Lady receives six figure sum following surgery for a hiatus hernia

Our client underwent a hiatus hernia (when part of the stomach moves upwards) repair in 2015 but, afterwards, had difficulty swallowing. She was readmitted to hospital and investigations were carried out and she underwent further surgery. It was found that the wrap (the procedure was a Nissen fundoplication involving wrapping the top of the stomach […]

World Hypertension Day

In anticipation of World Hypertension Day, it is important to raise awareness about blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting one’s blood pressure checked regularly is important. This may be […]

Know Your Numbers! Week 2019

All this week is Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers! Week’ which is about raising awareness of the importance of blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting your blood pressure […]

18 year old girl settles claim for failings by health visitor

FN, now 18, had right sided hearing loss which was missed in her 8-month hearing check.  The health visitor performed an infant distraction hearing test without assistance from a second health visitor and FN’s parents recall that, although FN did not respond properly to the test on one side the test was not repeated and […]

Stillbirth , failure to scan and identify reduced intrauterine growth

The claimant discovered she was pregnant at around 28 weeks. She had her first scan around four weeks later, following which her pregnancy was estimated to be 30 +5 weeks gestation.  Four weeks after that, the claimant saw an obstetric registrar in the antenatal clinic, who noted that the fundal height, a measure of the size of […]