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  • Brain Injury at Birth Due to Clinical Negligence

    20 October 2017

    ​W’s mother was right at the end of her first pregnancy when the baby stopped kicking. She went to the hospital. The midwife hooked her up to a CTG and reassured her all was well. So she went home. The next day the baby still had not moved. A good friend told W’s mum that this really was not right and urged her to return to the hospital. An emergency caesarean section was carried out. Baby W survived, but was in a poor condition and went on to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It turned out that the first CTG trace had actually been very abnormal – the placenta was not doing enough to support the baby as it got bigger.…

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  • Barlow Robbins Clinical Negligence Case Study – Brain Injury & Amputation

    06 October 2017

    L was struck down when crossing a road near her home by a car and suffered a simple fracture of the tibia. The case against the driver of the vehicle was disputed and he tried to suggest that Lauren was to blame for the accident for walking out in front of his vehicle.…

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  • Barlow Robbins Clinical Negligence Case Study – Brain Injury

    06 October 2017

    J was admitted to the Defendant hospital in the Easter holiday after suffering from absences due to mild epilepsy. ​For four days J was not seen to have a clinical assessment nor a CT scan, but had serious and deteriorating neurological problems.…

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  • New Judicial College Guidelines

    05 October 2017

    The starting point for assessing general damages in personal injury cases is of course by reference to the Judicial College Guidelines. On 17 September 2017, the Committee published the 14th edition of the Guidelines. …

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  • Inquests and Claims Assistance Brochure

    25 September 2017

    Barlow Robbins are experienced in fatal accident claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work or involving medical negligence. At a time when you will be grieving, there will be lots of things that you will have to deal with. We can relieve that burden for you by working alongside you.…

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  • Delayed Diagnosis of a Deep Vein Thrombosis

    14 September 2017

    Our client suffered a history of knee problems and therefore chose to undergo total knee replacement surgery. She had also suffered a history of leg swelling, therefore needed an ultrasound prior to surgery to check for the presence of any blood clots or Deep Vein Thrombosis (‘DVT’). The results came back clear and surgery took place.…

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  • Fractured Hip - Case Study

    14 September 2017

    We acted for an elderly gentleman who sustained a hip fracture. He was admitted to St Peter’s Hospital for an operation to treat the hip fracture. The gentleman was sadly suffering from dementia and should have been identified as being at high risk of falls. As a result of the Hospital’s negligence, the gentleman who fell from his hospital bed whilst recovering from this operation, sustained the secondary hip fracture. We established several failings in the standard of care provided by the Hospital and settled the matter without the need for Court proceedings at an early stage.…

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  • Fatal Delay in Diagnosing a Pulmonary Embolus

    14 September 2017

    Our client attended the Defendant hospital to have a ganglion cyst excised from her left wrist. Following the procedure she developed swelling in the right arm and was prescribed medication by her GP to reduce the swelling. She was advised by her GP and staff at the Defendant hospital that it was safe for her to travel by aeroplane to Turkey on holiday. She therefore proceeded to travel to Turkey the following month and during the four hour flight she developed swelling to other parts of her body including her hands, legs and face.…

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  • Spinal Cord Injury - Case Study

    17 August 2017

    We represented our client in respect of a delay in diagnosis of compression of his spinal cord, leading to paraplegia.…

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  • Cauda Equina Syndrome - Case Study

    17 August 2017

    Our client underwent surgery to reduce pressure on her spine (decompression procedure) to try and improve her ongoing back pain. This back pain was also limiting her mobility. During the surgery she unfortunately suffered a tear to the protective sheath around the spinal cord (dura) and this caused her sensory nerve roots to move out of place and one of them to be severed.…

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