Delayed Diagnosis / Misdiagnosis

Breach of duty at A&E leading to death from pneumococcal septicaemia

Tracy Edwards was instructed by Mr X’s widow in relation to a potential clinical negligence claim that resulted in the death of her husband. In 1973 the deceased, Mr X underwent a splenectomy. In March 2004 he attended an A&E Department following a period of dizziness, cold and shivering feeling.

Settlement for Bereavement Damages following death of baby at New Cross Hospital

The claim was bought for bereavement damages following the death of a baby at New Cross Hospital.

SM - V- North Wales NHS Trust - Failure to diagnose and treat sub-arachnoid haemorrhage

Claim brought by deceased’s partner following her death. The deceased was 30 years old and had two young children.

Death from pneumococcal septicaemia

I was instructed by Mr Fs’ widow in relation to a potential clinical negligence claim that resulted in the death of her husband. In 1973 the deceased, Mr F underwent a splenectomy.

General Practitioner’s failure to diagnose breast cancer

For a period of a year the Claimant attended her General Practitioner with concerns about a lump in her breast. She was not examined nor referred to a breast clinic.

Failure by General Practitioner to diagnose infective endocarditis leading to a stroke

The patient presented at his General Practitioner on a number of occasions suffering with flu-like symptoms. Blood tests were taken but the General Practitioner did not respond to increases in the patient’s white blood cell (WBC) count and CRP results.

Negligent failure by General Practitioner and hospital to diagnose and treat a spinal abscess leading to significant spinal cord injury

Following a flu like illness the patient developed pain in the middle of her back extending to her right shoulder blade. She attended the Accident & Emergency Department of her local hospital by ambulance where she was diagnosed as suffering from a chest infection, given antibiotics and discharged.

Death of patient following failure to diagnose and treat ischaemia of the foot

The patient developed pain in his left lower limb and toe. Over the following 7 months his pain progressed and he was sent for various investigations.

Unnecessary surgery following mis-diagnosis of breast cancer

The patient found a lump on her right breast positioned behind the nipple. An early mammogram and ultrasound were performed followed by a fine needle aspiration biopsy.

Failure to diagnose and treat discitis

Davies and Partners recently settled a claim for Mrs G who brought a claim against the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham) following spinal fusion surgery.

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