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Rachel Vickers in successful conclusion for claimant with delayed treatment for spinal abscess

Rachel Vickers recently represented a Claimant who suffered a spinal injury in February 2013. Upon admission to Hospital the Claimant was correctly suspected as suffering a spinal abscess. The need for an urgent MRI scan was recognised.

The Hospital did not have 24 hour MRI scanning available and a decision was made to undertake the scan the following day, which the Defendant Trust asserted was reasonable. By the time the Claimant was transferred to a tertiary unit she had sustained irreversible neurological injury. The case, contested through to a full liability trial, was listed for six days on January 28th 2019.

On day two of the trial, in the middle of Rachel cross-examining one of the Defendant’s clinicians, the  Defendant Trust agreed settlement terms. There is a five day quantum trial to follow in June 2019.

For further information on the case, please see this full report.

Rachel Vickers has over 20 years’ experience of personal injury and clinical negligence cases. She has been involved in cases covering almost all areas of clinical specialism. Rachel undertakes work in the Coroner’s court, CICA and has litigated a civil jury trial. In recent years she has gained considerable expertise litigating high value birth injury, neurological and spinal injury claims.

She is instructed on behalf of Claimants and by the National Health Service Resolution, (NHSR) the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS) and is totally dedicated to achieving the best result for her clients in a wholly compassionate manner.

To instruct Rachel or find out more, please contact

News 21 Feb, 2019


Rachel Vickers QC

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