privately with the patient bearing the cost. Around 80,000 people in the uk have the operation every year.laser eye surgery gone wrong.

Laser Eye Surgery

Three main problems

1) No specialist qualifications

The first problem is that other than being a doctor no specialist qualification is required to carry out laser eye surgery. Clinics are private businesses, some clinics employ junior doctors from abroad on low salaries to carry out the procedure with no training whatsoever, either in the techniques required or use of the equipment.

2) Production line techniques

The second problem is 'production line techniques' at clinics. In many cases it is not the doctor who carries out the consultation, this is carried out by an unqualified person who is driven to get 'sales' rather than properly asses the suitability of patients for eye surgery. This has resulted in people who are patently unsuitable for eye surgery being 'sold' an operation. Doctors are then seeing patients for the first time on the day of the operation without proper knowledge of their medical history.

3) Glossy brochures / No warning of the risks

The third problem is that not all people are suitable for eye surgery. Some clinics are putting profit before the best interests of the patient.

Glossy brochures highlight all the benefits but none of the risks. If you are a long distance lorry driver or an airline pilot who relies on night sight, eye surgery might simply not be appropriate. If you rely heavily on your eyesight for your occupation, perhaps working with computers it may not be worth it as the consequences of losing your job are too serious. People simply are not being fully advised of the risks and side effects.

Symptoms

Laser eye surgery gone wrong

It should be noted that not all problems are the fault of the clinics but the following symptoms are an indication that laser eye surgery has gone wrong.

  • Partial or complete blindness
  • Ghost or double vision
  • Worse long or short sightedness
  • Corneal scarring
  • Dryness or streaming
  • Night vision problems

Corrective Surgery

If you have had corrective surgery it may be that your vision has been impaired by the first treatment. This is possibly an indication that something has gone wrong.

Legal position

If you feel that your eye surgery may have made your condition worse, we will be able to advise you whether you might have a case. Our solicitors have experience of dealing with laser eye surgery claims, or other eye surgery issues and will ensure the best outcome for you; whilst ensuring that standards and procedures are improved to prevent it happening to anyone else.

Examples

£500,000 Awarded - 43 year old man

Received for the severe vision impairment sustained during laser eye treatment between May and June 1998. The claimant was unable to drive or return to his employment, and required assistance from others in his day to day activities.

£12,000 Awarded - a 52 year old man

For the blurred vision and corneal scratching sustained during laser eye surgery in March 2007. He developed refractive error and, after further corrective procedures, corneal haze and scarring. He would need to continue wearing glasses and it was likely he would require cataract surgery within the next 10 years.

£13,000 Awarded - 49 year old woman

Received for the deterioration of her glaucoma as a result of a one-year delay in referral by the defendant in October 1998. As a result, the claimant developed a higher chance of losing her sight in both eyes in the future.

£9,000 Awarded - 56 year old man

Received for the injuries to his right eye following intra-ocular lens implant surgery. The claimant suffered from considerable pain after both operations and impaired vision for several months.

£350,000 Awarded - 17 year old male

Received for the damage to his eye following corrective surgery on a drooping eyelid. The claimant had been left unable to close his eye and eventually suffered a perforated cornea which rendered him effectively sightless.

If you think you have a Medical Negligence claim arising from Laser eye surgery gone wrong, call FREEPHONE 0800 988 7880.

Psychiatric claims are often the most complex. They usually involve psychiatric negligence in relation to treatment of the patient often with very serious consequences. The examples below give you some indication of the nature of these claims . If you think this may have happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£40,000 Awarded - 27 year old woman

Severe depression suffered as a result of the hospitals' negligence in admitting her to a psychiatric hospital. The defendants were under the false belief that the claimant was suffering from post-natal depression, although it was later discovered that she had suffered a stroke.

£17,200 Awarded - 32 year old man

In respect of additional time spent in psychiatric units. The claimant had suffered an acute relapse in his psychiatric condition following the discontinuance of medication on the basis of a misdiagnosis in his condition.

£450,000 Awarded - widower

Following the death of his long-term partner as a result of the defendant trust's failure to provide an appropriate standard of care for her in November 2008. She absconded from an acute psychiatric unit and took her own life, notwithstanding concerns that she posed a risk of self-harming or taking her own life.

