Medical Negligence Case Studies & Examples
Mrs. W was injured during a back operation, and was awarded £102,500
Mrs. W had a history of back pain, and in December 2005 underwent surgery to address the cause of the pain.
Mrs. A lost feeling in her thumb and fingers as a result of medical negligence, and was awarded £110,000
In 2008, Mrs. A accidentally cut her left wrist on a tin. She went to A&E complaining of numbness and lack of sensation in her left thumb and fingers. Following an assessment, she was discharged with no further treatment.
Mrs. L contracted an infection following a colostomy procedure, and was awarded £150,000
Mrs. L had a history of bowel problems and underwent a colostomy procedure for her condition. As a result of the operation, Mrs. L contracted sepsis of the abdominal tissue and MRSA. She suffered from renal failure, heart failure and deep venous thrombosis in her legs.
Mr. W’s wrist fracture was missed, leading to permanent damage. He was awarded £200,000
In 2004, Mr. W slipped on a kerb and fell onto his outstretched right arm. He went to A&E where his wrist was x-rayed, and was told that he had sprained his wrist. He was told to return to hospital 10 days later, when the x-ray was reviewed and again, no fracture was reported.