Case Studies

Accident and Emergency

W v- Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust Claimant in her 80’s suffered discomfort and reduced mobility as a result of a negligent hip replacement operation. Damages: £35,000

V (a minor) –v- Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust – Failure to diagnose fracture to the wrist. Damages: £12,000

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Accidents Leading to Patient’s Death

B -v- Drs Carter and Skinner Over prescription of Warfarin resulting in the Claimant’s death. Case settled following the Inquest where the Coroner made a recommendation to the Defendants to change their working practices (one of the first cases, if not the first, to apply the House of Lords Judgement in the case of Middleton). Damages £15,000

P -v- Dr Huq General practitioner failed to advise patient of test result confirming skin cancer for two years which resulted in the patient’s death. Damages £158,000.

E -v- Whipps Cross Hospital Failure to diagnose and treat cervical cancer leading to patient’s death. Damages £100,000.

R -v- St Mary’s Hospital Post operative complications involving intubation resulting in the death of the patient. Damages £35,000.

D -v- High Wycombe Hospital A fatal case involving failure to diagnose an embolus. There were difficulties in establishing what difference would have been made by an earlier diagnosis. Settled just prior to trial date, involving an infant settlement approval hearing. Damages £130,000.

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Birth Defect

J -v- Barnett & Chase Farm NHS Trust Mistakes made in the delivery of a new born baby who was subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
Damages £2 million

P -v- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Failed to diagnose foetal abnormality. If the claimant had been advised of diagnosis pregnancy would have been terminated. Child born disabled. Damages £325,000.

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Brain Damage

G –v- Myers Ebner and Deaner, a firm Negligent medical treatment led to loss of large part of bowel. Further negligence occurred in that the hospital failed to realise that the patient was unable to digest drugs essential to control epilepsy and this resulted in the patient suffering brain damage. Professional negligence action as a result of Defendant’s negligence claim being struck out. Damages: £750,000

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Cancer

P- v- Dr Huq General practitioner failed to advise patient of test result confirming skin cancer for two years this resulted in death of patent. Damages £158,000.

E -v- Whipps Cross Hospital Fatal case. Failure to diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Damages £100,000.

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Child Cases/Paediatric (including Cerebral Palsy)

J -v- Barnett & Chase Farm NHS Trust Mistakes made in the delivery of a new born baby who was subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Damages £2 million

C -v- Dr Sarkar and Dr Gomes GP’s failure to disgnose renal failure. Case settled just before trial. Damages £200,000

M –v- Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Transplant of infected cornea resulting in a loss of one eye. Damages £150,000

J –v- St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust Negligent treatment during the course of the Claimant’s birth resulting in the Claimant sustaining brachial plexus (Erbs Palsy) resulting in injury to the shoulder/arm. Damages £100,000

M –v- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Negligently used forceps resulting in the infant Claimant suffering facial scarring. Damages £23,000

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Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis

A -v- National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust Failure to diagnose spinal injury in cyclist injured in a traffic accident. Settled just before trail. Damages £1.5 million

C -v- Royal Free Hospital Failure to diagnose spinal injury resulting in greater disability. Settled just before trial. Damages £1.4 million

C -v- South London & Maudlsey NHS Trust, Bromley Hospital NHS Trust & Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Failure to diagnose and treat a burst fracture of the spine. Settled just before trial. Damages £600,000

C -v- The London Hospital Failure to diagnose spinal injury following a road traffic accident. Complex causation issues in relation to causes of disability were resolved at the court door. Damages £550,000.

A -v- Northwick Park Hospital Failure to diagnose ruptured spleen. Injuries included hemiplegia (Full or partial paralysis of one side of the body due to disease, trauma or stroke) and other serious abdominal problems. Damages £500,000

P -v- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Failed to diagnose foetal abnormality, cloacal exstrophy, which occurs one in every 400,000 live births. If the claimant had been advised of diagnosis the pregnancy would have been terminated. Child born disabled. Following a successful three day trial £325,000 damages awarded.

B -v- University Hospitals Coventry NHS Trust Failure to diagnose and treat arterial injury in leg within the window of opportunity resulting in above knee amputation. Damages £300,000. No Win No Fee Case.

P -v- Dr Huq General practitioner failed to advise patient of test result confirming skin cancer for two years this resulted in death of patent. Damages £158,000.

