Moore Barlow’s Clinical Negligence team helped to secure compensation for a woman who lost her sight after delays in diagnosing giant cell arteritis. Our client presented to a regional eye unit with partial loss of vision in her right eye. The doctor attending her failed to undertake an adequate history or examination and negligently put […]
Our client was diagnosed with uterine cancer and was advised to have a hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus). She elected to undergo a robotic procedure by way of a Da Vinci Robot assisted laparotomy and was advised she would return home the following day. Such procedures are minimally invasive and allow a surgeon better […]
Our client was born with a congenital defect of his right ear. He had undergone ear reconstruction surgery as a child and following persistent discharge from his right ear as an adult, the Defendant surgeon suggested a series of reconstructive procedures. Following the third procedure, our client was unable to close his right eye on […]
Our client suffered a delay in diagnosis and treatment of her cauda equina syndrome, resulting in significant neurological damage. Cauda equina syndrome occurs when the bundle of nerves at the end of the spine are damaged. The condition is considered a medical emergency and must be treated quickly to prevent damage being done. Our client […]
We successfully acted for a young lady in respect of a failure to diagnose her appendicitis, which subsequently ruptured, causing four quadrant peritonitis. Our client attended A&E with symptoms including abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea. However, we argued that there was a failure to record, note and act upon the abnormal blood results and abnormal […]
I qualified as a solicitor in September 2019 and gained experience in personal injury cases working as a paralegal and during my training as a solicitor. I joined the team in Southampton via Zoom during lockdown in March 2020 – quite the unique experience! I assist senior colleagues on a variety of cases which include […]
It’s World Glaucoma Week (7 – 13 March 2021), an initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA). The aim is to raise awareness of this potentially devastating eye condition which is one of the leading causes of blindness. Over half a million people in the UK have glaucoma. For more information about its symptoms, diagnosis […]
Mr M suffered a delay in the treatment of his hereditary haemochromatosis (HH), a condition which leads to excess iron levels being deposited throughout the body which (without treatment) can cause damage to various organs and joints. He was correctly tested for HH in 2009 as a result of abnormal liver function tests. The tests […]
Encephalitis is a rare but serious condition which causes inflammation of the brain and can have serious debilitating and life-threatening consequences. The earlier treatment is started, the more successful the outcome will be. Get in touch with our expert clinical negligence solicitors about a potential claim. For more information please see here.
Our client was a widow whose husband died of bowel cancer. At the time they also had two dependent children. It was alleged that our client’s husband’s GP practice acted below a reasonable standard of care in failing to refer him to the local hospital for a colonoscopy on two occasions when he was suffering […]
Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are invited for regular cervical screening under the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. The intention is to detect abnormalities within the cervix, which could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated. A damning report by the National Audit Office in 2019 highlighted a number of problems in the […]
Historic judgement gives children injured by negligent advice affecting a parent’s ability to have a healthy child the right to bring their own claim Judge rules that 19-year-old with dreams of competing in the Paralympic Games should be able to bring her own claims for negligent advice In a significant moment for clinical negligence law, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Commended this year for its work in Family and Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence*, Moore Barlow’s merger in May was applauded as “a bold move in the middle of a global pandemic” The inclusion of the new firm in this prestigious ranking is a real testimony to the incredible work our lawyers and staff have done and […]
I was impressed with the way the consultation was conducted, giving me the pros and cons of litigation.
businesslike approach alongside a clear ability to understand and fully support their clients in difficult and stressful times.
Moore Barlow’s ‘excellent’ clinical negligence team is skilled in handling the most complex catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence matters.
An excellent, small specialist team which is hugely experienced, particularly having done a lot of defendant work before doing claimant work, which is a huge advantage.
The London team are highly experienced, very well established, and provide an excellent service.
