£53,000 Compensation For Loss Of Sight In One Eye
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In this case study, we are going to look at the case of Mr G who suffered a complete loss of sight in one eye. (We have shortened Mr G’s name to protect his privacy). Mr G experienced a complete loss of sight in one eye, due to his GP’s misdiagnosis of his temporal arteritis and other actions of medical negligence.
How did Mr G become Partially Sighted?
Mr G’s ordeal started when he started to experience pain in the jaw and temple and intermittent blindness in one eye. This carried on for 2 weeks, over which time he had also lost a lot of weight. Mr G visited his GP, and was told to tie a scarf around his face while he ate. A few days later, he telephoned NHS Direct complaining of pain in his temple. He was advised to see his GP two days later. On returning to his GP two days later, he complained that his symptoms had worsened and now he was experiencing a loss of sight and a loss of hearing. He was prescribed ear drops by his GP.
Unfortunately, things only worsened for Mr G beyond that point. Two weeks later, his symptoms worsened to the point that Mr G was unable to leave his home. Mr G was visited by his doctor, who agreed to write him a letter of referral to St Thomas’s Hospital. The GP told Mr G that he had to collect the letter from the surgery, despite Mr G making it clear that he was not well enough to collect the letter. He was not able to visit the surgery to collect the letter until nearly 10 days later when he found to his dismay that the letter had not been written. On returning the next day, Mr G demanded a letter of referral and was immediate. At that point, an urgent referral was made to St Thomas’s Hospital.
Mr G was hospitalised as an inpatient for 6 days and was diagnosed with temporal arteritis. He underwent a temporal artery biopsy and was treated with steroids. Although Mr G’s other symptoms disappeared with treatment, his loss of sight in one eye has never recovered and he is now partially sighted. As you can imagine, this injury has greatly affected his quality of life.
What is Temporal Arteritis?
Temporal Arteritis is a form of blood vessel inflammation, a form of vasculitis. What happened is that the temporal arteries, arteries located on each side of the head near the temple, become inflamed causing a headache. The most serious consequence of temporal arteritis that can occur is the loss of sight. However, if the patient receives the correct treatment for the illness in enough time, they have less than a 1% chance of becoming blind or partially sighted. Sadly then, if Mr G’s treatment hadn’t been delayed by medical misdiagnosis and medical negligence, it is unlikely that he would have suffered a complete loss of sight in one eye.
The Allegation and Compensation Award
Mr G (the Claimant) did not only suffer a sudden loss of vision, from which he never recovered, but also suffered multiple counts of medical negligence from his doctor, who failed to spot the indicators of sight loss and hearing loss he suffered. The case for medical negligence compensation was settled out of court and the local NHS Trust (the Defendant) agreed to a medical negligence compensation settlement of [£53,000/placeholder], following negotiations.
Mr G’s compensation was won using a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), also known as no win no fee. This means that the solicitor will only charge you a fee if your case is successful. For many claimants, using a no win no fee solicitor is the most affordable and least stressful way to claim medical negligence compensation. If you are interested in hiring a no win no fee solicitor, contact Legal Expert today. At no extra charge to you, we can match you with a solicitor who has expertise in winning cases for loss of sight and partial sightedness compensation.
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