£2.6 million settlement for paralysed clinical negligence claimant13 Aug 2019 | Ben Posford
In April 2016 Osbornes secured damages of £2.6m for a 76-year-old man who sustained a spinal haematoma and subsequent cauda equina spinal cord injury after his recovery from a routine surgical procedure went badly wrong. The claimant was left unable to walk due to the untimely administration of an anticoagulant causing bleeding within the spinal canal, and hospital staff failed to recognise what had happened until the damage to the spinal cord was irreversible.
Following investigations into breach of duty and causation, the defendant NHS Trust conceded that they were liable. Partner and head of catastrophic injury Ben Posford was able to secure interim payments for the Claimant with which he purchased a bungalow, began work on adaptations, purchased aids and equipment including an all-terrain wheelchair, paid for private case management and a range of therapies and medical procedures, and began the establishment of a professional care regime.
Speaking following the settlement, the claimant’s family said that the record damages award enabled the claimant to look towards having a new lease of life, surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and with the financial support to play as full a part in their lives as possible.
If you would like to speak with us about a spinal injury you have suffered or any medical negligence issue contact Ben Posford, Head of the Serious Injury department at Osbornes Solicitors. You can contact Ben by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 020 7485 8811.
Related InsightsVIEW ALL
Trusts of Land
What are trusts of land? Property ownership is not always a straightforward legal issue, particularly where the parties are cohabitees...Read more
Right to Light Law
Right to Light Law in the UK Property owners have a legal right to light as set out in the...Read more
Landlords and the Dangers of Rent-to-Rent
Rent-to-Rent refers to the practice of landlords letting a whole property to a tenant (usually a limited company), which is...Read more
The uncertainties of beginning a building project now
The construction industry is seeing a perfect storm at the moment with labour shortages following Brexit and material costs which...Read more
Injured London cyclist receives settlement and medical treatment
Cycling accident lawyer, Laura Swaine, recently settled a claim for an injured cyclist who sustained serious injuries to her wrist...Read more
Settlement of a case following serious injuries caused...
The Clinical Negligence team at Osbornes Law have recently negotiated the settlement of a case in which our client sustained...Read more
How to get a divorce
Step-by-step Guide to Getting Divorced In April 2022, new no-fault divorce rules replaced the old fault-based system in England and Wales....Read more
Immediate, Non-Deferrable and Unqualified
Judgment was handed down on 04 May 2022 in the Court of Appeal in an important case regarding the main housing duty....Read more
My ex has cut me off during divorce
Unfortunately, it is far too common that when a client says it’s over, their spouse with the “purse strings”...Read more
How the Court views loans from parents during...
A frequent issue in financial divorce cases is a loan from a spouse’s parent, often to pay legal fees,...Read more
Mesher Orders Explained
What is a Mesher order? A Mesher Order allows the sale of the family home to be postponed in a...Read more
Top 10 Major Highway Code Changes for Cyclists
New Highway Code rules for cyclists At the end of January 2022, the Highway Code was updated to make British roads...Read more
Settlement reached for cyclist client after insurers deny...
Personal Injury specialist, Laura Swaine, recently settled a cycling injury claim following the driver fleeing the accident site and refusing...Read more
Calls for Public Inquiry into Vaginal Mesh Surgery
A leading professor from the University of Oxford has called for a public inquiry into the use of vaginal mesh...Read more
Severe abdominal pain prolonged due to failed surgery
Jodi Newton was instructed in a claim against London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust where our client suffered serious...Read more
Mediation or Arbitration: What’s best for me?
Few divorcing couples want to end up in court, which is why mediation and arbitration are faster and more effective...Read more
Vulnerable child wrongly assessed to be an adult
Upper Tribunal finds a vulnerable child to be 17 years old despite two flawed local authority age assessments which led to...Read more
Late Cancer Diagnosis Crisis Within NHS
The Health and Social Care Committee recently released a 52-page report on cancer services, expanding on the crisis in England (...Read more
The End of The Blame Game!
No-fault divorce will make divorce more amicable The divorce ‘blame game’ has been consigned to history and the long-awaited reforms...Read more
Divorcing couples reaching financial settlement through Private FDR
The Runaway Advantages of the Private FDR Our specialist lawyers are keen to ensure our divorcing clients achieve cost-effective outcomes...Read more
Stephanie Prior Comments on the Ockenden ‘Maternity Scandal’...
Following the publication of the Ockenden Report, an independent review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust,...Read more
NHS Gynaecology waiting lists rise due to coronavirus
It has been reported today in the press that as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, gynaecology waiting lists in...Read more
10 Interesting Facts About Same Sex Marriage and Divorce
Eight years after same-sex marriage was written into law, we’re taking a look at these major life events by...Read more
No-Fault Divorce Has Arrived!
Have you heard that breakup rates were exploding during the pandemic? New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...Read more