Strokes can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime, but most can be prevented. There are risk factors that increase our chances of suffering a stroke. It is important to understand our risk and the steps we can take to reduce it. World Stroke Day aims […]
The Court of Appeal has given its long-awaited judgment in the case of Swift v Carpenter which impacts on all Claimants who need to be re-housed due to disability caused by another’s negligence. How the Courts assess “accommodation purchase” claims has been in a state of flux since 2017 when the Government changed the discount […]
On World Cerebral Palsy Day 2020, Moore Barlow celebrate the achievements of those who live with this condition and continue to call for early intervention and support for those families affected by it. Read our cerebral palsy factsheet. As clinical negligence solicitors, we work closely with those affected by cerebral palsy when this has been […]
Cerebral palsy affects roughly 1 in 400 births in the UK, with around 1,800 children diagnosed each year. What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain during a baby’s development either before, during or around the time of delivery. Contact us if you want to talk to expert clinical […]
National law firm Moore Barlow is proud to support the Cauda Equina Champions Charity as they launch the first annual cauda equina syndrome (CES) awareness day. The awareness day, which will take place on Thursday 1st October 2020, is seeking to educate members of the public on the key signs and symptoms to look out […]
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is rare and serious condition. It is caused when a group of spinal nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord become compressed. It is a serious medical emergency requiring urgent treatment to avoid permanent neurological damage. For more information please see here. Get in touch if you want to speak […]
Moore Barlow are delighted to be supporting the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association (CESA) under their charity umbrella Cauda Equina Champions Charity (CECC) in the first ever National Awareness Day campaign on 1st October 2020. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a little known but devastating condition that absolutely necessitates recognition on a national scale. CES is […]
The NHS is a fantastic institution, and we are all very much aware of the increased demand on its skill and resources which has been brought about by Covid-19. There is the need to treat people who are seriously ill with a previously unknown and not yet wholly understood disease, while working out the safety […]
Moore Barlow have secured a 90% liability settlement at a “remote” video settlement meeting for “JJJ”, an eight year old girl who suffered serious neurological injury during her pre-term delivery at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester in 2012. JJJ is sadly at the more severe end of the spectrum of disabilities that are seen – she […]
The law and its role in a pandemic world Recently, Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, spoke with Anne Cassidy, Partner at Moore Barlow, as part of the Encephalitis Podcast. They discussed Anne’s career as a medical doctor and lawyer as well as the law and its role for encephalitis patients and […]
This summary outlines the new indemnity schemes and clinical negligence cases handled by NHS Resolution. It includes the new measures undertaken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The full report can be viewed here: NHS Resolution annual report and accounts 2019/20 which details the performance and future plans of the NHS. New indemnity schemes 2019/2020 […]
Last week saw the publication of “First Do No Harm”, a review led by former junior health Minister Baroness Julia Cumberlege, which explains the way our healthcare system responded to reports of harmful side effects from: hormone pregnancy tests the drug sodium valproate given during pregnancy and pelvic mesh implants. The review suggests a number […]
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 […]
Clinical negligence Surgical errors I work on a wide range of clinical negligence cases including claims against NHS and private hospitals, GPs, pharmacists and opticians. These include delayed diagnosis and referral, inappropriate treatment and surgical errors in many areas of medicine including orthopaedics, cardiology, emergency medicine and cancer. I have a particular interest in gynaecology […]
Orthopaedic cases Neurological injuries I specialise in clinical negligence, helping individuals who have suffered complex orthopaedic or neurological injuries because a medical practitioner has breached their duty of care, for example, where there has been a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatment or surgical errors. I also handle claims involving failure to diagnose/late diagnosis of cancer, […]
Misdiagnosis Surgical errors Neurological injuries Spinal injuries I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the clinical negligence department and have a wide range of experience covering areas such as misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose and surgical errors. I have particular expertise in neurological and spinal injuries and have settled claims worth several millions of pounds. I work […]
Accident claims I am a Trainee Legal Executive in the clinical negligence team based in Guildford. I have experience working with personal injury claims including cases arising from serious road traffic accidents and accidents at work. I currently work within the clinical negligence team and assist Deborah Powlesland with her cases which include claims involving […]
