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Marion's Story

“Fantastic conclusion” brings peace of mind for family

Marion turned to Medical Accident Group’s Fahmidah Ali for help, advice and support following her treatment for lymphoma. An expert oncologist was called upon, who identified that, during her diagnosis and treatment, her entire salivary gland had been removed when only a small amount actually needed to have been taken away. 

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Mark's Story

Misdiagnosis at birth left man with lifelong problems

Mark was diagnosed shortly after he was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a rare genetic condition, and treated for 10 years with steroids. But when he was 10 years old, it was discovered that he had never had the condition, and that the steroids had caused serious physical problems.

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Edwin's Story

Inadequate monitoring lead to brain damage and cerebral palsy

Edwin required cardiac surgery at the age of 2. There was inadequate monitoring of his temperature post-operatively, leading to brain damage and cerebral palsy. Ally Taft investigated the case to help Edwin and his family.

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Sam's Story

Support for life after life-changing medical error

Sam was born with a number of serious problems and needed heart surgery at the age of two. Although the surgery itself was successful, Sam was left with serious disabilities so his family came to Ally Taft to find answers and seek help.

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Cassie's Story

Teenager’s life blighted by delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment

Cassie has been left with nerve damage on her left side after seeking help for a lump on her forehead – her dermatologist didn’t tell her it needed treatment and didn’t even invite her back for a followup appointment. Inez Brown took up her case and secured £250,000 compensation for her.

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Adam's Story

Seeking justice after life devastated by treatment delays

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Adam’s infected gallbladder meant that his ability to walk was limited, he needed help in his home and couldn’t carry on with his normal life after surgery. He came to Inez Brown at Medical Accident Group for help with his claim.

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Kate's Story

Experience and determination secure substantial damages for client

After Kate had to have a kidney removed because of years of medical negligence, the experience and determination of Inez Brown at Medical Accident Group not only settled the case for £540,000, but also uncovered errors in treatment throughout.

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Ellie’s Story

Car crash victim facing a life of pain receives £525,000 settlement

Broken bones, scarring and psychiatric trauma were the legacy of a short journey to the cinema for Ellie, aged 20, who came to Peter Savage at Medical Accident Group for help after the uninsured driver she was with crashed head-on into an oncoming car when overtaking.

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Jack’s Story

Three months of pain from fractured ankle missed by doctors

An accident at work left Jack with a fractured ankle which went undiagnosed for more than three months – he later had to have two operations to correct problems that late diagnosis caused.

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Simon’s Story

Patient left paralysed after poor medical care for spinal tumour

Delayed diagnosis, reporting and treatment left Simon on crutches and doubly incontinent – a tumour on his spine which was eventually removed was found to be linked to testicular cancer which had spread, needing chemotherapy, blood transfusion and bone marrow transplants.

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Tim's Story

Sepsis, pneumonia and sores from poor medical treatment

Tim, who had Parkinson’s disease, spent months suffering from bedsores and infections acquired in hospital, with his health deteriorating until he contracted sepsis because of an ulcer which had not been treated properly.

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Mark's Story

Failure to spot a brain tumour led to years of distress for husband and wife

Mark first came to medical negligence expert Ally Taft, as he was concerned that it had taken over a year for his GP to refer him for a CT scan.

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Doreen's Story

Paramedics’ care fell below the standards expected and led to an avoidable death

John called an ambulance for his wife Doreen who was clearly unwell but Doreen's paramedics’ care fell below the standards expected, leading to her avoidable death. Ally Taft helped raise a claim for John.

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Brian Bartlett's Story

£50,000 compensation for worker who lost thumb tip

Brian Bartlett, whose thumb tip was cut off in an accident at work, came to Sally Green and personal injury specialist Peter Savage at Medical Accident Group for help, after health and safety failings at the timber company where he worked led to his injury.

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Kim's Story

Medical negligence led to unplanned pregnancy

A woman who believed she had had a contraceptive implant and later found herself expecting her fourth child is “forever grateful” after she came to Sophie Keatley at Medical Accident Group for help.

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Michelle's Story

Catalogue of errors led to premature baby’s death

When Michelle’s baby daughter, born prematurely, died less than 24 hours after she was born, she came to Inez Brown at Medical Accident Group to discover what had happened and why.

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Karen's Story

Compensation after fatal delayed diagnosis of sepsis

A collapse at home led, four days later, to Karen’s death from multi-organ failure caused by sepsis in hospital – her friend and executor, Jane, came to Ally Taft to find out what had happened in those crucial days and to seek support for those she left behind.

