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Negligent surgical procedures – Client case studies

Here are two recent medical Negligence client case studies regarding negligent surgical procedures, complete with their awarded compensation amounts and a client testimonial.   Case Study 1 – Trans-Vaginal Tape Surgery The Claimant was diagnosed with stress incontinence and thereafter, was advised to undergo TVTO (Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Obturator). No alternative treatments were offered to…

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Incorrect Medication Dose – Medical Negligence

Sara Montgomery from our Medical Negligence Team shares a recently settled case involving a prescription dispensing error.   Our Client was prescribed Clonidine 25mcg tablets, two to be taken twice daily amounting to a total of 100mcg per day. This advice was provided by her GP.     The Claimant collected the prescription from the…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolisms (PE) – what are they?   Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT is a condition that happens when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. You can develop a DVT when sitting or lying down for long periods of time, such as during recovery from surgery or during a…

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What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence covers a broad range of incidents arising as a result of a doctors error or omission. This can include other medical professionals such as dentists, opticians etc.   The legal testing in these types of cases are extremely difficult to establish and both elements of the test are required to be satisfied in…

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Wrongful Tooth Extraction Claims

Tooth extractions are normally straight forward and can carry few risks. However, this is not always the case and mistakes can be made.   One of these mistakes is the extraction of the wrong tooth. Human error is a fact of life, and as such – unfortunately, people do have the wrong tooth extracted. However,…

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Medical Negligence Team – Case Studies Showcase

Here is a collection of recent case studies from our Medical Negligence department, showcasing not only the variety of matters they help to resolve, but also the figure awarded to the client upon resolution.   We’ve tried to offer a variety of cases to give a flavour of the broad range of clients and issues…

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How Do I Lessen The Risk Of A Prescription Or Medication Error?

Unfortunately, prescription and medication errors do happen. As much as anyone tries to do their job to the best of their ability, a pharmacist, GP or medical care worker is still a human being capable of making a mistake.   On collecting your prescription, the ultimate responsibility lies on the pharmacist to ensure that the…

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Bone of Contention – Orthopaedic Claims

Here at Oakwood Solicitors, our Medical Negligence team has dealt with a number of orthopaedic claims. It is not surprising really, when you learn that on average every person will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime.   Who can be held responsible? Orthopaedic claims can be brought against a GP, NHS…

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Nerve Injury As A Result Of Dental Negligence

What is a nerve injury?   Nerves are sensitive. It doesn’t take a lot of force to damage them. A nerve injury is an injury to the nervous tissue which usually occurs due to dental negligence. During dental negligence the two nerves that are most typically disturbed are: Inferior nerve injury – The inferior alveolar…

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Failure to Prevent Suicide Claims

Suicide can have a detrimental effect on everyone involved and the family and friends who are affected. This is especially prevalent when this could have been prevented by medical intervention. Your loved one could have taken their life due to failings in the mental health system and the NHS.   The tragic instances where families…

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