Diabetic retinopathy

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. 

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged. Earlydiagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent vision loss.

Giant cell arteritis (GCA)

The most serious complication of GCA is irreversible vision loss due to optic nerve ischaemia andtherefore early recognition and treatment are essential.

Compensation received for avoidable loss of vision

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, […]

Woman succeeds in claim for unexpected death of her husband from sepsis

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 […]

Louis’ story

Hear Louis’ story following a delay in diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis.

Spinal surgery resulting in injury to a child

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 […]