Delayed diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis led to total sight loss

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 […]

Bowel injury during hysterectomy

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 […]

Six figure compensation for facial nerve damage after ear reconstruction

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 […]

Six figure compensation relating to a delay in diagnosis of appendicitis

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 […]

Tiago Azevedo

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 […]

World Glaucoma Week 2021

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 […]

Compensation for an eight-year delay in receiving treatment for haemochromatosis

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

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.

Substantial six figure settlement relating to delay in diagnosis of bowel cancer

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 […]

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 […]

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I was impressed with the way the consultation was conducted, giving me the pros and cons of litigation.

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businesslike approach alongside a clear ability to understand and fully support their clients in difficult and stressful times.

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Moore Barlow’s ‘excellent’ clinical negligence team is skilled in handling the most complex catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence matters.

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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.

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The London team are highly experienced, very well established, and provide an excellent service.

World Stroke Day 2020

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 […]

Swift v Carpenter case – long awaited Court of Appeal decision secures re-housing costs

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 […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day 6 October 2020

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

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 […]

Moore Barlow supports first national Cauda Equina Syndrome awareness day

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

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 […]

Cauda Equina National Awareness Day 1st October 2020

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 […]

NHS Resolution annual report and accounts summary

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 […]

The Cumberlege report: informed consent revisited

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 […]

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 […]

Deborah Powlesland

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 […]

Natalie Hirst

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, […]

Victoria Jones

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 […]

Rheannie Madden

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 […]

Caroline Flashman

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 […]

Helen Goatley

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 […]

Sue Clark

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. […]

Bronwyn Rae-Le Bourn

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 […]

Ruth Hewitt

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 […]

Gillian Wickham

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 […]

Mamadou Barry

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 […]

Amie Ketteridge-Lowe

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. […]

Mala Sidebottom

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 […]

Karen Ubhi

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 […]

Abi Fletcher

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 […]

Paul Kingsley

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 […]

Tim Spring

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 […]

Vicky Hydon

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 […]

Denise Deakin

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 […]

Sarah Stanton

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 […]

Maya Sushila

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 […]

Brenda King

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 […]

Anne Cassidy

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 […]

£1.5 million settlement for 59-year-old woman in her claim against an NHS organisation

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 […]

Legal claim for blindness set to bring about real change in NHS service delivery

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 […]

Report on glaucoma patient delays released following call from local law firm

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 […]

Julie’s story

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 […]

Moore Blatch recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2020

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

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 secures £3.2 million compensation for mother of three

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 […]

Neuropathic pain following neck surgery

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 […]

Compensation settlement received for loss of vision

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 […]

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, […]

Meningitis

Meningitis is a very serious infectious disease which can lead to brain damage and lifelong disability if it is not quickly diagnosed.

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 […]

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 […]

Open Sight Hampshire Petition for Mandatory Eye Tests for Children

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 […]

Tirina’s story

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.

It’s about time the government helped the NHS, not the insurance industry

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 […]

A guide to orthopaedic negligence claims

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  […]

Placing Encephalitis Treatment on the Clinical Radar

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 […]

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 […]

Moore Blatch calls for greater support for ophthalmology patients

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.

£23m compensation awarded to 12-year-old

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.

Jo’s story

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.

Genetic Haemochromatosis

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.

Louis’ story

Hear Louis’ story following a delay in diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis. Find out how our clinical negligence solicitors can help you.

Sam’s story

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.

1948-2018: Happy 70th Birthday NHS

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: […]

Clinical negligence

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.

£1.3m interim award for brain injured child

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.

Elisabeth’s story

Take a moment to hear Elisabeth’s story and testimonial for Moore Blatch.

Moore Blatch celebrates record year in Legal 500 rankings

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.

Settlement following general surgery for a hernia resulting in injury

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.

Kidney transplant failure to prevent rejection

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.

£360,000 compensation due to GP’s negligent failure

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.

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 […]

Failure to diagnose detached retina resulting in blindness

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 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 […]

Fit for a King?

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.

Diabetes

Over 3 million people in the UK have diabetes and the disease accounts for around 10% of our annual healthcare spend.

Cerebral Palsy resulting from birth injury

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.  […]

John’s story

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 claims

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

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.

Funding for cataract surgery

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 […]

Let’s support the RNIB

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 […]

Compensation for the loss of a loved one – how are damages quantified?

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. […]