Inadequate nursing care

Failure to monitor bilirubin levels

At birth Ross suffered from a medical condition which caused his bilirubin levels to rise. He required blood transfusions and phototherapy but the bilirubin levels were not monitored properly and were allowed to rise to unacceptably high levels. As a result Ross suffered permanent damage to his hearing.

Compensation: £55,000

 

Pressure sores

Following lengthy stay in hospital, Mr Moss developed pressure sores on the lower part of his back. He had to have surgery to remove damaged tissue and was left with two large wounds which subsequently became infected.

We pursued a claim for Mr Moss on the basis that better nursing care should and would have prevented pressure sores developing.

Compensation: £40,000

 

Fall in hospital

Having suffered a stroke which left him with partially sighted and with poor mobility, Mr Martyn was admitted to hospital for review. While making his bed, nursing staff placed Mr Martyn in a moulded plastic chair with no arms or sides. He fell out of the chair, suffering concussion and died shortly afterwards.

We pursued a claim on behalf of Mr Martyn’s family on the basis that his fall was caused by negligence in the nursing care that he received.

Compensation: £12,300

If you think you or a loved one may have a claim to compensation because of inadequate nursing care, please call us now on freephone 0800 321 3112 and speak in confidence to one of our medically qualified advisers. Alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you.

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