FAILURE IN PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – FIVE FIGURE AWARD
Successful claim against a GP practice who failed to implement an adequate prescription management system, which led to the death of a patient. Five figure damages award secured for the deceased’s children.
FATALITY – SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGES
Successfully brought a claim for a husband and dependents in respect of the death of his late wife who developed a DVT which led to a pulmonary embolus causing her death after she had been admitted to hospital in London when the baby she was expecting died in her womb. It was alleged that appropriate steps had not been taken to prevent a DVT. This claim was settled for very substantial damages including damages for secondary psychiatric victims namely the Deceased’s mother and her husband.
CLAIM SETTLED FOR HUSBAND OF A 41 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO FELL IN HOSPITAL
We settled a claim for the husband of a 41 year old woman who was left to fall on to her face in hospital despite being admitted for a head injury where the hospital Trust admitted serious failings in her care including failure to perform a CT head scan and delays in intubating and ventilating the deceased in order to facilitate the necessary imaging, secure her airway and reduce her intracranial pressure.
FATALITY – £50,000
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled fatal claim for £50,000 where there was a failure to provide one-to-one nursing supervision to an elderly gentleman who was assessed as being at a high risk of falls. As a consequence, he fell whilst unsupervised, and trying to get to a toilet and suffered an extradural haematoma and died a week later. Unfortunately there was a failure to inform his family that he had been put on to the Liverpool Care Pathway and to properly explain it to them and as such his family were not present when he died.
NEGLIGENTLY ADMINISTERED SEDATION CAUSING DEATH – £65,000
We settled a claim on behalf of the Estate and dependents of a young girl with an alcohol dependency. The Hospital Trust failed to adequately treat her alcohol withdrawal and negligently administered huge levels of sedation which eventually led to a cardiac arrest and death.
NEGLIGENT WITHDRAWAL OF WARFARIN MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH – £24,000.00
We settled a case on behalf of the estate of a lady who had sadly died after she was told by the hospital to stop taking the anticoagulant Warfarin. She had been on Warfarin for 4 years due to suffering from pulmonary embolism and congestive cardiac failure and had originally been told she would need to take the drug for life. The decision to stop the Warfarin has been shown to be negligent. Unfortunately, one month after stopping the drug she developed a large pulmonary embolism and died.
FATALITY – A & E NEGLIGENCE
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a case where a young man had suffered a head injury. The severity of the injury was not appreciated and unfortunately the care he received in the A & E department was inadequate. Unfortunately the symptoms he was displaying were wrongly considered to be as a result of alcohol consumption. This young man sadly died.
FATALITY CAUSED BY GP NEGLIGENCE – £27,500
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a case on behalf of the Estate of the Deceased for £27,500 where the GP failed to advise the hospital of the deceased’s allergy to Penicillin. During a routine operation the deceased was given Penicillin and suffered anaphylactic shock and very tragically died. We also represented the family at the Inquest.
FATALITY CAUSED BY A&E NEGLIGENCE – FIVE FIGURE SETTLEMENT
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team secured a five figure settlement for a gentleman who tragically lost his wife as a result of negligent delay in A&E.
FATALITY CAUSED BY PAINKILLER OVERDOSE – FIVE FIGURE SETTLEMENT
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team negotiated a five-figure settlement on behalf of a family whose elderly father was given ten times the prescribed dosage of Fentanyl, a potent painkiller, which caused his death.
FATALITY – DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER
We secured damages for a gentleman who sadly lost his wife as a result of delayed diagnosis and treatment of metastatic leiomyosarcoma (soft tissue cancer).
DELAY IN EMERGENCY SURGERY – £30,000
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team secured £30,000 for the family of a young boy who died. He was admitted to Hospital with a suspected blocked shunt. Emergency surgery to remove and replace the shunt was delayed and he became unresponsive. As a consequence he suffered a brain injury, surviving for 3 and a half months in hospital before sadly passing away.
FATALITY – DELAY IN TREATMENT FOR RENAL FAILURE – £42,500
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a fatal case for £42,500 where a 72 year old man died prematurely as a result of delayed treatment of renal failure.
FATALITY – DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – £37,500
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a case for damages where there was a delay in investigating, diagnosing and treating the herpes simplex encephalitis and as a result the deceased died. Had she received timely treatment she would have survived. We settled the case for £37,500.
DEATH OF PATIENT FROM HEART PROBLEMS CONTRIBUTED TO BY MRSA – £64,000
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a case for the widow of the patient who died, being awarded £64,000 relating to his death from heart problems caused or contributed to by MRSA contracted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The award also included damages for our client relating to psychiatric injury she sustained as a result of the negligent delay in urgent treatment needed by her husband which could have saved his life.
DEATH OF PATIENT FROM MRSA – FIVE FIGURE SETTLEMENT
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a claim for substantial damages in five figures relating to the death of our client’s husband who had contacted MRSA in hospital which affected his heart leading to his death. The damages also included a sum for the psychological injury to our client resulting from the failure to provide urgent medical attention to her husband which she knew was his only real chance of survival. The Defence had also tried to argue that the legal action was too late and the claim should not be allowed to proceed.
FATALITY – £50,000
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team successfully pursued a claim by the mother relating to the death of her 17 year old daughter from a chest infection after she had been sent home by the local A&E Department. The case was settled for damages of approximately £50,000 close to the trial date. It involved, also, a claim by the mother for psychiatric injury caused by her witnessing her daughter’s death and, unusually, a dependency claim based on state benefits.
The case had been previously investigated by the Health Care Commission who had found that the treatment provided was such that it could not be criticised.
FATALITY OF CHILD – £55,000
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a case relating to the very tragic death of a one year old boy who died from meningitis. The claim was pursued on behalf of his parents and damages were awarded, after proceedings, of approximately £55,000. The case included a claim by the child’s parents for damages for psychiatric injury arising out of witnessing their son’s death. We represented the family at the Inquest.
FATALITY CAUSED BY FAILURE TO TREAT AN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM – £45,500
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team successfully pursued a claim by the widow of a man who tragically died as a result of the hospital’s failure to treat his abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).