Our client, a widow from New Romney in Kent, brought a claim arising out of the death of her elderly husband after he was discharged from the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford in February 2014 with a large pericardial effusion and died within hours at home.Continue reading this article
Our Client, a 34 year old woman from Maidstone, Kent, was admitted to Tunbridge Wells Hospital on the 24th February 2012 with suspected appendicitis.
There was a delay in her being admitted to the surgical ward of around 17 hours. As a result she was left on a trolley waiting to be taken to theatre in the Accident & Emergency Department over night. Continue reading this article
Our client, a woman from Aylesford, Kent, lost her husband in December 2012 (aged 66).
In October 2012 the deceased began to experience chest pain and was taken to Maidstone Hospital. There he was assessed and then discharged home with a prescription for Amoxicillin and no follow-up. Two months later he suffered a myocardial infarction whilst in bed next to his wife. His children attempted to resuscitate him, however this was unsuccessful and he was later pronounced dead. A post mortem confirmed the cause of death to be ischaemic heart disease.Continue reading this article
Our client, a 54 year old man from Crawley, developed a spontaneous DVT in November 2007. He attended on his GP on a couple of a occasions but was (non-negligently) not diagnosed.Continue reading this article
Our client, Mr B, was admitted to the intensive therapy unit at the QEQM Hospital, MArgate, Kent suffering from acute pancreatitis.
A guide wire from a femoral central line inserted after admission was left in situ. The line should not have been left in and should have been detected before Mr B was discharged from hospital.Continue reading this article
Following our previous article relating to this claim, dated 27.03.13, in which we confirmed that liability had been admitted by the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, we are now pleased to report that a good settlement has been achieved for our client who lives in Gillingham, Kent.Continue reading this article
Our client, a 40 year old woman at the time, underwent a hysterectomy at the Medway Maritime Hospital on 26.07.10. She was subsequently discharged home, but returned to hospital on 05.08.10 with increasing pain in her left leg and abdomen.Continue reading this article
Our client, then a 32 year old woman, underwent an operation at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital in December 2007 without being given any adequate pre- or post-operative thromboprophylaxis treatment (i.e. anticoagulant medication such as Clexane or Warfarin).Continue reading this article
Our client, aged 22, came under the care of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust towards the end of her pregnancy, and was admitted for observation.Continue reading this article