Diabetes Complications

We understand the consequences a delayed diagnosis of diabetes can have on your life. Linder Myers are experienced in these claims and can help you win the compensation you deserve.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are now among the largest growing diseases in the UK, and it is essential that diabetes is diagnosed promptly so that effective treatment can be started in order to prevent complications. If you feel that you have suffered as a result of negligence from your GP or hospital, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

 

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Complications of misdiagnosed diabetes can include:

  • Amputations
  • Kidney failure
  • Eye diseases
  • Brain damage
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes

Our team are experienced in handling medical negligence claims related to the delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of diabetes. We will lead your claim so you can win the compensation you deserve, which could be used to help with adjustments to your living conditions and loss of income as a result of being unable to work.

We offer a no win, no fee service, meaning it is risk-free for you to potentially earn a life-changing sum of compensation. If you feel that you have sustained harm as a result of misdiagnosed diabetes, get in touch.

 

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Clinical Negligence Expert – Matthew Smith

Matthew joined the team at Linder Myers in November 2021 as a Principal Lawyer and the Head of the Clinical Negligence department, and has acquired a Clinical Negligence Accreditation from the Law Society. After qualifying in 2005, Matthew has handled over 500 clinical negligence matters and covers the full remit of claims, with particular specialism in cases involving cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, amputations, vascular and neural injuries.

Matthew has settled a vast number of cases, one of the most notable cases settled was one in respect of a delayed diagnosis of encephalitis with a capitalised value of over £20 million. Another was an unfortunate case of delayed diagnosis of cancer which led to severe lymphoedema and settled for in excess of £1 million.

 

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Compensation recovered for our clients

Medical negligence - leading to lifetime care

Our clinical negligence team secured a six-figure sum for our client after disastrous keyhole surgery affected every aspect of his life.

Our client was left permanently scarred and forced to use a catheter after his bladder was cut during the operation. Three months after the operation, he was still in severe pain and consequently taken into hospital with a water infection – where it was discovered swabs had been left inside of his body, leading to another operation to remove them. As a result of this negligence, our client had to give up working and relies on care from others for everyday tasks.

Compensation recovered: six figure payout

Failure to obtain consent - leading to additional scarring

We represented a gentleman who was born with Poland Syndrome – meaning he was missing a major muscle and soft tissue damage on the left side of his chest. Our client decided to proceed with surgery to correct this defect. He consented to liposuction being performed on either the right side of his chest or abdomen, followed by lipofilling on the left side of his chest – which would leave minimal scarring.

Compensation recovered: five figure settlement

Missed diagnosis and referral

We acted on behalf of the estate of a 68 year old diabetic man who had stubbed his toe. The toe had turned black following the minor accident and his GP referred him to hospital, where medical staff noted that there was a lack of pulse in his feet but failed to address this

He didn’t receive any treatment until more than a month later, when the condition had significantly worsened and part of his foot had to be amputated. It is well known by medical professionals that diabetes can lead to problems with the lower limbs and diabetes is the most common cause of lower limb amputation in the UK.

Just a few weeks later, he had to return to hospital to undergo surgery to have a below the knee amputation. However, his condition sadly continued to deteriorate and he died approximately two months after his initial A&E visit. The NHS Trust involved admitted liability and we successfully obtained a settlement for his family.

Compensation recovered

Careless procedure - leading to cerebral palsy

We were instructed by the parents of a girl who was born with brain damage, leading to cerebral palsy. Her parents believed this was entirely preventable and wanted to understand how it happened. Our investigation proved this to be correct.

Compensation recovered: seven figure payout

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