Western Sussex Hospitals Trust Compensation Claim
If you have been injured as a result of clinical negligence at a hospital within the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you may be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. To speak to an expert about your situation, call Quittance on 0800 376 1001.
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2013) case study
A 34 year old woman was awarded a total of £30,000 (£31,334.67 RPI adjusted) in an out of court settlement for scarring left by ulcers sustained as a result of pressure sores.
The woman, who was 31 at the date of her injury, was admitted to the labour ward of a hospital within the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the delivery of her first child.
The delivery was difficult and involved an epidural, and following the baby's birth the claimant was transferred to another ward. Here she developed extensive grade two pressure ulcers over her left and right buttocks -- meaning she sustained partial thickness loss of the dermis.
The injury left her in pain and with a long term vulnerability to further pressure damage. Although the pressure ulcers healed within 4 to 5 months, they left scars of 6 x 4 cm on the right buttock and 4 x 2 cm on the left. Her pre-existing anxiety disorder was also exacerbated by her injuries.
During the first 6 months of her daughter's life the impact of these injuries affected her ability to care for the baby.
It was expected that a course of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) would help the claimant to fully recover from her psychiatric injuries.
The claimant was awarded a total of £30,000 (£31,334.67 RPI adjusted) of which £26,000 (£27,156.71 RPI adjusted) was for general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
Making a compensation claim against Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Making a claim for medical or clinical negligence can seem initially overwhelming. Hospital Trusts are large complex organisations. Just finding out what happened can be complicated.
The panel of solicitors have significant experience in taking on hospital trusts and securing financial compensation for people affected by clinical or medical negligence.
Call us on 0800 376 1001 to discuss your situation with a claims expert or find out what your claim could be worth.
How can Quittance help?
The panel of clinical negligence solicitors have over 25 years experience helping injured people make clinical negligence claims.
Call us to find out how much compensation you could claim, or to ask us anything about the No Win No Fee claims process. We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher
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Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.