Head injury

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust This was an extremely complex case on behalf of a young man who suffered multiple injuries, including serious head injury, in a road traffic accident. He was admitted firstly to hospital and then to a rehabilitation centre where it was alleged that, due to poor physiotherapy and management […]

Delay in diagnosing brain tumour

GPs and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust This was a complex clinical negligence claim in which the Claimant sought damages from her former GPs and from the Hospital in relation to alleged delays in referring her to hospital with signs and symptoms which were eventually diagnosed as a brain tumour. The Claimant’s allegations spanned […]

Retinopathy of prematurity

Manchester Strategic Health Authority In this case we represented a girl who was 14 years old at settlement. She was a premature twin who has cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and retinopathy of prematurity, a serious eye condition which can affect premature babies and render them blind, as was the case here. Some records and evidence […]

GP failure to diagnose meningitis

This was an extremely complex and challenging case. The circumstances were that at 18 months old our client contracted meningitis. As a result of a delay in referral to hospital by his GP he suffered hearing loss, a significant speech and language disorder and a range of cognitive impairments most significantly causing memory problems. The […]

Cerebral Palsy

Re A This was a cerebral palsy claim brought on behalf of a young man who was aged 16 years at the date of final settlement. Our client had a mild dyskinetic cerebral palsy which it was alleged had been caused by a 7-minute delay in delivery. He was fully and independently mobile and was […]

Negligent use of IVC filter

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Claimant, who had a history of hyper-coagulation syndrome to include PE’s and DVT’s, developed breast cancer and required a lumpectomy. An IVC filter was advised and placed prior to the lumpectomy to protect the Claimant against injury from clots because her anticoagulants had to be stopped for the […]

Failure to diagnose spinal infection

Countess of Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust We inherited this claim from a non-specialist solicitor. It had been investigated as an alleged failure by the Claimant’s GP to refer him to hospital in relation to vertebral osteomyelitis, which eventually caused him to need radical spinal surgery and which left him with severe mobility problems and […]

Bowel perforation arising from caesarean section

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust This was a case brought on behalf of a young woman who was aged 22 years old at the date of injury. Our client had a very difficult delivery of her first born child. There were serious issues concerning labour and delivery which was by way of caesarean section […]

Negligent management of Crohn’s disease

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust This claim arose out of a delay in performance of a hemi-colectomy (removal of a segment of bowel) in a man with Crohn’s Disease, such that his bowel perforated, he developed sepsis and subsequently a number of different fistulae (connections between the bowel and other organs or tissues) […]

Delayed diagnosis of cancer

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust This claim was brought on behalf of a male with a delayed diagnosis of cancer of the rectum. The case involved allegations that there were several missed opportunities to diagnose the disease. Our client required radical surgery, which would not have been needed with earlier diagnosis but had made […]