Medical negligence partner recovered £500,000 on behalf of a client from Newcastle following a delay in treating an infection. Our client fractured his leg and underwent surgery to repair the fracture. Following the surgery there were signs that he had an infection in the wound. This was not acted upon quickly enough and our client ultimately underwent a vast number of operations to try and eradicate the infection, which culminated in a full hip replacement. His mobility was permanently affected and he could not walk without a stick. He was unable to return to work.
Case study 1
£425,000 was recovered on behalf of a client who was misdiagnosed as having endocarditis, a heart condition, which can be successfully treated. As a result of the medical misdiagnosis the elderly patient suffered two strokes, and despite making a good recovery still suffers impairment and requires daily care.
Case study 2
Our specialist medical misdiagnosis solicitors recovered £600,000 for a patient who was misdiagnosed as having a perianal abscess. The misdiagnosis meant that treatment was delayed by 4 days, resulting in further complications and incontinence. The settlement took into account that the client is no longer able to pursue a lucrative career path.
Case study 3
We recently recovered £350,000 for the family of a man who died following a heart attack. The man was suffering from chest pains which led his wife to contact paramedics. The paramedic failed to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and transfer the patient to hospital. Approximately 30 minutes after the paramedic left the family lost their father to a heart attack.
Case study 4