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Will Young settles clinical negligence claim for £500,000

Will Young settles clinical negligence claim for £500,000

Will Young successfully represented the claimant in a clinical negligence claim for £500,000 arising out of a negligent failure.

Will was instructed by the Claimant in a clinical negligence claim arising out of a negligent failure to diagnose Giant Cell Arteritis, leading to virtual blindness in one eye. The Claimant attended hospital complaining of headaches and various other symptoms. The diagnosis of GCA was not adequately considered, with the result that the Claimant was not given appropriate steroid treatment, which would have avoided the subsequent deterioration in her vision.

The Claimant, who was retired, suffered significant visual loss (amounting effectively to blindness) in one eye, resulting in a need for care and assistance, as well as accommodation adaptations and equipment. There was a dispute between the parties concerning her life expectancy.

The claim settled at a joint settlement meeting for £500,000.

Will was instructed by Isabel Harper of Clarke Wilmott.

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Will’s practice is divided primarily between personal injury, clinical negligence and employment. Will’s clinical negligence practice encompasses a range of claims, from surgical negligence to delayed diagnosis, acting for Claimants and Defendants. He acts as sole counsel as well as as a junior in higher value and more complex cases. He also appears at inquests, particularly where there is a potential clinical negligence issue, acting for both families and NHS Trusts.

For further information on Will, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Ben Fitzgerald on +44 (0)203 758 4759 for a confidential discussion.

News 18 Jun, 2024


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