Simon Elliman relays the experience of young carer Tegan, whose mother Vicky lives with cauda equina syndrome.
Articles by ‘Simon Elliman’
When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?
A woman received £450,000 for the shoulder injury sustained after neck surgery. The claimant’s accessory nerve was severed during the operation, restricting her right shoulder movements and she experienced pain on a daily basis along with tingling and numbness in her right arm and fingers.
Simon Elliman considers the risks associated with procedures to correct scoliosis and what sometimes goes wrong, either in terms of achieving the desired outcome, or by way of catastrophic complications of the surgery.
As stories of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment related to COVID-19 continue to appear, Simon Elliman – head of our Medical Negligence department – explains the challenges of bringing a claim and the options people have if they have experienced negligence.
We asked Katrina Hart, who is sponsored by our Medical Negligence team, about her experience of achieving her goals whilst living with cerebral palsy and what she hopes for in the future.
Following widespread reports of disruption to patient care caused by coronavirus, Simon Elliman explores further the effects on cancer care, and what is being done about it.
Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, looks at how negligence cases can inform us as to the issues which cause serious injury and even death when meningitis is not treated properly.
Simon Elliman considers the concept of ‘Never Events’ – serious incidents which should always be avoidable – and asks why they continue to occur.
Simon Elliman recovered £3.14 million for L, a female client who became tetraplegic as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating a spinal abscess.
A client, represented by Simon Elliman, recovered damages of £825,000 for a claim involving delays in providing surgical treatment, leading to sepsis, partial amputation of both thumbs, two fingers and all ten toes, and ultimately a below knee amputation of her left leg.
What has been the effect of the duty of candour, and guidelines issued under it, nearly five years on from the introduction of the duty? Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, takes a look.