The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Compensation Claim

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To speak to an expert about your situation, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (2009) - Case Study

A 73-year-old woman accepted damages of £900,000 plus periodical payments in an out-of-court settlement after a delay in treatment left her with life-changing injuries.

The woman who was 68 when the injury occurred, was admitted to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust with a spinal abscess which was pressing against her spinal cord.

The abscess was not treated as promptly as it should have been and the Claimant became tetraplegic. She lost all movement in both legs and became incontinent. She also lost much of the mobility in her torso and upper body, and was left with 15 percent function in her right arm and 70 percent function in her left arm.

As a result of her injuries, the Claimant was no longer able to live independently. She was transferred to a care home where she was able to access 24-hour care.

Compensation settlement

Lump-sum damages of £900,000 (£1,085,833.33 RPI adjusted) were agreed in an out-of-court settlement. Of this, £170,000 (£205,101.85 RPI) was attributed to the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the injury.

The Claimant would also receive periodical payments of £176,000 per year to cover the cost of future special damages including personal care and therapy. These payments would be index-linked to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.

Making a compensation claim against The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Our network of solicitors have extensive experience in taking on hospital trusts and investigating incidents of gross medical error. Your solicitor will work hard to establish the events that led to your injury or illness and secure the maximum compensation.

If you would like to learn more about making a medical negligence compensation claim, or would like to speak to a solicitor about your options, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out what your claim may be worth using our online compensation calculator.