How Successful Are Medical Negligence Claims?

Health care professionals and providers may be held liable for malpractice if they fail to offer adequate treatment, forget to take the necessary steps in a patient’s care, or provide inferior care that results in damage or death. In most cases, medical malpractice or carelessness entails a mistake made during treatment. This might be in diagnosis, pharmaceutical dosing, health management, therapy, or follow-up.

Medical experts owe you a duty of care, even though many things may go wrong while receiving treatment. If you were given poor treatment, you might want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Many of their past clients have benefited from their services, as you’ll see in the success stories listed below.

Bile duct injury during cholecystectomy

Their client was injured during a cholecystectomy that they should have avoided. As a result of acute inflammation, the surgeon incorrectly removed the Claimant’s upper and lower common bile ducts and the Claimant’s gallbladder. They had to move their patient to a more skilled facility, where he underwent complicated surgery to construct a new bile duct out of his own intestines.

Having a client with such long-term care demands and requiring constant monitoring makes it difficult for him to maintain a home life with his family or work.

Three months before trial, the hospital where the negligent procedure was performed vehemently disputed the allegation. Our client’s case had our full support, and we made it plain to the hospital that if they refused to settle, we would go to trial with them. The client agreed to a settlement of £85,000 from the hospital, which will go a long way toward supporting him and his family.

Infection after hernia mesh repair

We represented a guy who had open mesh abdominal and umbilical hernia repairs. No pre-operative prophylactic antibiotics were provided by the Defendant NHS Trust, as per hospital protocols. Our client was not informed of the decreased risk of infection if given antibiotics before surgery.

The client returned to the hospital a few days later with a nasty infection. He had emergency surgery to remove the mesh. The client was unaware that the mesh had not been released until we researched his claim.

The client developed sepsis because the medical team did not remove the mesh. His medical team ignored the idea that the remaining mesh was causing the illness for two years. Our customer had to quit his self-employed taxi driving job during this period and retire early.

Two years later, surgery was conducted with the remaining mesh. The client’s wound healed, but he has a significant abdominal deformity and limited mobility and ability to perform heavy lifting for the rest of his life. After we filed suit, Defendant ultimately accepted blame for his claim. The client received a full apology from Defendant and a £67,500 compensation amount, which he is satisfied with.

Delay in emergency c-section leads to a stillborn baby

The client’s kid was stillborn. This occurred due to a late emergency C section. A cardiotocography (CTG) equipment monitored our client’s baby’s heartbeat during labor. The CTG trace was misinterpreted throughout her delivery, and the medical staff missed her baby’s discomfort. Sadly, this meant her baby was stillborn.

After an inquest, the client came to us when the coroner criticized the Defendant Trust’s treatment. Defendant battled this claim tooth and nail, but we persisted. We obtained £38,000 in compensation for our client after filing a court action.

Failure to treat wrist fracture

The client, a soldier, went to Defendant’s A&E with a wrist injury from football. Scaphoid fracture suspected, but wrist not immobilized, and no time limit given for re-attendance. 

His wrist seemed to be sprained. His career worsened as he continued to hurt. The fracture was discovered four years after the first incident, but surgery failed to relieve his severe discomfort. The Army medically discharged our client. They got £160,000.

Below the knee amputation after inappropriate treatment of the diabetic patient

The diabetic customer hurt his foot. His injuries healed save for one infected toe. Instead of amputating the toe, the vascular surgeon released the client, telling him it would fall off on its own. The client’s toe became worse. He went to the hospital and his GP many times, complaining of increased agony up his leg. By the time the medical staff addressed it, our client had needed a below-knee amputation. This hampered his quality of life.

We spoke with various medical specialists to ensure our client had the best possible treatment and support in the future. The client also altered his residence for his prosthetic limb. They resolved a medical lawsuit for £725,000.

The Bottom Line

Did you go to the ER? Good. You expect respect. What a tremendous wish! But your doctor mistreats you. Unlike humans, physicians are held to strict standards while providing medical care. So, if you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may sue. So, do good. Make a claim. You deserve it. Claims filing is the most refined form of justice.