January 6, 2021

£3000 for delayed diagnosis of spinal subluxation by North Bristol NHS Trust Hospital

RWK Goodman’s Lucy Crawford acted for a 62 year old woman, L, in a claim against North Bristol NHS Trust in relation to a delay in diagnosing spinal subluxation at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. The three month delay resulted in compression of a nerve root and increased pain and suffering during this period. Earlier surgery would have resulted in less arm pain in the medium to long term and the pain would have settled a few weeks post surgery.

The compensation reflected the avoidable increase in the severity of symptoms as a result of the late diagnosis. Sadly L passed away before final settlement of the claim due to circumstances unrelated to the delay in diagnosis. The settlement sum was awarded to L’s estate.

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