Cancer patient wins hospital negligence claim

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Cancer patient compensated for substandard treatment

Our client had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and undergone radiotherapy, chemotherapy and brachytherapy at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
Brachytherapy is often used in cervical cancer cases and involves radioactive material being inserted directly into the affected area.
Following her brachytherapy treatment she experienced pain in her back and shortness of breath. She was readmitted to hospital where she was diagnosed as having two pulmonary emboli. She remained in hospital for ten days and given anticoagulant treatment. However, when she was discharged, her condition deteriorated and she had to be readmitted. She was then diagnosed with an infection and prescribed antibiotics.
An investigation was undertaken by the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital which discovered that hospital staff had failed to administer venous thromboprophylaxis on the two occasions prior to her receiving brachytherapy treatment.
A hospital negligence claim was made and we agreed to undertake the legal work on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Fortunately the hospital appreciated the nature of the error and recognised that our client had a strong legal claim. This resulted in an early admission of legal liability being made.
The medical negligence resulted in our client suffering from from anxiety and stress at the thought of developing another pulmonary embolism. Expert medical evidence was obtained, including a  report from a respiratory physician.
Negotiations then took place resulting in a compensation package of £23,500 being agreed out of court.

We specialise in hospital negligence claims. We work on a No Win, No Fee basis so worries about legal costs should not prevent you from seeking the compensation you deserve. We offer a FREE case assessment service. Simply email brief details of your hospital negligence case to us at [email protected] and we will get straight back to you with our thoughts. Alternatively you can call us on 0333 888 0404.

Oliver Thorne

Oliver Thorne

Oliver is a campaigning medical negligence lawyer with a nationwide client base. He is spearheading the fight for justice of hundreds of British PIP breast implant victims in the French courts, while closer to home he deals with a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including birth injuries.
Oliver Thorne

Oliver Thorne

Oliver is a campaigning medical negligence lawyer with a nationwide client base. He is spearheading the fight for justice of hundreds of British PIP breast implant victims in the French courts, while closer to home he deals with a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including birth injuries.

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