Case Studies

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome – a life changing spinal injury February 4, 2020 Posted in: Case studies - Miss D developed some low back pain which was travelling into her legs in September 2011.  Her GP rightly referred her to Physiotherapy via the local hospital Trust and when her symptoms worsened he made a second referral in October 2011 to the Orthopaedic Spinal Service.  Miss D was seen by a Nurse Practitioner in… Continue Reading
  • “Flesh-eating disease” once again caused by failings in treatment January 3, 2020 Posted in: Case studies - JS, a 70 year old lady, was admitted to hospital in the summer of 2016 with shingles.  She was suspected to also have a bacterial infection and was prescribed antibiotics.  Unfortunately, these were stopped when she was discharged 2 days later. She was very unwell following her discharge and her GP arranged for her to… Continue Reading
  • Delay in Diagnosing Brain Haemorrhage – £80,000 settlement November 1, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - Sheila was in her early 40’s when she went to hospital after a series of very painful headaches.  What she actually had suffered was a brain hemorrhage.  Tests were carried out and after a few days she was sent home.  She should have been kept in for more extensive tests and these would have revealed… Continue Reading
  • Six year battle in claim for young mother’s death October 1, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - Mrs C was diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting auto immune disease affecting her lungs.  Due to the nature of her illness, she was managed between her  local hospital and a national centre for lung diseases in London.  In 2009 she gave birth to her first child, a son, and in 2012 she became pregnant again.  … Continue Reading
  • Hospital’s failure to treat infection resulted in “flesh-eating disease” August 1, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - H underwent a caesarean section to deliver her first baby.  Whilst in hospital afterwards, she felt very unwell, with a raised temperature, feeling hot and cold, shivery and had an increased heart rate.  She also suffered from a lot of pain in the caesarean section wound.  Her blood test results were abnormal indicating she had… Continue Reading
  • A head injury after fainting July 9, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - Simon was in his mid 20’s when he dislocated his finger.  He went to the Accident and Emergency Department of his local hospital.  He was seen by a nurse who successfully put his finger back into joint by manipulating it.  However, whilst she was doing this Simon fainted and fell to the floor, hitting his… Continue Reading
  • Bicep injury attracts compensation of over £60,000 June 3, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - In addition to his usual daily employment, Mr B worked as a bouncer a few evenings a week to supplement his income and support his large family.  It was on one of these evenings that he felt something snap in his left upper arm which immediately felt painful and weak.  The following day, his arm… Continue Reading
  • Delay in diagnosis of ruptured oesophagus May 1, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - In December 2015, Mr H underwent surgery to his left hand.  Afterwards, he vomited as a result of the anaesthetic he had been given, experienced a lot of pain and then began to vomit blood.  He was given an anti-emetic (to stop him being sick) and pain relief. Over the next few days his condition… Continue Reading
  • Amputation of the arm March 1, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - Bill is a charming 78 year old retired seaman.  He fell at home and dislocated his left shoulder.  He went to hospital but didn’t receive the proper treatment.  The doctors failed to diagnose what is known as a false aneurysm.  This is where blood is left and then clots in an area where it shouldn’t… Continue Reading
  • Coronary disease misdiagnosed as tennis elbow February 6, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - During the Christmas holidays Mrs A developed pain going down her left arm and pain from her right ear travelling down into her jaw, neck and top of her chest.  The pains would come and go in waves and would wake her from her sleep so when things did not resolve after a few days… Continue Reading
  • Court allows patient to seek further compensation should she develop progressive lung condition January 11, 2019 Posted in: Case studies - LH suffers from asthma.  In 2006, when she was 13 during a PE lesson at school, she used her inhaler which had been in her pocket along with 2 earrings.  She felt a sharp scratch in her throat and began to cough badly.  She then discovered one of her earrings was missing and assumed she… Continue Reading
  • Failure to prevent MRSA results in Amputation December 7, 2018 Posted in: Case studies - Mrs K slipped on ice injuring her left knee.   At hospital she was told she needed surgery to repair her patella tendon was required. Unfortunately the hospital failed to follow their own infection control procedures and did not properly decolonise her.  This means they did not clean the relevant areas where she may have been… Continue Reading

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