£20,000 Awarded - man

Received in relation to the suicide of his son in June 2008, who had been seen by a variety of staff from each defendant after he presented at a hospital stating that he was depressed and wanted to commit suicide.

£105,000 Awarded - mother following the death of her daughter

While she was a patient at a hospital in July 2006. The deceased had suffered with serious mental health problems for some time and had taken her own life, despite concerns being raised by her mother in the days prior to her death.

If a hospital has failed to correctly treat a psychactric illness call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Recall

Corries Solicitors are currently acting for over 600 claimants who are suffering as a result of being fitted with a faulty metal on metal hip implant.

The NHS have now banned metal on metal hip implants from all hospitals. It has become clear that poor design of the metal joint has led to unacceptably high failure rates, in some cases as high as 43%. Surgeons across the world are reporting loosening of the joint, flaking metal particles and toxic metal ions leaking into the bloodstream.

Overview

Metal on metal implants were introduced as an alternative to ceramic implants. However around 2010, doctors across the world began to notice an exceptionally high failure rate. The numbers requiring revision surgery were rising and has continued to rise ever since.

As the metal joints rubbed together toxic metal particles were being released into the bloodstream. The high concentrations of metal ions was causing damage to tissue, muscle and bone. In some cases the joint was flaking and loosening causing pseudo tumours, inflammation and pain. As a result most manufacturers have recalled metal on metal hips. The MHRA (the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency) has issued safety alerts and patients are being advised to see there doctor and arrange an annual check-up.

Our Hip Replacement Experts

Mark Dawson David Reston
Our aim is to help those who through no fault of their own have been fitted with a faulty metal hip, to receive compensation for the considerable distress and pain they have had to endure

Symptoms

Symptoms are caused by the metal on metal hip replacement eroding and in some cases flaking, leaving a build up of debris inside the hip. This debris can cause serious permanent damage to muscles and bones.

  • Inflamation and pain
  • Loose hip cups
  • Clunking or grinding when walking
  • Pseudo tumors
  • Metal poisoning

Metal Poisoning

The metal on metal moving part can erode and flake and this can cause metallosis, a toxic condition where amounts of chromium and cobalt can be released into the blood stream. Patients have reported symptoms ranging from rashes to headaches, nausea to nerve damage. Often the symptoms can seem to be completely unrelated to the hip replacement but if left untreated can cause lasting damage and pain.

Contact your doctor

Patients who know they have a metal on metal hip replacement are advised to contact their doctor as soon as possible.

Revision surgery

In a large number of cases revision surgery has been recommended.

Legal Position

We are currently pursuing compensation claims for over 600 clients. Compensation claims include:-

  • Pain and suffering caused by the faulty ASR
  • Pain and suffering as a result of the revision surgery
  • Loss of earnings
  • Care and Assistance provided by family and friends
  • Travel expenses to attend medical appointments
  • Medical expenses

Register Now

If you think you might have had a metal hip replacement but are not currently suffering any symptoms please contact us to go on our register. This will help to protect your legal position should the hip fail in the future.

Prostate cancer is common in men with over 30,000 diagnosed each year. Most of these are successfully diagnosed and treated however sadly some patients suffer from some form of medical negligence such as:-

  • failing to recognise symptoms leading to a late diagnosis, resulting in a much poorer prognosis
  • misinterpretation of the test results leading to incorrect treatment and unnecessary pain and suffering
  • ignoring blood test or biopsy results leaving the patient in a much worse position
  • failure to carry out prostate examination or PSA blood test

At Corries we understand the effects on patients as the cancer worsens and we know victims and their families are hesitant to come forward. We can assure you we will provide you with a male solicitor who is an expert in cancer misdiagnosis and who will do everything to make the process as straightforward as possible.

For more information call FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£85,000 Awarded - 72 year old man

Received following a delay by a hospital in diagnosing malignant changes to his prostate after a blood test showed abnormal levels of prostate specific antigen. He developed widespread metastases and was expected to survive for between approximately two and three years. Out of court settlement.

