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Patient developed ‘full thickness skin loss’ pressure sores due to hospital’s failures and poor nutritional support

A 53-year-old man who developed ‘significant’ pressure sores whilst an inpatient at Hull Royal Infirmary has been awarded £22,500 damages following legal representation from Hudgell Solicitors. It comes after Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (now Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) admitted failing to take appropriate measures to prevent sores from developing after […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry: Zahra’s Birth Trauma Experience

Zahra was one of more than 20 clients of Hudgell Solicitors to submit a statement to the Parliamentary Birth Trauma Inquiry, describing her own experience, and the impact it had on her. Zahra said: I experienced a prolonged labour and should have had an emergency caesarean section to deliver my baby. Due to prolonged deceleration of […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry: Beata’s Birth Trauma Experience

Beata was one of more than 20 clients of Hudgell Solicitors to submit a statement to the Parliamentary Birth Trauma Inquiry, describing her own experience, and the impact it had on her. Beata said: I lost my baby at full term despite having been to the hospital on many occasions with concerns due to continuing, […]

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Seven-figure damages settlement for patient who suffered stroke after surgery

A hospital trust has paid a seven-figure damages settlement to a patient who suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery. The compensation settlement was agreed after the Trust involved admitted a surgeon damaged an artery during a procedure which caused the patient to suffer a stroke. The Trust denied any breach duty of care, saying the […]

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Hospital Trust agrees seven-figure compensation settlement for patient with rare metabolic disorder which ‘should have been diagnosed sooner’.

A South Yorkshire Hospital Trust has agreed a seven-figure compensation settlement with a patient who brought a legal claim against it after being left paralysed by a rare metabolic disorder. Despite the rareness of the condition – acute intermittent porphyria – it was alleged doctors at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust should have diagnosed it […]

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