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Medical Negligence Case Studies

We know that having the right solicitor to help you during this difficult time is vital and you want to know you have an expert handling your medical negligence case.

Selected below are just some of the clients we have assisted in bringing a compensation claim following a medical mistake:

"Young man almost dies due to botched keyhole surgery to cure his acid reflux’’

After a long legal battle, Mr Peto has won a six figure settlement award against the surgeon who very nearly killed him while performing routine keyhole surgery to cure his acid reflux.

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Routine Back Operation Goes Wrong

Simpson Millar’s Specialist Medical Negligence Lawyer, Peter Stefanovic, has assisted a 34 year old man left seriously disabled by a hospital’s negligence to recover compensation of £375,000.00. The claimant was admitted to hospital for what should have been a routine operation on his back. Post operatively the claimant developed Discitis (an infection in the intervertebral disc space) which despite signs and symptoms went undiagnosed and untreated by the hospital over a period of 5 months and over which time the claimant suffered destructive damage to his spine.

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£1.1 Million awarded for Delay in Diagnosis

A woman who suffered negligence at the hands of the NHS has won a compensation settlement of £1.1 million after approaching Simpson Millar LLP for help. Read more>>

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Needless leg amputation leads to £700,000 claim against Dudley Hospitals Trust

A Dudley man has been awarded compensation of £700,000 after a hospital's failure to diagnose 'compartment syndrome', which led to amputation of his right leg above his knee.

In September 2008 the man, who at 58 had a walking disablement, was referred to the Department of Vascular Surgery at Russell's' Hall Hospital, where he was diagnosed with an occlusive disease of his abdominal left iliac artery. Read more>>

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4-month delay in diagnosing glaucoma settled at £10,000

The failure of a hospital to carry out a full assessment of a patient complaining of a visual field defect, meant a 4 month delay in diagnosing a glaucoma which caused progressive damage to our client’s optic nerve.

The correct diagnosis was only made when our client was referred by his GP to a second hospital for another opinion when his symptoms continued to deteriorate. Read more>>

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£350,000 compensation awarded to a child who will suffer life-long disability due to a problem during surgery

Our client underwent surgery to reposition an undescended testicle when he was 2 years old. During the procedure surgeons did not take the appropriate steps to prevent serious injury by identifying and protecting the left inferior epigastric artery which they then cut, which led to major vascular complications, which, in turn, caused an ischaemic injury compromising the development of the left leg and significant scaring as a result of the subsequent surgery to repair the damaged artery. Read more>>

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£60,000 for a delay in diagnosing a perforated bowel

Our client had previously undergone emergency surgery for crohn's disease which required an ileostomy to rest the bowel. Our client subsequently underwent surgery to reverse the ileostomy and whilst he had made a good recovery from that surgery, he had developed a hernia at the original operation site.

Arrangements were made for our client to be admitted to hospital where he underwent a laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. During the procedure it was identified that the bowel had been damaged which was repaired by the surgeon. Read more>>

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Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome leads to leg amputation and a £700,000 claim against Dudley Hospitals Trust

A Dudley man has been awarded compensation of £700,000 after a hospital's failure to diagnose 'compartment syndrome', which led to a right above knee amputation.

In September 2008 our client was referred to the Department of Vascular Surgery at Russell's Hall Hospital for disabling pain when walking, with pain in the left calf and buttock. He was subsequently diagnosed with an occlusive disease of his abdominal left iliac artery. Read more>>

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