£12,000 Awarded - 79 year old man

Hospital missed prostate cancer signs on test results, as a result this man had to endure chemotherapy which could have been avoided entirely

£35,000 Awarded – widow of deceased

Widow, received for the death of her husband following the failure to diagnose prostate cancer. The deceased suffered acute pain on the right hand side of his ribcage, sleepless nights, depression and weight loss during the five month delay in diagnosis.

£130,000 Awarded – man

Doctors failed to carry out appropriate assessment of prostate cancer , inappropriate surgery and treatment was given.

If you think you may have a Prostate Cancer claim call our team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Significant advances in medical technology over recent years have made it possible to treat and cure every type of cancer. However, all too often we are seeing that errors have been made and the consequences very serious as the examples below show. If this has happened to you or a member of your family we would urge you to get advice from our expert team call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£600,000 Awarded

Widower received for death of his wife following a failure to identify and treat her ovarian cancer.

£325,000 Awarded

Widower received for the death of his wife following the failure to diagnose renal cancer.

£115,000 Awarded - 37 year old woman

Failure by a hospital of the defendant trust to diagnose cancerous cells following two cervical smear tests. She suffered pain and distressing vaginal symptoms during the subsequent two-year delay in diagnosis of cervical adenocarcinoma, which led to a radical hysterectomy and psychiatric sequelae.

£20,000 Awarded - 63 year old man

For the 11 month delay in diagnosing an invasive carcinoma of the rectum following an incorrectly performed sigmoidoscopy. He subsequently underwent chemo-radiation treatment and suffered from the associated side effects, which would not have happened had the carcinoma been diagnosed earlier.

£37,000 Awarded - 47 year old woman

Following a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer between February and November 2009. She alleged that although her prognosis and life expectancy were not specifically affected by the delay, she underwent avoidable treatment, and suffered arm-related problems that would not have occurred had the condition been diagnosed earlier.

£30,000 Awarded - widow of the deceased

Received for the negligent delay in diagnosing and treating her husband's lung cancer. As a result, her husband suffered a worsening of his condition resulting in expedition of his symptoms and the shortening of his life expectancy by 12 months.

£120,000 Awarded - 42 year old woman

Received following a delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer between September 2007 and March 2008. Following her referral to a specialist she was diagnosed with the condition and treatment commenced 11 weeks later, in June 2008. She alleged that had she been referred at any time before mid-November 2007, and had she been treated within 11 weeks thereof, her tumour would have been grade Ib1.

£81,500 Awarded - a 56 year old woman

Received for a hospital's failure to diagnose cancer during a routine appendicectomy. If the cancer had been diagnosed at that time, the early tumour would have been removed and her life expectancy would have been unaffected.

If a hospital has failed to diagnose cancer in you or a loved one call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Time and again we talk to clients who have presented to their General Practitioner or local A&E department with some or all of these symptoms of appenticitus only to be told that they have food poisoning or a urinary infection. The result is often that the appendix ruptures with very serious consequences. If this has happened to you call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£60,000 Awarded - 35 year old woman

Doctors failed to correctly diagnose that she was suffering from appendicitis in September 2000 which resulted in her undergoing a hysterectomy. She was left infertile and suffered from depression.

£75,000 Awarded - 19 year old woman

Delay in diagnosis of appendicitis by the hospital of the defendant trust in December 2008. She suffered prolonged admission to hospital, had an emergency laparotomy to drain a pelvic abscess, sustained a nasal ulcer and was left with a weakened abdominal wall and the possibility of compromised fertility.

£47,500 Awarded - 64 year old woman

Failure to diagnose and treat a ruptured appendix in July 2009. As a result she suffered a perforation of the appendix, peritonitis, abscess formation with perforation of her large bowel requiring a laparotomy, appendicectomy and right hemi-colectomy with primary anastomosis.

£35,000 Awarded - 27 year old man

Received after a hospital failed, in December 2008, to correctly diagnose that he was suffering from appendicitis, which resulted in a ruptured appendix, unnecessary pain and suffering, and a prolonged recovery period.