Clinical negligence Personal injury Court of Protection I specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence claims for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in the following areas; brain damage (including cerebral palsy,) ophthalmic, spinal and amputation cases. I also act as Court of Protection Deputy for clients who have lost capacity to deal with their […]
Brain injury Court of Protection As chairman at Moore Barlow, I split my time between helping to formulate the strategy and direction of the business of the firm as a whole and my own client practice. My specialist area is representing people with an acquired brain injury in civil litigation claims. I am also a […]
Court of Protection Personal injury Clincial negligence As an Associate in the Court of Protection team, my role is to support vulnerable clients and their families to manage their money and day-to-day lives. This may be through a Deputyship or Lasting Power of Attorney. I pride myself on the relationships I build with my clients. […]
I am a solicitor in the firm’s Clinical Negligence team in Richmond, having qualified in May 2021. I work closely with Sarah Stanton, Partner in the Clinical Negligence team, as well as assisting other senior colleagues on a variety of cases including birth injuries, neonatal hypoglycaemia, cancer misdiagnosis, and cauda equina. I am involved in […]
Brain injuries, particularly cases involving strokes Delayed diagnosis of cancer claims including gynaecological cancers, sarcoma, blood cancers and renal cancer Surgical error Spinal injuries including delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome Treatment of infection and sepsis I am a Associate Solicitor with a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims, having specialised […]
I provide legal support to colleagues in the medical negligence department. Our clients are private individuals who have suffered injury as a result of substandard medical treatment or care. I act as an additional point of contact in the team, answering clients’ queries and providing support and a listening ear at what is a difficult […]
I joined Moore Blatch in 2014 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020). During this time I have gained an insight in several different departments. Although each area can be very different, I am committed to delivering a high level of service to all clients. I assist with a range of immigration matters for both business and […]
I am a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a member of the clinical negligence team based in our Richmond office. Our clients have suffered serious avoidable injury because efforts to treat them have gone wrong, so they and those who love them are often quite distressed when they come to us. […]
I am a Partner and qualified medical doctor, specialising in helping clients who have suffered illness and injury as a result of substandard medical care. The clients I work for are individuals who have experienced injury due to medical negligence. Many of the claims I handle have left the client with a permanent disability, or […]
Catastrophic injuries Medical negligence I specialise in providing legal support to those who have experienced catastrophic failings at the hands of healthcare providers and medical practitioners. Our clients are individuals who have sustained life changing injuries through no fault of their own. I help them obtain compensation that enables them to resume as much of […]
Delays in diagnosing cancer Complex orthopaedic and sports injuries, for example ACL reconstructions General surgery and surgical complications Birth injuries and cerebral palsy Delays in identifying sepsis I am an experienced associate solicitor in the medical negligence team, supporting clients with all forms of medical negligence claims, ensuring that they have the finance they require […]
Obstetric claims – events at birth leading to a child’s brain injury Brain and neurological injury, including encephalitis Orthopaedic, spinal and cauda equina claims Cardiological, surgical and medical claims I am an experienced senior associate solicitor acting on behalf of claimants in medical negligence cases. I take a balanced view and have a tactically advantageous […]
I am the former head of the clinical negligence team and now work as a consultant for the firm. I help clients navigate complex claims involving death and serious neurological or obstetric injury resulting from medical mismanagement. My clients include those who have suffered serious physical or emotional trauma arising from clinical negligence. Before returning […]
I am a consultant in the firm’s medical negligence team, specialising in supporting clients who have complex, high-value claims due to negligence in medicine and surgery. I have a specialist interest in neo-natal deaths/injury, spinal cord injury, diabetic claims, orthopaedic claims and sight loss claims. I am experienced with acting for those who suffer serious […]
I am an experienced medical negligence specialist. I have extensive experience in settling a wide variety of medical negligence claims on behalf of clients, helping secure compensation for their injuries and providing for future medical and care needs. I support clients who have suffered brain injuries such as HSE encephalitis, septicaemia, loss of vision, hearing […]
I have been qualified as a solicitor for more than 25 years and have specialised in clinical negligence and personal injury throughout that time. I now practise exclusively in the field of clinical negligence from our Richmond office. My clients are based throughout the country and I am happy to see clients at home, in […]
