• Lesley Herbertson has settled a complex cerebral palsy claim for £10.6 million
  • Gary Herbert achieved total compensation for brain injured clients of more than £16.5m in June 2018
  • Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West
  • Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £45million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016 and 2017
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year
  • We secured an interim payment of £2.1 million for 20 year old with cerebral palsy to purchase a permanent home - official judgment to follow shortly

Patients under neurologist's care could have been misdiagosed

  • 01.05.2018
  • HannahBottomley
  • Opinion
  • Brain Injury Stroke neurology MS Parkinson's Disease motor neurone disease neurologist misdiagnosed

ni.jpgI approach this recall of neurology patients in Northern Ireland with mixed feelings. One the one hand it is great to see that the Trust involved has taken a pro-active approach and is reviewing all patients to ensure that their diagnosis and treatment is correct and appropriate.

However, on the other hand, it is gravely concerning to read that 2,500 patients under the care of one particular consultant may have been misdiagnosed.

Neurology focuses on disorders of the brain and is a key element of care for a high number of our clients who have suffered brain injury.

From our experience, we know that appropriate diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner can have a positive impact on people’s recovery and quality of life. It is therefore a real concern that patients in their thousands may have been denied appropriate care due to errors.

I hope all those effected are seen quickly so that they don’t have to endure a long time worrying if something has been missed on top of everything else they have been through.

Hannah Bottomley is a clinical negligence solicitor here at Potter Rees Dolan. Should you have any queries about clinical negligence issues or indeed any other aspect of this article and wish to speak to Hannah or any other member of the team please contact us on 0161 237 5888 or email Hannah directly.