Home - Clinical Negligence Advice Helpline

Suffered through medical negligence? Free information and guidance.

misdiagnosis
delayed-treatment
sent-home
birth-problems
wrong-drugs
operation-gone-wrong

Case Studies

Mr. X is misdiagnosed at local Hospital receives £475,000

Mr. X developed a throbbing headache and muffled hearing. Over the course of the next few days his symptoms worsened. He attended the out of hours GP clinic at his local Hospital and was seen by the Doctor who diagnosed him with otitis media and prescribed antibiotics. The following morning Mr.X fell unconscious. He was taken to Hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.

Mr T claims £825,000 for delay in treatment

Mr.T began suffering pain in his back and shoulder and went to Hospital. His condition worsened over the course of the next 48 hrs to the extent that he had no feeling or sensation from the waist downwards. One of our panel was instructed to make a claim for compensation on the basis that the MRI scan should have been undertaken earlier.

Mrs H claims £175,000 for failure to provide appropriate care

One of our panel was instructed to pursue a claim against a Primary Care Trust for failing to provide appropriate mental health care to Mrs H Husband.

Mr A claims £500,000 against GP for failing to diagnose

Mr A called his GP out to him home address on numerous occasions complaining of acute severe lower back pain. He had numbness in both legs and difficulty going to the toilet. The GP indicated he would arrange for an MRI scan. A few days later he was so concerned that his GP was failing to act promptly; he called an ambulance and was taken to hospital. An urgent MRI scan revealed that urgent surgery needed to be performed but the client was left with permanent nerve damage.

Mrs C awarded £30,000 for operation that went wrong

Mrs C underwent surgery for the removal of her gallbladder. During the procedure the she suffered an inadvertent injury to her gallbladder causing a bile leak. She had to be readmitted to hospital where an abdominal ultrasound confirmed she was suffering from a biliary leak. She underwent further surgery to allow the bile to flow. This subsequently had to be repeated on a further three occasions.

Clinical Negligence Advice Helpline

Every day in the United Kingdom over 600,000 people will see a doctor and over 1,500 babies are delivered.

Recent department of health figures show that there are over 750,000 medical injuries and diagnosis problems every year, and sadly, with continuing cut backs in the NHS, the number is growing.

Have you fallen victim to any of the following?

Misdiagnosis: This is a medical error when inaccurate or incomplete information is given to a patient. This often results in greater problems later on as infection or other ailments can arise.

Delays: The NHS waiting list is a familiar note for many of us. A delay in treatment can often lead to more harm for something that was simple to begin with.

Sent Home: A&E send a patient home, telling them that there is nothing wrong only to find that the symptom worsens and a second opinion reveals a medical diagnoses.

Birth Problems: One of the most serious situation is in child birth and the child contracts Cerebral Palsy, which leaves the child brain damaged for life

Wrong Drugs: Sometimes patients can be prescribed the wrong drugs for their symptoms. These drugs can do more harm than good.

Other Problems include:

Most cases of clinical negligence are concerned with doctors and surgeons, but the same principles apply for dentists, midwives, physiotherapists and nurses.