I am a partner in the firm’s medical negligence team, helping clients with complex claims resulting from substandard healthcare and medical practices. As a medical negligence specialist, my clients are those who have sustained orthopaedic, gynaecological, obstetric or brain injuries, often with life changing or catastrophic results. I also have a particular interest in handling […]
I am a legal secretary to the head of the medical negligence department, Tim Spring. I am a direct point of contact for clients when Tim is in meetings or with clients. Having been through a medical negligence claim myself, I appreciate what our clients are going through. It is important that clients know that […]
I lead the Moore Barlow clinical negligence team. I worked as a Junior Hospital Doctor before I decided to study law and spent the first twelve years of my legal career advising the NHS on the fair management of clinical claims. I am accredited by the Law Society as a clinical negligence specialist. I have […]
Ms X, was a very active 63-year old mentor for disabled university students at the time she was advised to undergo what she thought was going to be routine right hip replacement surgery at the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in 2014 due to increasingly symptomatic osteoarthritis. Unfortunately Ms X had a very poor […]
Moore Blatch has successfully represented a 59-year-old woman in her claim against an NHS organisation. Our client attended an NHS Treatment Centre in order to have an incisional hernia repair under general anaesthetic. What was a seemingly routine operation transcended into something much more severe leading to our client suffering hypoxic brain damage. As a […]
Following the Health Service Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) recent report on the failures relating to the timely monitoring of glaucoma, this article explains the role Moore Blatch played in highlighting this issue nationally. Moore Blatch received instructions from a mother of three who had lost her sight as a result of delays within the glaucoma monitoring […]
A report on the ‘Lack of timely monitoring of patients with Glaucoma’ has been released by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), following local law firm Moore Blatch’s request for an investigation. Moore Blatch’s team of clinical negligence solicitors supported a client who lost their sight due to this issue and secured a ¬£3.2m settlement […]
Mr X a Southampton based Local Produce Specialist aged 33 was in previous good health. He needed a laparoscopic left inguinal hernia at the Southampton NHS Treatment Centre on 10 April 2015 because of what was considered to be a soft, non-tender, and easily reducible lump in the area of his groin. It was supposed […]
Julie Coakley was a client of Moore Blatch (now Moore Barlow) who lost her sight as a result of a negligent delay in diagnosis of meningitis. The compensation award enabled her to continue her work as a glass artist, including making a piece for our Gateway Southampton office. Learn more about her inspiring story here […]
Mr X a London based train driver aged 47 began to suffer from extreme shooting back pain and reduced sensation in his genital area in December 2013. He consulted with his General Practitioner and sent for an urgent MRI scan with a referral made for him to see a Neurosurgeon at Y Hospital NHS Trust. […]
Moore Blatch has been recognised by The Times in its prestigious Best Law Firms 2020 list , with a commendation for the firm’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams. This recognition comes after leading industry publication The Lawyer also cited Moore Blatch as a top UK law firm.
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.
Moore Blatch has successfully represented a mother of three who was left almost completely blind after University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust delayed her appointments. Despite her deteriorating sight, the Trust failed to initiate a programme of follow-up and treatment and it was not until 18 months later that she was told her sight loss […]
The Claimant pursued a claim for damages against XXX Trust for their failure to treat primary open-angle glaucoma as a result of which the Claimant had gone blind. The Claimant had no family history of glaucoma. She noticed that her eyesight was beginning to deteriorate at the end of 2015 and in June 2016 after […]
Moore Blatch have obtained £120,000 compensation for a client who developed neuropathic neck pain following surgery to remove a benign neck lipoma at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth in June 2013. Mr K, then aged 53, alleged that he was not given full and proper advice about the risk of neuropathic pain being caused by surgery […]
The Claimant pursued a claim for damages against a Hospital Trust for their failure to treat primary open-angle glaucoma as a result of which the Claimant had gone blind. The Claimant attended an ophthalmic clinic and was diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma and was advised to attend an Eye Hospital for treatment. Although an […]
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, […]
As World Cerebral Palsy Day approaches on 6 October 2019, Moore Blatch support all those with cerebral palsy, and call for early intervention and support for those families affected by this condition which can have a wide range of impact. From our position as clinical negligence solicitors, we work with those affected by cerebral palsy […]
Meningitis is a very serious infectious disease which can lead to brain damage and lifelong disability if it is not quickly diagnosed.
