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Home > News > Personal Injury News

11th August 2006

Successful Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

Clear Answers' solicitors have successfully claimed damages for a woman from Colchester after an accident for which she pursued a medical negligence compensation claim.

Diane Bowden dislocated her hip as a result of being given the wrong type of chair to use during bathing, whilst being rehabilitated at Beckingham Court Nursing Home in November 2001.

Mrs Bowden, aged 61, had recently undergone a hip replacement when the accident happened and due to the nature of the personal injury she sustained had to undergo a further operation which left her with a permanent deformity.

Insufficient Risk Assessment

Attributable to nerve compression, the client was left with a permanent foot drop that arose from the fact that Mrs Bowden's nurse had carried out an insufficient risk assessment on the chair that initiated the accident.

Clear Answers' solicitor Kashmir Uppal declared "Because of a lack of specialist knowledge by staff at the nursing home, Diane Bowden had to undergo further surgery, and as a result of compression of the nerve, she has been left with a permanent foot drop which is a significant deformity. The money therefore cannot compensate for this injury, but it will help to secure her future."

Mrs Bowden comments: I'm very angry that I have been left with this disability as a result of the nursing home's negligence. The nurse looking after me was not a specialist and had only two years training in general nursing. The compensation secured for me will certainly help me to cope going forward."

Compensation Claim

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of medical negligence? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a medical negligence compensation claim contact us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms. One of our representatives will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further within 24 hours (48 hours at weekends).

Please go to our Costs and Risks section for more detailed information on how Clear Answers will handle your claim and funding.

Alternative funding arrangements may apply in Northern Ireland due to differing procedures and Law Society regulations.

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