If a hospital has failed to diagnose appendicitis in you or a loved one call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Most GP's and hospitals correctly identify meningitus at its early stages. However sometime mistakes are made and a failure to correctly identify meningitis can lead to a patient dying or suffering catastrophic consequences, such as brain damage, disability and an inability to work or lead a normal life . If this has happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£55,000 Awarded - 11 year old boy

Received after his GP failed to diagnose meningitis and refer him to hospital and when the hospital failed to investigate his condition in a timely manner following his admission. He suffered permanent profound sensorineural hearing loss in his right ear and permanent mild high frequency hearing loss in the other ear, which he attributed entirely to those medical failures.

£36,000 Awarded - The claimant parents

Received after their son died in November 2005 following a delay by a hospital in providing treatment for meningitis. They suffered a loss of earnings and sustained psychological injuries.

£18,000 Awarded - The deceased's estate

Received for her death at age 2 from meningitis as a result of a hospital's failure to diagnose the virus. The parents of the deceased also received £22,000 for their psychiatric injuries as secondary victims.

£46,500 Awarded - The claimants, a 39-year-old man and 38-year-old woman

Received following the death of their 10-month-old son as a result of an alleged delayed diagnosis of meningitis in August 2001. The claimants suffered psychological injury.

If a hospital has failed to diagnose meningitis in you or a loved one call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Misdiagnosis is an all too common complaint; victims tell us about how their health deteriorates over a number of years, with GPs telling them that all they need is better medication, only to find out that they were being treated for the wrong illness all along. If this has happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£352,957.68 Awarded - 32-year-old woman and her family

Were awarded for the unnecessary extensive surgery and resulting adjustment disorder, following the defendant's misdiagnosis of cancer suffered by the first claimant. She underwent eight surgical operations between 1999 and 2001 as a result of the misdiagnosis, leaving her with a sense of mutilation and a profoundly altered body image.

£92,000 Awarded - 67 year old woman

Received after it was alleged that a hospital had negligently misdiagnosed and treated a ruptured calf muscle as deep vein thrombosis in February 2005. She suffered compartment syndrome, underwent surgery and sustained nerve damage and permanent scarring and her mobility was limited.

£345,222 Awarded - 63 year old woman

For the unnecessary extensive surgery she underwent and resulting depression and anxiety, following the defendant's misdiagnosis of cancer. The claimant underwent 13 surgical operations as a result of the misdiagnosis between 1986 and 1999. The claimant was left with a sense of mutilation and her body image was altered profoundly. The claimant suffered from depression and had a very low sense of self-esteem. The claimant had retired from work prematurely under the belief that her condition was terminal.

£200,000 Awarded

Widow received total damages following the death of her husband, owing to the alleged negligence of the defendant hospital in misdiagnosing the deceased's condition. Although the deceased was unemployed at the time of his death, he had hoped to gain further work and was said to have had good contacts in the building industry. He left a dependant wife and four children.

£850,000 Awarded - 27 year old man

Hospitals failure to diagnose that he was suffering from viral encephalitis, after suffering a fall at work. He endured severe psychiatric damage, experiencing incontinence, epilepsy and disinhibition. It was submitted that the plaintiff would require permanent care in a residential home.

£20,000 Awarded - 31 year old man

Failure correctly to diagnose and treat his scaphoid fracture in October 2007. He later had to undergo percutaneous screw fixation and bone grafting surgery.

£27,000 Awarded - 22 year old woman

Following an alleged failure to diagnose and treat her temporomandibular joint disorder between July 2008 and February 2009. As a result she suffered prolonged pain and suffering and had to seek private treatment elsewhere. She will have to wear a night retainer for life.

If you think you or a loved one have suffered from a wrong diagnosis call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Delays in diagnosis are among our most common claims we see. These range from failure to diagnose long-term chronic conditions, to the misdiagnosis of acute conditions. As a patient with little or no medical expertise, it can be hard to seek a different diagnosis or a second opinion. If this has happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£235,000 Awarded - 49 year old woman

Delay in diagnosing and treating cell carcinoma of the cervix between April 2005 and December 2006. She underwent treatment but the following year suffered a recurrence of the carcinoma and a metastatic nodule in her lung.

