Liverpool Civil Law’s clinical negligence team undertake all aspects of clinical negligence work.

Predominantly, but not exclusively, instructed on behalf of Claimants, members of chambers handle claims ranging from dental negligence all the way through to maximum severity cerebral palsy claims. Members also act in cosmetic procedure claims, claims against residential and nursing homes and attend inquests.

Often involved at an early stage members of the clinical negligence team recognise the importance of working flexibly and closely with instructing solicitors in complex and long running claims. They are happy to be contacted by phone and e-mail to provide informal advice when needed.

Recent examples of claims in which members of the team have been instructed include:

  • Alleged psoriasis reaction to over-prescription of antibiotics.
  • Chronic pain following vasectomy, issue regarding informed consent.
  • Alleged failure to use an endotracheal tube following anaesthetic leading to cardiac arrest.
  • Inquest into death following dental treatment allegedly causing streptococcal infection.
  • Failure of dental implants.
  • Failure to diagnose bilateral cataracts in a young child leading to permanent impairment of vision.
  • Late diagnosis of liver cancer.
  • Incorrect insertion of cranioplasty.
  • Failure to repeat fetal blood sample leading to death of new-born baby due to hypoxia.
  • Failure to perform repeat blood sample following raised CRP level and/or induce labour in a timely fashion leading to hypoxic event prior to delivery and quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
  • Crohn’s disease misdiagnosed as acute appendicitis leading to open appendectomy which caused a large incisional hernia not capable of surgical repair.
  • Late diagnosis of lung cancer leading to premature death.
  • Significant permanent scarring following breast augmentation surgery.
  • Failure to recognise signs of stroke in patient in care home leading to her death.
  • Failure to administer Oxytocin leading to post-partum haemorrhage and significant psychological injury.
  • Failure to advise patient of risk of pancreatic damage following nephrectomy.
  • Delay in undertaking surgery to facial injuries leading to more significant scarring/disfigurement.
  • Negligent prescribing of Dexamethasone following diagnosis of a benign meningioma leading to loss of mobility, diabetes, DVT, cardiac arrest and death.
  • Failure to extract baby teeth due to infection.
  • Tissue damage following hip replacement.
  • Failure to diagnose haemothorax after a fall from a horse.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent prior to carpal tunnel decompression (case run following the decision in Montgomery).
  • Negligent surgery to big toe.
  • Negligent hernia repair leading to loss of testicle.
  • Inadequate nursing care in care home leading to death.
  • Severing of bile duct in the course of surgery to remove gallstones.