Archive for the ‘Medical Negligence’ Category

Failure To Remove Placenta After Childbirth Hospital Negligence Claim: Severe Bleeding Infection Scarring

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Clinical negligence solicitor explains when a claim can be made for internal bleeding and further surgical procedures from a hospital’s failure to remove your placenta following childbirth

Hospital negligence victim question

When I gave birth to my son at hospital 6 months ago – the midwife left half the placenta inside me. This was not initially known, but I developed abdominal cramps and severe bleeding and was eventually rushed to hospital by ambulance when I collapsed. I believe that I was close to death due to the level of bleeding which occurred.

Several further procedures were necessary before the whole placenta could be removed, which caused me a great deal of physical and emotional stress.

When I was stitched back up – this was not done correctly as some of the stitches came loose and I developed an infection and have been left as a result with a large unsightly raised scar.

I contacted the NHS Trust and have lodged a written complaint and have been told by a senior doctor that mistakes were made.

I would like to know the procedure for making a claim for medical negligence for the placenta not having been removed correctly and my treatment thereafter.

Clinical negligence solicitor response

From the information you have supplied it certainly seems as though there is a potential claim to be looked into.

The fact that a piece of your placenta was left following the birth of your son does not in itself automatically mean a claim for clinical negligence can be made against the hospital trust, but certainly the fact that this was not identified and it became life threatening coupled with your treatment thereafter including your infection and the below standard stitching needs to be carefully looked into.

You have taken the correct step by making a written complaint via the patient complaints procedure at the NHS Trust and this seems to have resulted in some form of suggestion of fault by a senior doctor at the hospital.

To make a claim you will need the help of a specialist clinical negligence solicitor. Your solicitor will establish fault by sending a letter of claim to the NHS Trust – if liability is not accepted a medical report will be necessary from an independent expert looking at your GP and hospital notes; considering your letter of complaint and the NHS Trust’s response; examining you and considering the circumstances of your treatment.

This expert will give an opinion based on the evidence as to whether it is believed that negligence occurred in your treatment.

If you would like to discuss your treatment with me in person or wish to consider making a clinical negligence claim with a specialist solicitor for failure to remove your placenta after child birth; the need for several procedures to remedy and your infection and scarring due to inadequate stitching click failure to remove placenta following childbirth hospital negligence claim.

Bladder Injury Compensation How Much? Average Payout For Trauma Cancer

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

UK solicitor explains how much compensation the most common types of bladder injury caused in accidents, by clinical error or from hazardous chemical exposure at work together

Types of accident which can cause bladder injury

There are a number of ways that you might suffer injury to your bladder:

1. Car, motorcycle accident or pedestrian road accident bladder trauma claims

If you are involved in a high speed motor accident – the forces involved can be significant and can cause a trauma injury to your bladder and other internal organs.

2. Work accident bladder injury or chemical exposure bladder cancer claims

Accidents at work – including heavy lifting can cause trauma injuries to your bladder. Whereas chemical exposure at work can cause bladder damage – even cancer.

3. Clinical error bladder injury claims

If you are involved in surgery of the pelvic region at hospital sometimes medical errors can occur which lead to damage of your bladder.

Average compensation claim payouts for traumatic bladder injuries and bladder cancer

The amounts of average compensation payouts will vary depending on the nature of your bladder injury.

I have written two pages setting out the different degrees of injury to your bladder from trauma and cancer. Click the links below to see how much average compensation payouts you can expect for each type of bladder injury claim:

Bladder Injury Claim Average Payouts

Bladder Cancer Claim Average Payouts

Free online legal help from a specialist solicitor

If you would like to discuss your accident with me free of charge or have an online assessment of the amount of average compensation payouts for your bladder injury claim click how much compensation for injuries to your bladder

Failed Hernia Hospital Operation Claim: Hole In Stomach Damaged Artery MRSA

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

UK solicitor explains how to claim compensation if a hernia operation at hospital is conducted incorrectly causing stomach injuries and infections such as MRSA

Hospital clinical negligence victim question

I went into hospital for a hernia operation and the operation was not conducted correctly.

I later learned that I was taken to intensive care as my artery was cut in error.

Another surgeon a few months later attempted to remedy the problems caused and discovered I had a hole in my stomach from the first operation and after the second operation I contracted MRSA.

Is it possible to claim compensation for the errors in both the first and second operation as they were conducted by the same NHS trust?

Clinical negligence solicitor response

It appears that both operations were not conducted correctly and as a result of each you suffered significant separate injuries.

It would there for be possible to make a claim for both of the failed operations – the hernia operation and the rectifying operation.

The claim would be made against the NHS trust for which the hospital was part of.

The NHS Trust would take the responsibility of the employees including the surgeons who conducted the operations on you.

There are generally three years from date of injury or date of knowledge of injury to commence a claim against the NHS trust and before any claim can be commenced a patient letter of complaint should be submitted to the NHS trust.

A patient letter of complaint would be completed by yourself and does not require the involvement of a solicitor.

To make a claim for clinical negligence a specialist solicitor would be required. Should you wish to proceed with a claim for the damage to your artery, your admission to intensive care, the hole in your stomach and MRSA together with any psychological injury as a result of these conditions I recommend you click NHS Hospital hernia operation negligence claim to commence your claim online or speak to me in persona about your treatment.