Case Studies From Davies & Partners
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.
Damages for Gentamicin ototoxicity
The patient was admitted to hospital with a very high temperature. He had been unwell on and off for the preceding 3 months.
Death of patient following failure to treat a wound infection
The Claimant suffered an injury to her left big toe when a bottle of wine fell from a shopping trolley she was pushing and a shard of glass cut the top of her foot.
Neurological damage due to anticoagulation therapy
The patient suffered with angina. She was admitted to hospital with severe angina symptoms following an episode of central chest pain radiating to her neck that was not relieved by GTN spray.
Negligent Management Of Patient With Ankylosing
The Claimant suffered with ankylosing spondylitis. He fell at home in suffering a fracture of his cervical spine across the C6/C7 space. The Claimant was admitted to hospital where halo traction was applied.
Negligent blood pressure management by General Practitioner
The separated but not divorced widow of the deceased brought a claim for the death of her husband due to inadequate blood pressure treatment by his GP. The deceased died suddenly on 2 July 2006.
Failure to treat infection in infant leading to death
The claim was bought for bereavement damages as a result of a client called E who was born in September 2006. She suffered with Downs Syndrome and Wests Syndrome and regularly attended New Cross Hospital due to a wheezy chest which was aggravated by her epilepsy.
Smith v Hair Associates Hairdressing Treatment – Failure to carry out a skin patch test
On 25th August 2007, Miss Smith who was 18 years old attended the Defendant’s hair salon with her mother to have her hair highlighted. She had had her hair highlighted on previous occasions, but this was the first time she had attended the Defendant’s salon.
Successful case following failure to conduct a proper psychiatric assessment
Rachel Bowen has successfully settled a case for a Client against Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.
39 Day Settlement
Swift Clinical negligence settlement for 94 year old client with plaster burn.