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 […]
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 […]
You may have seen coverage on BBC South this week regarding Open Sight Hampshire’s petition to make it mandatory for all children to have an eye test before starting school. Open Sight, Hampshire’s principal charity for the visually impaired, have explained the reasons for the petition as follows: “Shockingly, 12% of children in the UK […]
Take a moment to listen to Tirina’s story as a result of medical negligence in diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina syndrome. Find out how our clinical negligence solicitors helped her.
Better news than expected for clinical negligence claimants following the government’s review of the discount rate to -0.25%, but continued frustration over accommodation claims. The government has announced a change to the “discount rate” (the expected rate of return on investments) which is applied to claims for future losses. Having been changed from a longstanding […]
Our client, JN, was 52 years old when she presented to hospital with headache, vomiting, generalised abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Members of her family remember that she was also confused and that this was reported to the clinical staff. JN’s condition deteriorated and two days later a suspected diagnosis of HSE was reached. Treatment with […]
If passed, the government’s proposals to extend the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) fast track to cover most civil cases up to ¬£100,000 will enable insurance companies to save millions of pounds. In response, law firms will undoubtedly need to re-evaluate their caseloads and consider the most cost-effective ways to approach a claim, with the victim […]
NG was discovered to be in a breech presentation in utero and her mother underwent a successful external cephalic version to turn her, at 37 weeks gestation. NG was born on 13 September 2007 and her hips were stated to be normal at a newborn examination. She did not undergo any follow up tests at […]
What is the definition of an orthopaedic injury? Put simply, an orthopaedic injury is any deformity/disorder/disease of the skeleton (bones) or its connecting structures, such as muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments. What are the levels of orthopedic injury? There are varying levels of injury to your bones from very serious to minor: Fractures Spinal deformities […]
World Encephalitis Day is taking place this year on 22 February. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that affects up to 6000 people in the UK every year. Tim Spring, Chair of the Trustees at the Encephalitis Society and Head of Health Care and Clinical Negligence at Moore Blatch, urges greater awareness of the […]
You may recall last year there were serious incidents reported regarding cervical and breast cancer screening programmes, when thousands of women were found not to have been sent invitations.
Last week I blogged about the government’s newly announced Long Term Plan for NHS England which was introduced earlier this month.
It is a relief to hear the ongoing Brexit saga has not entirely consumed all of the civil service’s time these last two years. This month, the government launched the NHS long-term plan to much fanfare.
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 […]
National law firm Moore Blatch is calling for greater support for ophthalmology patients from across the Isle of Wight and the South East following a recognition by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of the significant shortage of optometrist consultants in the UK.
It is World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14 November 2018. Sadly Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered to be amongst the most pressing concerns in the NHS as prevalence levels continue to increase dramatically.
The 11th October 2018 is World Sight Day (WSD), an annual day of awareness to focus attention on blindness and visual impairment.
Coming to terms with the fact that a doctor or hospital has been negligent in their treatment of you is often hard to deal with. Bringing a claim against the NHS, a GP or a private doctor can be a difficult decision for people and there is a misapprehension in the press that such claims […]
A 12-year-old girl, who was left with brain injuries – after her delivery was negligently managed at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, in 2005 – has been awarded one of the largest ever clinical negligence settlements.
A new study carried out by the University College London performed between 2005 and 2014 analysed data of 5 million births.
Take a moment to listen to Jo’s story as a result of negligent knee surgery after she had a road traffic injury. Find out how our clinical negligence solicitors can help you.
It is no secret the NHS is in slipping deeper and deeper into financial crisis – more so now than ever before in its 70 year history.
