Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Compensation Claim

If you have suffered an injury as a result of clinical negligence while in the care of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To speak to an expert about your situation, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.

Case study

A 59 year old woman (aged 70 at trial) was awarded an out of court settlement of £800,000 as a result of loss of sight caused by medication prescribed by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

In 2001 a consultant employed by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust prescribed the claimant hydroxychloroquine for her short-term alopecia. Her GP then continued to prescribe the drug for eight years without carrying out any assessments or reviews.

During that time the claimant did not undergo any monitoring of her visual fields. In 2009 she was certified as blind as a result of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity.

The claimant suffered from orthopaedic injuries from numerous falls as a result of her loss of vision. Her home had to be adapted to make it safe for her to continue to live in.

She required expert assistance in respect of investments and securing and protecting the settlement sum in a personal injury trust. The claimant's husband had become her primary carer, but he had cancer which may prove terminal.

Compensation settlement

The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust made an out of court settlement of £800,000 including £200,000 in general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

Making a compensation claim against the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Making a clinical negligence compensation claim against a Hospital Trust can be overwhelming at first. They are large and complex organisations and just finding out what happened can be complicated.

Our panel of solicitors have extensive experience in taking on hospital trusts and securing financial compensation for people affected by clinical or medical negligence.

Contact us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your situation with a claims expert, or you can find out what your claim could be worth.