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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Hospital Medical Negligence Claims Against NHS Rise due to Increased Awareness

Increased awareness of patient rights has resulted in a dramatic increase in hospital medical negligence claims against the National Health Service (NHS). According to government figures, the number of claims made in the past five years has gone up from 5,697 to 8,655 per year, and has forced the NHS Litigation Authority to seek additional funding from the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansbury.

Tom Fothergill, financial director of the NHS Litigation Authority, admitted that marketing campaigns by “No Win, No Fee” solicitors had added to the public body´s financial shortfall and had added a premium to legal costs. However, he was also eager to point out that legislation which linked the wages of claimants´ carers to earnings rather than inflation has also led to increased amount of payouts.

With approximately 100 hospital medical negligence claims a year relating to birth injury compensation, and the average value of each claim close to 6 million pounds in the lifetime of the child, an improvement in the survival rates of brain damaged babies – who will require a lifetime of care – has also placed significant strain on the NHS Litigation Authority´s budget.

A further 185 million pounds is needed by the NHS Litigation Authority to prevent it running out of money by the end of the fiscal year, a sum which has been approved by Mr Lansbury and health minister Lord Howe. Following the announcement of the bail-out Lord Howe revealed “Following a review of claims, we have made additional funds available to the NHS Litigation Authority in order to make sure that those claimants who are entitled to compensation receive it in a timely way.”

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Victim Wins Hospital Medical Negligence Claim

A woman who had her stomach erroneously removed after being misdiagnosed with cancer has won her hospital medical negligence claim and received an undisclosed settlement from Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust.

The 74-year-old woman from Rugeley, Staffordshire, had the surgery in 2004 after doctors told her that a tumour in her stomach was malignant. She later was told by support medical staff that her test results had been misinterpreted and that the tumour was benign.

Due to her operation and long recovery period the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has lost a significant amount of weight and suffers from painful digestive problems. She has been unable to carry on in the voluntary work she did before the operation and now requires regular care and assistance.

The undisclosed out-of-court hospital medical negligence claim settlement has been calculated to include the psychological trauma of being told that she had a life-threatening tumour inside of her and the deterioration in her quality of life due to the unnecessary surgery. It will allow the woman to receive a higher level of care in the future and support to help her recover from her emotional ordeal.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Baby Tube Hospital Medical Negligence Claim Settled

A couple from Staffordshire have been awarded an undisclosed baby tube hospital medical negligence settlement after their son coughed up a tube which had been left in his throat following a surgical procedure.

Claire Thomas of Cannock, Staffordshire, had just given birth to her son, Owen, at the Stafford Hospital in February 2007 when the error happened. Owen had been a difficult birth, and because he had suffered shoulder dystocia during the delivery, an endotracheal tube had been inserted into his throat to enable him to breathe.

Due to the birth difficulties, Claire and Owen were still in the specialist care unit at Stafford Hospital ten days later when Owen started choking. Claire slapped him on the back, and Owen brought up the six inch tube which had been left in his throat following the procedure.

After taking legal guidance, Claire and her husband, Kevin, filed a hospital medical negligence claim against the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust which has now been resolved for an undisclosed sum. Owen, their son, has luckily suffered no long-term consequences as a result of the hospital oversight.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

15,000 Pounds for Missed Severed Tendon Hospital Diagnosis

A renowned magician, whose doctor´s overlooked a severed tendon in his hand which threatened to end his career, has been awarded 15,000 pounds in an out-of-court settlement of his missed severed tendon hospital diagnosis claim.

Kyle Summers (40) from Burbage, Wiltshire, had gone to the Accident and Emergency Department of the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton after a cup he had been cleaning shattered in his hand. Doctors at the hospital took an x-ray of Kyle´s left hand to make sure that there was no china lodged in his thumb and then stitched the wound up and sent Kyle home.

When Kyle started to experience difficulty performing his magic tricks, he decided to have the hand looked at by his GP, but because the notes made at the hospital indicated that there was no damage to the tendon – even though the cut on Kyle´s thumb had been deep enough to reach the bone – the GP and a physiotherapist decided that the tendon had swollen.

It was after another check-up six weeks later that the true cause of the problem was identified. Kyle had to undergo two operations to insert a rod in his wrist and attach a thicker tendon before the injury started to mend. Only after months of intense specialist physiotherapy did Kyle gain the dexterity in his hand to allow him to work again.

After seeking legal guidance, Kyle sued the George Eliot NHS Trust for medical negligence and, in an out-of-court settlement, received 15,000 pounds for the missed diagnosis of his severed tendon.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Hospital Infection Compensation Award Tops 8 Million Pounds

A 13 year old girl, who sustained brain damage after her premature birth due to a hospital “superbug”, has been awarded a hospital infection compensation package worth in excess of 8 million pounds at the Royal Court of Justice in London.

