Case Studies From Davies & Partners

Standards of Care

Davies and Partners has received a number of enquiries regarding complaints against a local NHS Trust, The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in connection specifically with the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

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.

Settlement in osteoradionecrosis case

Louise Austin of Davies and Partners Solicitors acted for Mr C in a claim following the development of osteoradionecrosis due to negligent dental treatment.

Birth Injury for Child

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Negligent hernia operation Case Study

The claimant was referred by his GP to a surgeon at hospital as he had a painful right inguinal hernia. He was advised to undergo surgery and in due course he underwent a mesh repair.

Birth Injury For Mother Negligence Claims

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Negligent gallbladder operation

Lorna Lymer at our Gloucester office acted for a claimant who had a keyhole procedure to remove his gallbladder (a cholecystectomy).

Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis

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Avoidable MRSA infection

The claimant was referred to hospital to investigate rectal bleeding which revealed a small colonic polyp. This was removed and the pathology confirmed an adenocarcinoma so the claimant was advised to undergo a sigmoid colectomy.

Failings In Management of Treatment

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