D -v- High Wycombe Hospital A fatal case involving failure to diagnose an embolus There were difficulties in establishing what difference would have been made by earlier diagnosis. Settled just prior to trial date, involving an infant settlement approval hearing. Damages £130,000.

E -v- Whipps Cross Hospital Fatal case. Failure to diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Damages £100,000.

W -v- Western Sussex Primary Health Care NHS Trust Failure to diagnose shoulder infection following surgery. Claimant left with limited use of shoulder, settled a few days prior to trial. Damages £60,000.

S -v- Lister Hospital Routine surgery followed by failure to diagnose bowel passing through hernia in the diaphragm resulting in colostomy and reversal. Damages £50,000.

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GP Negligence

C -v- Dr Sarkar and Dr Gomes GP’s failure to disgnose renal failure. Case settled just before trial. Damages £200,000

P- v- Dr Huq General practitioner failed to advise patient of test result confirming skin cancer for two years this resulted in death of patent. Damages £158,000.

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Mistakes Administering Drugs

B -v- Drs Carter and Skinner Over prescription of Warfarin resulting in the Claimant’s death. Case settled following the Inquest where the Coroner made a recommendation to the Defendants to change their working practices (one of the first cases, if not the first, to apply the House of Lords Judgement in the case of Middleton). Damages £15,000

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Negligent Surgery

L -v- Camarthenshire NHS Trust Knee replacement surgery carried out incorrrectly leading to serious discomfort and reduced mobility. Damages £625,000

P -v- Dr Donald Campbell This case involved unnecessary and negligent spinal surgery, settled just prior to trial in the sum of £500,000.

S -v- Lister Hospital Complications following shoulder replacement surgery. Damages £50,000

V -v- Mr Ravikumar Negligent bowel surgery, perforation of bowel, resulting in death of patient. Damages £40,000. No Win No Fee case.

R -v- St Mary’s Hospital Post operative complications involving intubation resulting in the death of a patient. Damages £35,000.

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Obstetric Negligence

J -v- Barnett & Chase Farm NHS Trust Mistakes made in the delivery of a new born baby who was subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Damages £2 million

G -v- Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Trust Negligent termination of pregnancy, claimant subsequently miscarried. Psychological trauma. Damages £12,500.

J –v- St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust Negligent treatment during the course of the child’s birth leading to brachial plexus (Erbs Palsy) resulting in injury to the shoulder/arm. Damages: £100,000

M –v- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Negligently used forceps resulting in the infant patient suffering facial scarring. Damages: £23,000

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Orthopaedic Negligence

E -v- Whittington Hospital Orthopaedic negligence follwing a fall resulting in hip replacement. Damages £65,000

M -v- Kingston Hospital Orthopaedic negligence when the claimant was 9 years old following a road traffic accident. The case had been neglected by a firm of solicitors until taken over by Pattinson & Brewer. The case settled when the claimant was 21 years old, some 12 years after the injury. Total damages £36,000

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Psychological Trauma

H -v- Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust Claimant given injection with used / dirty needle. Psychological trauma. Damages £25,000.

G -v- Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Trust Negligent termination of pregnancy, claimant subsequently miscarried. Psychological trauma. Damages £12,500.

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Wrongful Amputation

M –v- Dr A Malik Negligent medical treatment resulting in wrongful amputation of big toe. Damages: £18,500

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Various

P v NWPT Failure to diagnose nerve injury after fall. Damages £28,000

A v NPT Failure to diagnose spleen injury. Damages £500,000

W v WCNHST Failure to treat hammer toe correctly leading to further surgery and amputation. Damages £15,000

K v NHST Retained swabs following birth of baby. Damages: £35,000

G v QEH Injury to accessory nerve during surgery to biopsy a lymph node. Damages £32,000

N v MEHT Failure to treat prostate cancer appropriately following diagnosis. Damages £30,000

F v SAMHT Death in psychiatric care. Failure to diagnose DVT and treat. Damages: £50,000

F v WCH Negligent hip surgery leading to unnecessary operation.Damages £50,000 

B v JS Negligent spinal surgery leading to nerve injury. Damages £380,000

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Contact Linda Levison on 020 7653 3230or by email at llevison@pattinsonbrewer.co.uk