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Clinical Negligence Claims

Clinical Negligence Lawyers London

"Stephanie is experienced, knowledgeable of all aspects of clinical negligence work, and strategic in running cases."

Chambers UK 2019

Clinical Negligence Claims

Osbornes Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors in London – we are here to help

If you have been injured due to a medical accident, you will want help getting your life back on track. That means help from a medical negligence specialist you can trust. One who understands your particular needs and has the skills to deliver the best result. Our job is win your case and to obtain the maximum compensation in the minimum time. But how we go about it will be tailored to you, because it is also about getting the right treatment, rehabilitation and expert evidence at the right time in your recovery. It is about keeping you at the centre of the process without it dominating your life.

I cannot praise Osbornes as a company enough, especially Stephanie Prior. The way she handled our case which was a law suit that at the time myself and my family had no fight or energy In us to fight as all I wanted was my wife to be back . I am now a single father raising our daughter by myself due to negligence from one of the biggest medical services in the country. Their understanding and patience was so helpful the way they understood that this was not about the money for us . They took it over and fought for 6 years to get as much evidence together which has truly helped my daughters future only financially as know amount of money can bring her mother / my wife back but the handling of it all was so personal and at times I felt I almost had a new friend and it wasn’t about business for them it was about the principle of what happened. For this I will always remember Osbornes but most importantly Stephanie Prior. Thank you to the whole team and I will recommend you to friends, strangers and family” Mr R

We specialise in the higher value and more serious injury cases, but can help with the full range of medical negligence claims: from relatively minor injuries to catastrophic and life changing injuries such as spinal cord damage and brain injury.

Stephanie Prior heads up the Clinical Negligence department. Ben Posford Partner, also specializes in medical negligence claims particularly Cauda Equina cases and spinal cord injuries. The department specializes in all types of medico-legal claims including:

  • Obstetric negligence;
  • Birth Injuries to mother
  • Birth Injuries to child
  • Fatal Medicine claims
  • Wrongful births
  • Spinal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • General Practitioner claims
  • Fatal Claims
  • Inquests
  • Requesting and obtaining a second post mortem
  • Anaesthetic & surgical negligence claims
  • Failure to diagnose/Delay in diagnosis claims
  • General Medical Claims
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Nursing Care Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Orthopaedic Claims
  • Claims against private doctors/hospitals

Our lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Stephanie Prior is an accredited member of the AvMA Clinical Negligence Legal Panel and a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel. Ben Posford is the elected Secretary of APIL’s national Damages Special Interest Group.

Our commitment to you:

We will:

  1. Offer you a face-to-face appointment before taking the case on.
  2. Assess your case at Partner level to make sure you are getting the best advice  before we start your claim.
  3. Advise you at the outset about the prospects of success, the value of the claim and timescale, and confirm that in writing.
  4. Keep you informed of progress and consult you about all decisions relating to your case.
  5. If we take your case on, run your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement.
  6. Ensure that your case worker is available by means of a direct dial telephone number and a personal email address to discuss the case with you.
  7. Nominate a supervisor for your case worker and tell you who that person is.  We will then be able to advise you on whether or not you can make a claim for compensation.

Recent Successful Case

Osbornes Law were instructed to pursue a claim against Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust for injury caused during treatment received whilst our client was under their care in 2014.

Our client (DB) was diagnosed with a full rectal prolapse that required surgery in January 2015. The operation was performed in March and was successful in terms of the prolapse. However, DB’s left ureter was accidentally cut during this operation and this went unnoticed. No note of this was made in the operation notes and no mention of it was made post-operatively.

Two days after the operation DB had a high temperature and following investigations it was discovered that DB had a chest infection. In fact, DB was suffering from a urinary tract infection but fortunately, the antibiotics she was given were also effective against this. DB began to complain of abdominal pain four days after the surgery but doctors attributed this to her wounds and DB was discharged home when the infection seemed to subside.

DB attended Chelsea & Westminster Hospital A&E department with a 5 day history of urine incontinence on 12 April 2015. She was discharged in order to attend an outpatient appointment with her surgeon but returned to A&E three days later as she had increasing abdominal pain. The incontinence issue had resolved by this point. It was noted that she had a distended abdomen and the working diagnosis at the time was one of suprapubic peritonitis and sepsis. Blood tests revealed infection and a further CT scan showed there was an abscess in the pelvis that was subsequently drained. Further investigations followed as DB continued to have a high temperature and a nephrostomy was performed. DB underwent further procedures over the next few months, including the insertion and removal of a ureteric stent, the replacement of a mid-ureteric stent and a ureteric re-implantation in September 2015.

Following her discharge DB felt low in mood and attended her GP in January 2016. In February DB reported bladder problems. She developed recurrent urinary tract infections. DB was anxious as she was concerned that the stent, inserted in the ureteric re-implantation procedure in September 2015, had not yet been removed.  The stent, which should have been removed within 6-8 weeks following the operation, was eventually removed in September 2016. However, in October 2016 it was noted that DB had already developed two hernias secondary to the re-implantation procedure. DB therefore had to undergo a further operation to correct these.

Expert evidence was obtained a Consultant Urologist and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon. Following the serving of a Letter of Claim, the Trust admitted liability and made an early Part 36 offer in the sum of £40,000, which was not accepted by the Claimant.

A joint settlement meeting followed where the claim was settled in the amount of £100,000. A letter of apology was also provided by the NHS Trust addressed to the Claimant.

Our solicitor: Stephanie Prior, Partner, Head of Clinical Negligence

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