Dr Mala Sidebottom has secured compensation for a 52 year old man who underwent spinal surgery in 2004, resulting in sexual dysfunction and bowel and bladder disturbance.
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.
Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH), also known as hereditary haemochromatosis, is an inherited condition in which a faulty gene causes the body to absorb too much iron from the diet.
Hear Louis’ story following a delay in diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis. Find out how our clinical negligence solicitors can help you.
Our client SP has recovered over £3,000,000 in compensation following a misdiagnosis of Cauda Equina syndrome in 2011. Find out how our clinical negligence solicitors helped with the claim.
The nation’s best loved institution. 70 years is a long time to endure at a time in this nation’s history of unprecedented and very rapid change. Conceived and introduced in the post-war era in recognition of sacrifices made, offering free health care to all. The country it serves has changed so much in that time: […]
This factsheet explains what to do in the unlikely event something does go wrong; the background to bringing a clinical negligence claim, what bringing a claim involves, the procedure for bringing a claim, and what exactly can be claimed.
An 11 year old girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury as a result of negligence during her delivery has successfully obtained court approval of interim payments totalling in excess of £1.3m.
Our client SP has recovered over £3,000,000 in compensation following a misdiagnosis of cauda equina syndrome in 2011.
Moore Blatch have obtained a settlement of £130,000 for a client who suffered injury as a result of delayed management of cauda equina syndrome.
MP’s reported today what many of us medical negligence specialists are all too acutely aware of – that NHS Trusts have a ‘prevailing attitude of defensiveness when things go wrong, and a reluctance to admit mistakes’.
Mrs C has recovered compensation following wrist surgery carried out in 2010.
Take a moment to hear Elisabeth’s story and testimonial for Moore Blatch.
Mrs J will receive £1m compensation after an ambulance crew failed to take her to hospital for assessment after she developed symptoms of cauda equina syndrome. The delay in treatment led to Mrs J developing serious physical disabilities and being unable to continue her career.
Moore Blatch have obtained £140,000 compensation for a client whose fracture was inappropriately managed at Southampton General Hospital, causing him to undergo an unnecessary hip replacement at the age of 27.
Ms S has recovered compensation following a procedure to resurface her hip in 2009, which resulted in an infection that severely damaged her leg and hip, leaving her unable to walk or work and requiring extensive care on a daily basis.
Moore Blatch’s leading clinical negligence team has provided expert written evidence to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee for its inquiry into the Cost of Clinical Negligence in Trusts.
Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm with offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has been widely recognised in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, for 15 of its work areas and 40 of its solicitors.
Mr C was referred to Hospital by his GP with a possible left inguinal hernia. He was seen in Outpatients by a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon who diagnosed bilateral inguinal hernias and listed him for a laparoscopic (key hole surgery) bilateral inguinal hernia repair.
In 2006 D received a donor kidney by way of transplant. Following surgery he was prescribed cyclosporine as an anti-rejection agent. Initially the transplant was successful and he achieved a degree of stable renal function.
T, aged 67 years at the material time, claimed damages for personal injury suffered as a result of the negligence of Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Dr JG
Moore Blatch have obtained compensation of £360,000 for a family who lost their husband and father of four children due to his GP’s negligent failure to refer him on for investigation after he passed blood in his urine. Mr X subsequently died as a result of metastatic renal cancer.
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 […]
Mrs ST presented to hospital in October 2007 with confusion, headache, weakness and nausea. Her husband, who accompanied her, felt that she was a ‘different person’. She was diagnosed with benign tension headache secondary to a viral illness and discharged.
The National Audit Office has today published its long-awaited report into why costs to the NHS associated with medical negligence cases continue to rise, despite several initiatives designed to lower them.
Mrs F was rendered blind as a result of negligent cataract surgery.
