Location: Leeds City Centre
- Clinical Negligence
Ami is a Solicitor within our Clinical Negligence team.
Ami provides invaluable support and assistance to the clinical negligence team. She handles early stage investigations of new clinical negligence cases, and has regular contact with clients, specialist medico-legal experts and Barristers to progress claims efficiently.
Contact Ami for free initial advice if you have concerns about medical treatment that either you or someone close to you has had.
Delayed Diagnosis - settlement in the sum of £20,000.00
We recently acted on behalf of Miss D whose diagnosis and treatment of a tendon injury to her right ring finger was delayed due to an error by clinicians in an Accident and Emergency department.
Miss D sustained a deep laceration to the base of her right ring finger. We obtained expert evidence from a Consultant in Emergency Medicine who confirmed that there had been a failure to carry out an assessment of the tendon to an acceptable standard and to diagnose the flexor digitorum superficialis ‘FDS’ tendon injury to her finger.
We also obtained expert evidence from Hand Surgeon who confirmed that as a result of the failure to diagnose the initial injury Miss D developed a swan neck deformity to her finger which caused her functional and cosmetic problems.
Liability was admitted and a negotiated settlement of £20,000 was reached.
Delayed Diagnosis - settlement in the sum of £4,000.00
We acted on behalf of Miss J who experienced unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of delayed diagnosis and removal of a retained placenta following delivery of her third child.
Two months after the delivery Miss J experienced severe abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding and attended her local Accident and Emergency department. Blood samples were taken and Miss J was discharged home without a follow up appointment. Miss J experienced an increase in her symptoms and returned to hospital, an external examination was performed and she was again discharged without a follow up.
Miss J remained concerned and visited her GP who suspected a retained placenta and referred her for an ultrasound scan. The scan confirmed the presence of the retained placenta and Miss J required a surgical evacuation.
The Trust admitted a failure to investigate the cause of Miss J’s bleeding and that there was a delay in the management of her condition.
A negotiated settlement in the sum of £4,000 was reached to take account of the fact that Miss J had endured an entirely avoidable, though modest period of 41 days pain and suffering.
Delayed Diagnosis - settlement in the sum of £1,500.00
We acted on behalf of Mrs R who experienced unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of delayed diagnosis and removal of a retained placenta following delivery of her first child.
Mrs R attended a Maternity Assessment Unit three days post-delivery as she was experiencing postpartum bleeding. There was a failure to investigate the cause of the bleeding, to perform an internal examination or ultrasound scan to investigate the possibility of a retained placenta.
Mrs R continued to experience postpartum bleeding and severe abdominal pain for a further month until the retained placenta was identified following an ultrasound scan performed at a separate hospital. Mrs R underwent a surgical removal of the retained placenta.
The Trust admitted a failure to investigate the cause of Mrs R’s bleeding and a negotiated settlement of £1,500 was reached to take account of the fact that Mrs R had endured an entirely avoidable period of pain and suffering for one month.
Other clinical negligence team successes include:
- Cerebral Palsy: A Child -v- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust– £7.45 million;
- A Child -v- The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - £6.7 million.
- Erb’s Palsy settlements: £215,000, £225,000, £375,000.
- Delay in diagnosis of cancer: £75,000.
- Complications following bariatric surgery: £50,000.
- Delay in diagnosis of hip injury: £360,000.