Significant six-figure sum for a young woman who suffered chronic kidney disease as a result of hospital neglect

Our client had a history of Chron’s Disease and was prescribed Pentasa, a drug designed to help control its symptoms. However, Pentasa has a known side effect of causing renal damage and it is vital that patients taking this medication receive adequate monitoring of their creatinine levels.

 

The hospital did not recognise that she had developed symptoms associated with renal impairment and that her blood tests showed increasing creatinine levels. There were also multiple failures to take note of her symptoms and test results, leading to a decline in her kidney function. 

Our client said that had it not been for the hospital’s negligence she would have avoided the chronic kidney disease from which she now suffers.

Expert evidence from an eminent nephrology expert revealed that she will ultimately suffer end stage renal failure over the next 20-30 years and will require a kidney transplant. The condition has had a significant physical and psychological impact on our client and has meant she has been unable to pursue her chosen career.

The Outcome

Thanks to the experience and expertise of our clinical negligence team led by Laura Sylvester the parties were able to agree a high six figure settlement sum. This not only compensated our client for her pain, suffering and loss of amenity, but also the past losses she had already incurred as well as future losses, including loss of earnings and potential medical and care costs.

If you have any questions or concerns about the topics raised in this case study please contact a member of the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team at claims@kingsleynapley.co.uk or call us on 020 7814 1200.

Laura Sylvester

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Legal Counsel

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