There’s nothing more important than your health. So when issues arise that potentially threaten your wellbeing, you rightly place your trust in medical professionals. But what happens when trusted medical professionals fail to treat you with the right care or skill you deserve, resulting in injury or illness? This is what’s commonly known as medical negligence or malpractice. And although claims like these aren’t simple to prove, individuals who’ve fallen victim to this type of situation are often entitled to sue and receive much-needed compensation. Tanya’s story is one of many successful medical negligence claims we’ve handled.
After being referred to numerous specialists and surgeons Tanya was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis in her wrist. Following her diagnosis, Tanya’s doctor prescribed a medication known as Sulfasalazine – a drug that can cause complications for certain individuals – without testing her blood first. As a result, Tanya developed a skin rash and nausea, and was admitted to hospital where she demonstrated abnormal liver function and contracted a skin swelling condition known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It was at this point Tanya turned to Law Partners and met with one of our senior lawyers.
Getting to know Tanya and her family
Prior to her extreme reaction to the prescribed medication, Tanya prided herself on being an active mum to her three children. She loved her physical fitness and would regularly visit the gym and run socially. However Tanya’s solicitor and his team soon discovered that Tanya’s active lifestyle was dramatically impacted. Her skin condition stopped her from spending extended periods outside in the sun and the development of chronic lethargy forced her to rely on her partner and children for physical support.
Tanya’s successful claim
The good news is that eventually Tanya made a strong recovery, however this made it difficult to claim damages and meant Tanya’s case was one that many solicitors wouldn’t take on. We completely understood the physical and emotional struggle Tanya had experienced as well as the significant financial losses she had suffered, so we made a commitment to her that we would do everything possible to support her despite the risks. After taking time to fully understand Tanya’s personal circumstances and the impact her condition had had on her life, our team built a strong case around expert medical evidence. They succeeded in winning damages for Tanya, so that she could continue focussing on her recovery and enjoying her active lifestyle once again.
Clients' names and images have been changed to protect their privacy.