Mrs C was rendered blind as a result of negligent treatment by her optician. Mrs C started to experience visual problems in her right eye. She saw what appeared to be little black twigs floating in her field of vision. She telephoned her usual opticians to report the problem and to arrange an eye examination. […]
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 […]
In these times of austerity when the NHS faces perhaps its greatest challenge yet trying to meet incessantly rising patient demand with dwindling financial and human resources it is tempting for patients (at least those who can afford it) to look to the private health sector for salvation.
A keen motorcyclist, the claimant enjoyed being a member of his local motorcycle club, which he had attended. One day on his journey home the claimant was involved in a road traffic accident at around 8.00pm, in which he sustained open fractures of the tibia and fibula bones in his left lower leg with a […]
Moore Blatch have obtained over £300,000 compensation for a client who suffered from negligent treatment after a fall from a ladder resulted in her breaking both legs.
Over 3 million people in the UK have diabetes and the disease accounts for around 10% of our annual healthcare spend.
Mr X aged 77 and a retired carpenter/joiner had been active, fit, and mobile and without medical problems became becoming confused and disorientated one day in October 2000.
The circumstances in which Miss A came to sustain her brain damage are as follows. Her mother, was admitted to Hospital with spontaneous rupture of membranes in labour, this being her first pregnancy, at the age of 18. At around 03:45, a fetal bradycardia developed and Miss A was born in poor condition at 04:08. […]
Dr Mala Sidebottom has recovered six-figure damages for an 87 year-old whose revision hip surgery in 2010 went disastrously wrong.
Mrs T has recovered more than £300,000 in compensation following her husband’s death to bowel cancer.
Take a moment to hear from John Clark, one of our clients who suffered from Cauda Equina syndrome. In this video, John explains how he has been affected by the condition, his desire to seek answers as to why it had happened and the role that Moore Blatch played to help John with his rehabilitation […]
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a life-changing condition whereby the nerves at the bottom of the spine get compressed, which if left undiagnosed is a medical emergency. Maya Sushila, partner at Moore Blatch explains in more detail.
Medical negligence claims arise when a medical professional has failed to take reasonable care in treating or diagnosing a patient. Vicky Hydon, partner at Moore Blatch talks through the process of a bringing a claim for compensation.
Mr L has recovered compensation following a second hip dislocation in 2016.
Glaucoma is an ophthalmic disease which can affect and damage the optic nerve (connecting the eye to the brain). It can lead to permanent loss of vision if left undetected and untreated, and is the main cause of permanent blindness in the UK.
It was recently reported in the Sunday Times that the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, an NHS body which plans health services for the London Borough, proposes to stop one of the most common NHS operations as part of cost-cutting measures. It reportedly blames rising demand from an ageing population. In future, it is suggested the […]
Loss of vision or visual impairment can be one of the most devastating and frightening things that can ever happen to you. The human eyes are an extraordinary organ. They make approximately 200,000 movements per day and are able to distinguish around 10 million colours. The impact of having this all taken away can be […]
Mr JC recovered compensation following deficiencies in the care he received, resulting in the development of cauda equina syndrome, leaving him with serious physical consequences and an inability to continue working.
Today, Lord chancellor Liz Truss announced that the discount rate applied to personal injury compensation payments will be slashed to -0.75%. The new rate, reduced from the current 2.5%, comes into effect on 20 March. It is the first amendment to the rate since 2001.
This December I took part in a Christmas gift wrapping fundraising activity at Foyles Bookstore, Charing Cross branch, in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Moore Blatch Clinical Negligence Solicitor, Dr Mala Sidebottom, has recovered compensation for the parents of a baby girl who died hours after her birth.
When an individual successfully brings a personal injury or clinical negligence claim, they will typically be awarded a lump sum payment known as ‘damages’. The purpose of those damages is to put the injured person, as best as possible, back into the position they would have been had the accident or clinical negligence not occurred. […]
One of Moore Blatch’s clinical negligence solicitors, Dr Mala Sidebottom, has recovered compensation for the mother of a stillborn baby boy.
When you have suffered a serious injury that wasn’t your fault your world can be turned upside down. You may be thrown into an environment that isn’t familiar and this can be scary. Our blog post today goes through some of the key stages that we go through with you when bringing about a claim […]