Mrs L from Devon went to her local Accident and Emergency Department with crippling back pain. The junior doctor who saw her in A&E was worried that she showed signs of cauda equina, a very serious mediacl condition involving pressure on the spinal cord, which can lead to paralysis. Despite that concern, a more senior member of the team decided Mrs L should be sent home with painkillers and without any further investigation or scans. It transpired that she did indeed have the condition, which sadly left her disabled and in constant pain, despite extensive surgery to the spine.
Mrs L consulted our hospital mistake specialists and solicitor, Sam Robson brought a failure to diagnose negligence claim against the hospital.
The medical negligence claim succeeded and Sam was able to secure a compensation settlement of over £400,000 for Mrs L.
The legal costs of the claim were also paid by the hospital.
Sam helped to set up a trust fund to ensure that Mrs L’s compensation money was properly protected and invested safely for her needs throughout her life.