The court was told how Ayesha Canning-Kishver from Coventry, West Midlands, was delivered at 25 weeks and 3 days at Birmingham City Hospital in July 1997. At just 1lb and 12 ounces, and suffering from mild periventricular leukomalcia, she was immediately transferred to a special neonatal care unit where she appeared to improve over the following seven days.

However, Ayesha contracted a double infection of staphylococcus epidermidis and klebsiella due to bacteria associated with medical devices – such as indwelling catheters – and nearly died. The resuscitation process lead to Ayesha sustaining brain damage, and she will require around the clock care for the rest of her life.

The allegation of hospital infection medical negligence was brought against Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust by Ayesha’s mother, Shahana Kishver, on the grounds that a breach in the hospital’s duty of care led to delay in the infections being diagnosed and treated.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust had initially refuted the claim, stating that their staff were blameless and Ayesha’s condition was due to her premature birth. However, a High Court hearing in 2008 found Birmingham City Hospital liable for the infection.

Announcing the hospital infection compensation package at the Royal Court of Justice, the Honourable Mr. Justice Neil Butterfield stated that “This should not be viewed as a ‘lottery win’ – rather it will be used to fund the lifetime of care which Ayesha will need.”

Ayesha’s hospital infection compensation package consists of an immediate lump sum payment of 1.3 million pounds, with annual payments of 70,000 pounds a year until Ayesha reaches the age of 18, with payments increasing thereafter to 90,000 pounds a year for the rest of her life.

In response to the hospital infection compensation settlement, the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust commented that they regretted the delay to respond to Ayesha’s symptoms.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Hospital Birth Injury Claim Won by 33 Year Old Man

An incredible 33 years after his birth, an Oxfordshire man you suffered catastrophic injuries during his birth, has been awarded a 5.7 million pounds package in a hospital birth injury claim for compensation.

Ian Murphy was born in the city’s John Radcliffe Hospital in 1977. During his delivery his brain was starved of oxygen, resulting in Ian sustaining a cerebral palsy injury and being confined to a wheelchair from birth.

Ian has been always been supported by his parents, who have given day-to-day care since he was diagnosed with the condition. Ian experiences difficulties in communicating and socialising and it was only when his parents started enquiring about suitable accommodation for when they are no longer able to care for him themselves, that they discovered they were entitled to compensation.

After taking legal guidance, they claimed compensation for medical negligence against the South Central Strategic Health Authority, and in the Royal Court of Justice received an apology for errors made during the delivery and approval of a 5.7 million pounds compensation package.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Hospital Operation Debris Leads to 350,000 Pounds Compensation

A 36-year-old man has received 350,000 pounds in hospital operation debris compensation after part of a latex surgical glove was left in his throat following hospital surgery.

Wayne Williams, from Tooting, London, was taken to St. Georges Hospital in South West London for heart surgery in June 2006, during which a tracheotomy was performed to enable him to breathe.

After the surgery, Wayne experienced difficulties breathing and was referred back to the hospital for throat surgery, during which surgeons discovered a small piece of latex left behind in his trachea.

The latex debris was admitted to not only have been the cause of Wayne’s breathlessness, but had additionally permanently scarring his vocal chords.

St. George’s NHS Healthcare Trust accepted liability for medical negligence and the compensation settlement of 350,000 was agreed.

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If you have suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to clinical malpractice in hospital, you could be entitled to compensation. A compensation claim for clinical malpractice in hospital has to show that you sustained an avoidable injury which “at the time and in the circumstances” was attributable to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. However, unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a compensation claim for clinical malpractice cannot be processed by the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of an experienced hospital negligence solicitor to negotiate for a settlement of hospital clinical malpractice compensation with the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers or to represent you in court when necessary.

Undiagnosed Brain Tumour Compensation Award Undisclosed

A former Church of England assistant minister, whose brain tumour was left unattended for three years, is to receive a substantial out of court settlement for undiagnosed brain tumour compensation.

Adrian Underwood, 42, from Birmingham, had been particapting in a theology course in Nottingham in 2001, when he started to suffer severe headaches. He was sent to Nottingham University Hospital, where he underwent a brain scan which revealed a growth inside his skull, but no further action was taken and Adrian was discharged – being told he had nothing more serious than a migraine.

Adrian was unable to complete his course – moving back to Birmingham to take the position of a curate. However, his health continued to worsen, and it was during a medical investigation in 2004 to determine why Adrian was losing his sight that the much enlarged brain tumour was noticed after a scan at Birmingham Eye Hospital.

An emergency operation removed a tumour the size of a lemon, which had forced down on Adrian’s brain and formed a lump in his head. Adrian now suffers from regular fatigue and epilepsy due to this oversight – medical conditions which could have been avoided if the tumour had been removed after the initial scan.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust acceped liability but did not add any further comment.

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