Roberts Jackson Settles Another Clinical Negligence Case for £200,000
For the second time this year Roberts Jackson Solicitors has settled a clinical negligence case for the sum of £200,000. The case was handled by Jennifer Corris, Associate and Solicitor at the award winning industrial disease and Clinical Negligence specialist firm.
The claimant suffered an injury to his left eye in 2006 when a piece of metal he was chiselling dislodged and flew into his eye. He attended A&E immediately after the accident where he explained his circumstances and that he was sure something had flown in to his eye. At this point he was examined by a health professional who allegedly, incorrectly diagnosed the Claimant as suffering from a corneal abrasion following an insufficient examination. He was thereafter discharged from hospital.
In 2010 the claimant began to suffer from blurred vision and returned to hospital complaining of blurred vision and irritability in the same eye. It was only at this stage that a correct and thorough examination was carried out revealing that there was a piece of metal still lodged in his eye. A surgical procedure was then formally carried out to remove the debris.
Unfortunately, by the time the metal was removed the Claimant had already developed Advanced Glaucoma, a condition that can lead the permanent blindness. The Claimant aged 30 lost all of the vision in his left eye and was advised that he would require surgery to remove the eye at some point in the future. A settlement was negotiated in the sum of £200,000 for pain, suffering, and loss of earnings, future loss of earnings and the eventual removal of the effected eye.
Case Handler, Associate and Solicitor, Jennifer Corris has commented with the following “This a sad set of circumstances and whilst we cannot change the past in cases such as this, I am pleased however that we have assisted the client in being able to secure part of his future”
If you have suffered due to clinical or dental negligence in the last 3 years, speak to Roberts Jackson to see what kind of settlement we can get for you 0808 252 5504.