£6,000 Awarded - 21 year old woman

Delay in diagnosing and treating her brain tumour. She suffered symptoms including vomiting, hand tremors, headaches and a nystagmus without using steroids which would have controlled the symptoms.

£12,500 Awarded - 24 year old man

Negligent delay in diagnosing and treating an acoustic neuroma. By the date of diagnosis the tumour had developed and could not be wholly removed and, following surgery, part of his brain was left unprotected by his skull.

£75,000 Awarded - 19 year old woman

Delay in diagnosis of appendicitis by the hospital of the defendant trust. She suffered prolonged admission to hospital, had an emergency laparotomy to drain a pelvic abscess, sustained a nasal ulcer and was left with a weakened abdominal wall and the possibility of compromised fertility.

£5,500 Awarded - 46 year old man

Hospital's two-day delay in diagnosing and treating a pulmonary embolism. He experienced severe and acute pain and discomfort and continued to experience shortness of breath on minimal exertion.

£15,000 Awarded - 32 year old woman

Hospital's failure to carry out an x-ray to her non-dominant little finger after she trapped it in a gate. An x-ray taken 13 days later showed that the finger was broken and dislocated. Surgery to repair the finger was unsuccessful and it was permanently deformed.

£47,500 Awarded - 64 year old woman

Following failure to diagnose and treat a ruptured appendix. As a result she suffered a perforation of the appendix, peritonitis, abscess formation with perforation of her large bowel requiring a laparotomy, appendicectomy and right hemi-colectomy with primary anastomosis. She continued to suffer from frequency of bowel movement, although this was controlled with medication.

£5,500 Awarded - 46 year old man

Received following a hospital's two-day delay in diagnosing and treating a pulmonary embolism. He experienced severe and acute pain and discomfort and continued to experience shortness of breath on minimal exertion.

£550,000 Awarded - 18 year old woman

Received after she repeatedly complained of pain around her knee and a hospital failed to promptly diagnose an osteosarcoma. She required an above-knee amputation, which might have been avoided with prompt investigations and treatment.

£75,000 Awarded - 19 year old woman

Delay in diagnosis of appendicitis by the hospital of the defendant trust in December 2008. She suffered prolonged admission to hospital, had an emergency laparotomy to drain a pelvic abscess, sustained a nasal ulcer and was left with a weakened abdominal wall and the possibility of compromised fertility.

£100,000 Awarded

Widower after his wife died following a delay in diagnosis of a subarachnoid haemorrhage in March 2008.

If you think you or a loved one have suffered from a delay in diagnosing call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

Dispensing errors unfortunately regularly occur throughout the health system, ranging from errors within hospitals, GP practices and Care Homes to those which take place at pharmacies across the country. It is important that care and attention is paid when prescribing and dispensing medication. It is sometimes the case that the errors are picked up by the patient themselves or by another doctor. Sometimes, the errors are not picked up for a prolonged period, often leading to physical injury and chronic overdose. If this has happened to you or a loved one call us today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

£4,000 Awarded - 52 year old man

Received after the defendant incorrectly dispensed Nifedipine instead of Nicorandil in February 2011. Side effects included hypotension, increased chest pain and dizziness. The symptoms completely resolved within seven days of the error being noted.

£175,000 Awarded - 51 year old man

Received after medical staff prescribed inappropriate medication, which was believed to have caused a peripheral neuropathy, and subsequently misdiagnosed his condition as leukaemia. He suffered permanent physical symptoms including pain, a weakness of flexion in his limbs and an abnormal gait, and he also experienced psychological injuries.

£51,200 Awarded - 34 year old woman

Received for the leg injury she sustained following an epileptic seizure due to a dispensing error giving her the wrong medication in December 2003. The claimant suffered a fracture of the left proximal tibia resulting in continuing mobility problems and a shortening of her leg.

£1,250 Awarded - 25 year old man

Received in December 2009, whilst a prison inmate, he was given another prisoner's medication. For 72 hours he suffered vomiting, hallucinations, diarrhoea and severe stomach pains.

If you think you have suffered from having been incorrectly dispensed call our expert team today FREEPHONE 0800 988 3469.

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Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

 

£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

 

£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”

 

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