Case Studies From Davies & Partners

Substandard knee replacement, revision surgeries and prolonged rehabilitation

Anita Marriott, specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor, settled a claim relating to a negligent total right knee replacement.

Mismanagement of birth resulting in quadriplegic cerebral palsy

This is a claim that was sadly brought forward 3 years after the Claimant’s death, by the Claimant’s mother who was also her Litigation Friend.

Sciatic Nerve Damage From Surgical Error

Mrs M’s appointed Rachel Bowen to handle her case, after her previous Solicitors advised that her claim had no prospects of succeeding.

Fatal Accident

Rachel Bowen acted in a Clinical negligence claim arising out of the death of Mr X, at age 45, The Claim was brought by Mrs X, on behalf of herself, their dependent children and Mr X’s estate.

Delayed diagnosis of anal cancer: settled claim previously turned down by another law firm

Sarah Hale, specialist Clinical Negligence Paralegal settled a claim arising out of delayed diagnosis of anal cancer.

Death Caused by Air Embolism

On 28th February 2012, Mr H suffered a massive air embolism when a catheter that had been used to provide dialysis was removed from his neck. The air embolism caused an obstruction to the flow of blood to the right side of Mr H’s heart, causing him to suffer a cardiac arrest. At the time of Mr H’s death, an air embolism was classed by the NHS as a “Never Event”. The list of “Never Events” were put together and the aim of the policy was to reduce “Never Events” to zero, as they were classed to be intolerable and inexcusable.

Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury

Anita Marriott, specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor, settled a claim relating to the negligent dissection of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus.

Failure by GPs to investigate, diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) resulting in fatal pulmonary embolism

Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor, Anita Marriot has settled a claim arising out of the failure to investigate and treat a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), resulting in a fatal pulmonary embolism.

Failure to diagnose and treat a lung condition.

TE (Dec’d) –v- Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – case report. Katie Nairne, specialist clinical negligence Associate at Davies and Partners Bristol, has recently settled a claim relating to failure to diagnose and treat a lung condition.

Hospital failure to prevent a heart attack

The Claimant had attended A&E at Frenchay Hospital Bristol with a four-day history of worsening chest and left arm pain – a classic presentation for patients with cardiac symptoms. The A&E doctors obtained an ECG and took blood tests, but failed to arrange repeat tests after a few hours to assess the Troponin-T level. Trop-T is a chemical released into the blood when patients are suffering from coronary artery disease.

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