Medical Negligence Compensation Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Dislocated Hip Compensation Claim

“Mr T attended A&E with hip pain and restricted movement in the hip. He was discharged and continued to suffer pain over a period of months. He was later diagnosed with a slipped epiphysis which would have been evident at the time of the first attendance at the hospital. His claim was pursued against the hospital for this delay in diagnosis and compensation was recovered in the sum of £100,000”.

Case Study 2 - Tonsillectomy Error Compensation Claim

“Child A suffered a burn to her lip and mouth during a tonsillectomy. A claim was pursued against the hospital for failure correctly check the instruments being used for the procedure and failure to note that this instrument was faulty. Compensation was recovered in the sum of £4,000”

Case Study 3 - Knee Replacement Negligence Compensation Claim

“Mrs H underwent a total knee replacement. Following the replacement, she suffered greatly with pain and swelling. A claim was pursued against the hospital for failure to perform the procedure to a reasonable level evidenced by the femoral component of the knee being aligned incorrectly resulting in the need for a number of further corrective operations. Compensation was recovered in the sum of £96,000”

Case Study 4 - Wrist Fracture - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

“Mr D was the victim of a road traffic accident. At his attendance at hospital, it transpired that he had previously suffered a scaphoid fracture to his wrist that had gone undiagnosed which had now been aggravated by the accident. Claims were brought separately against the driver for the RTA and against the hospital for the failure to diagnose the fracture at an earlier date. Compensation was recovered in both cases, £2,500 for the road traffic accident and £45,000 for the medical negligence claim”.