They never judge, they never give up, they make things work. A diabetic’s view of the care the nurses provide It is World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14 November 2020. As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise across the World, governments and health providers must recognise the crucial role that Diabetes […]
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication caused by diabetes. It occurs when your blood sugar levels areconsistently high, this then damages blood vessels in the eye. If this is not detected and treated it can lead to blindness.
Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged. Earlydiagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent vision loss.
The most serious complication of GCA is irreversible vision loss due to optic nerve ischaemia andtherefore early recognition and treatment are essential.
Mrs X pursued a claim for damages against a hospital Trust for their failures in ensuring her illness was appropriately and timely investigated and treated as a result of which she suffered complications which left her completely blind. Having been admitted to hospital with a history of a long-standing illness, weight loss and blood abnormalities, […]
This case concerned the tragic and unexpected death of the Claimant’s husband, Mr M, who had presented to the emergency department with a high temperature and tachycardia. Although there was a differential diagnosis of sepsis, the illness was initially thought to be viral and a plan was made to administer steroids, as Mr M had […]
Mr L’s case arises out of a delay in diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis (GH), a condition in which elevated ferritin levels lead to iron deposition in the tissues of organs and joints causing serious, potentially life threatening damage. Treatment is by simple venesection to maintain normal iron levels.
Hear Louis’ story following a delay in diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis.
Spinal surgery was performed to correct Master B’s kyphoscoliosis of the spine by the insertion of a metal slide. Subsequently he had persistent problems with infection. He required three further operations which culminated in the removal of all the metalwork. His spinal deformity became worse than it was before and the chronic spinal infection may […]