Personal Injury News Updates
Personal injuries are all too commonplace and on many occasions it will not be the fault of the victim.
The good news is that under most circumstances, victims of personal injuries can claim compensation to cover costs they incurred.
Below are headlines related to personal injury, with many outlining how the victim has successfully claimed compensation.
- Created on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:30
A 58 year old woman from the North West is taking legal action against her dentist after he failed to diagnose cancer, instead recommending management of the complaint with mouthwash.
The woman first visited the dentist regarding the problem in June 2008, but was not referred to hospital for almost a year, by which time she had seriously invasive cancer.
She underwent a programme of treatment and surgery to remove the affected areas, which included her lymph nodes, and then underwent a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
- Created on Monday, 28 January 2013 09:51
The mother of a teenager who was left brain damaged has successfully claimed £7.1million in damages after a 14 year battle with the hospital for medical negligence compensation.
Her son Charlie was born with Cerebral Palsy after it is believed the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck for 20 minutes undetected by medical staff. He was starved of oxygen for 55 minutes and is unable to walk or talk and will require care for his entire life.
- Created on Monday, 04 February 2013 14:15
A mother of two has won a multi-million pound settlement from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a routine operation left her paralysed.
The woman was recovering following the operation when a junior doctor damaged the nerves in her spinal cord during a follow-up procedure.
- Created on Friday, 04 January 2013 10:49
A Manchester man has been awarded £9,000 in compensation following dental negligence at a Manchester hospital.
The man was referred to the hospital after suffering agonising pain, and was supposed to have 3 teeth removed in an operation. Afterwards he noticed that an extra tooth had been removed by mistake.
The man required remedial treatment including an implant crown that needs replacing every 15 years. The hospital admitted the mistake and the compensation was agreed in an out of court settlement.