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Catherine's Story

Bowel problems lead to medical negligence claim

Catherine was not given all the information she needed to make the proper choice for her bowel surgery, leading to further pain and surgery. Catherine came to Ally Taft at Medical Accident Group for advice, having suffered for so long.

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Martin's Story

Brain tumour left untreated for six years

Martin’s GP said that a scan showing benign brain tumour was nothing to worry about. But Martin's condition worsened, so he came to Ally Taft at Medical Accident Group to try to uncover the truth of the situation and to reach a settlement.

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Laurence's Story

Dedication and experience bring injured worker peace of mind

Laurence came to Peter Savage at Medical Accident Group after he was injured while working at an ice rink. He needed emergency surgery to his right thumb after the ice-making machine he was operating sliced into it as he tried to clear it.

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David's Story

Prescription error led to permanent problems

A GP’s repeated failure to re-prescribe warfarin led to David suffering loss of use of his right arm and will prevent him from having any future surgery – he came to Ally Taft of Medical Accident Group for help to find answers and redress.

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David's Story

Medical professionals failed to spot burst appendix

A burst appendix left David within hours of death after it was missed on four separate visits by the teenager to GPs and Worcester Royal Hospital – even after surgery he was left with a stoma bag, unable to walk long distances, and less ability to enjoy previous activities such as swimming or socialising with friends.

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Sarah's Story

Major surgery needed after GP negligence

After Sarah had her contraceptive coil fitted wrongly by her GP, leading to two major operations, she sought help from Ally Taft, partner with Medical Accident Group.

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Emma's Story

Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s devastated patient

Emma at the age of 57 was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's causing her to lose her job and change her retirement plans. More than a year later the mistake was corrected, and Emma came to Amrit Dhaliwal at Medical Accident Group for help in seeking redress.

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Brenda's Story

Patient’s requests ignored by jailed surgeon

A patient was left distraught after surgeon Ian Paterson lied to her about the type of surgery he carried out. Support from medical negligence specialist Ally Taft brought her comfort.

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Karen's Story

Medical errors cause trauma and depression for new mother

Giving birth should be a time to celebrate, but for Karen, medical mistakes meant that her labour was traumatic and her pain after an emergency caesarean was not properly treated. Sophie Keatley from Medical Accident Group helped her find answers.

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Ian's Story

Foot surgery error claim prompted medical negligence settlement

Ian, from Herefordshire, had two operations on his foot, one of which he had not fully agreed to. Although some of the surgery was successful, the work on his big toe did not go as planned and the surgeon admitted that he had made a mistake in his approach.

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Brian's Story

Widow sought answers after husband’s death from lithium poisoning

After a series of falls he was taken into hospital and his lithium levels measured. They were found to be dangerously high, but this information was not acted on, ultimately leading to his death. Brian's wife wanted to know more and came to Ally Taft for help.

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Keith's Story

Psychiatric patient let down by lack of 2Gether NHS trust follow-up

Keith had suffered from mild symptoms of OCD for most of his life, his GP referred him to 2Gether NHS Trust but the Trust failed to follow up with Keith, resulting in him developing suicidal tendencies. So Keith approached a psychiatric negligence claims expert for help.

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Ruth's Story

Failure to remove glass following an injury to right dominant hand

Ruth underwent surgery on her hand after her hand was injured by a smashed beer glass but they failed to remove all of the glass, and had to go through three further operations. So she spoke to Medical Accident Group for help with making a claim.

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David's Story

Law change on locum doctors after Inez Brown highlighted systemic failure

Due to a GP doctor’s poor grasp of English and lack of training, David was given ten times the prescribed amount of diamorphine and passed away just hours later. David’s family approached specialist in claims relating to mistakes by locum doctors, Inez Brown for help.

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Poppy's Story

Irreparable damage to teeth for daughter

Poppy had to undergo dental implant surgery but experienced high levels of pain from nerve damage. She had to undergo two further correctional procedures, as well as ongoing six-monthly check-ups. Poppy’s family approached dental negligence claims solicitor, Peter Savage, for help and support.

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David's Story

Delayed diagnosis of foot fracture left permanent damage

Delayed diagnosis of David's foot fracture left permanent damage so David approached Medical Accident’s orthopaedic negligence claims specialists for help, and they were able to help him to rebuild his life.

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