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Orthopaedic Negligence Case Studies
Here you can read our case studies outlining how we have helped past clients who have suffered orthopaedic negligence.
If you are looking for information on how JMW can help you to make a claim yourself you can go directly to our orthopaedic negligence claims page here.
Rebecca Cahill, a specialist clinical negligence solicitor at JMW, supported 'James' through a case following a misdiagnosis of a scaphoid fracture, which left him with ongoing pain and stiffness. Rebecca secured a compensation settlement totalling £20,000 for James.
Melissa Gardner, a partner specialising in serious injury cases in JMW's clinical negligence team, secured £850.000 for a teenager who will have lifelong disabilities after a hip condition was not picked when she was a newborn.
Melissa Gardner, a partner specialising in clinical negligence at JMW, secured £1.35 million on behalf of a teenager who endured numerous operations and hospital stays due to the failure of a radiographer to interpret an X-ray correctly and pick up on a hip condition. The errors led to a delay in diagnosis and treatment and 'Freya' has been left with mobility problems which have curtailed her life.
Bryony Doyle, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, has secured £18,500 for a man who was left with restricted movement and pain in his wrist after a delay in diagnosing a scaphoid fracture.
Sally Leonards, a partner in the JMW clinical negligence department, obtained £2.25 million in compensation for a young man who suffered an appalling ordeal after a hip injury went undiagnosed after an inadequate examination by a doctor. 'Mark' was left severely disabled however the compensation will enable him to cope with the financial consequences of this.
Nineteen-year-old Hayley will require hip replacements when she is in her 40s after a hip injury sustained when she fell from her horse was not picked up. Sally Leonards, a partner in the JMW medical negligence team, secured Hayley £120,000 in compensation.
Case study of our client Michelle who JMW successfully represented.
Betty 77 lost her mobility and dignity in the final months of her life after doctors failed to diagnose a hip fracture. Tragically she died from cancer before her claim was concluded but JMW's Sophie Fox was successful in obtaining £18,500 in compensation for her family.
A hospital doctor failed to diagnose tendon damage in Steven’s hand after he fell and injured himself at work. As a result he did not receive appropriate treatment and was left with permanent pain, stiffness and reduced grip strength. Steven’s case was taken on by Nick Young and he was awarded £30,000 in compensation.
Margaret Rowbotham of Denton, Greater Manchester, is being represented by JMW medical negligence solicitor Melissa Gardner. Tameside Hospital has admitted its failures caused Margaret to fall and break her leg.
Mary, 31, was left with on-going pain and restricted movement after a delay in diagnosing a scaphoid fracture. Her case was taken on by JMW and she was awarded £80,000 in compensation.
A laceration caused by human teeth on Simon's knuckles was not treated correctly at his local hospital. As a result it became infected and he now suffers from arthritis.
When Roger reached puberty he started to get pain in his right knee and groin. His mother took him to the GP who felt that this may be growing pains. However, as his Mum wanted a second opinion, the GP made a routine orthopaedic referral to the local hospital.
Diane attended her GP complaining of increasing pain in both knees. An X - ray showed arthritic changes. Despite a number of steroid injections to both knees over the next 2 years Diane became quite debilitated by the continuing pain and was referred to an orthopaedic consultant.
Robert accidentally hit his left knee with a crow bar, badly damaging it. He already had some degenerative changes in the knee joint caused by osteoarthritis and it was decided that he required a total knee replacement, which was performed the same year.
Stuart was working as a Prison Officer when he fell playing football and injured his right wrist. He attended his local A+E Department that day where a series of X-rays, which did not include scaphoid views, were taken. The X-rays were reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist who failed to find an injury.
Kelly suffered from a congenital dislocation of the left hip (CDH) which was not diagnosed until she was 3 years old, routine investigations having failed to identify the CDH and despite her parents expressing concerns that she was not walking properly.