Case Studies From Davies & Partners

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.

Breach of duty against Southport Hospital for a delay in diagnosis, inadequate clinical review and negligent discharge

The claim involved allegations of breach of duty against Southport Hospital for a delay in diagnosis, inadequate clinical review, for negligent discharge.

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis in shoulder joint

Specialist Clinical and medical Negligence Solicitor Anita Marriott, settled a claim relating to delayed diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis in a shoulder joint.

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis in knee joint

Anita Marriott, specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor, settled a claim relating to delayed diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis in a knee joint.

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.

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.

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.

Bethany Clemens Deceased

14 year-old Bethany Jayne Clemens (DOB: 12.01.1997) was the eldest child of Emma Oakes. She lived in East Looe and was a student at Dame Hannah Rogers School, a special school for children with disabilities, in Ivybridge.

Severe Hypoxic Brain Damage Due To Monitor Failure

The patient suffered a mild cardial infarction at home and was admitted to hospital where she was treated with antithrombolitic agents. She suffered a further cardiac arrest but was resuscitated.

Liability of medical practitioners for the acts of their schizophrenic patients

B suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. As a result of his condition he attacked his mother and killed his father. A claim was brought against the patient’s General Practitioner and Primary Care Trust alleging negligent failures in treating B’s mental illness as a result of which the attacks occurred.

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