Medical Negligence and Personal Injury claims: what you need to know - limitation period

Medical Negligence and Personal Injury claims: what you need to know podcast series

In the first episode of our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury claims: what you need to know podcast, Laura Sylvester and Aideen McGarry in our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team speaks about the limitation periods for making a medical negligence claim or a personal injury claims. They talk about the three year general time limit and where there are exceptions to this rule.

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About the speakers

Laura Sylvester is a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team.  She has a broad range of expertise, with experience including brain injury claims relating to children with cerebral palsy;  colorectal/abdominal and gynaecology claims; and late diagnosis of infection cases and fatal claims.  Laura acts for children and adults from all walks of life and she has received praise from clients about her professionalism, together with her ability to act in a sympathetic and supportive manner and she has experience of guiding clients through the legal process whilst understanding the needs of her clients.

Aideen McGarry is an Associate in the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team. Aideen has experience working on high-value clinical negligence and personal injury claims. She has acted for clients in claims against their GP, hospital or health providers in relation to injuries suffered as a result of wrong treatment, surgical error, delay or missed diagnosis. Aideen has also represented clients injured in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents on public property. 

 

Client Case Studies

Client Case Studies

Cerebral Palsy affecting all 4 limbs settled for £27.4m

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Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer settled for £120,000

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Cerebral Palsy claim settled in 2019 concerning prolonged partial hypoxia awarded £26.9m

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Substantial damages awarded for a spinal cord injury during a surgical procedure

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Fatal claim for the widow of a teacher who died in a road traffic accident. We secured a settlement of £650,000

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Failure to diagnose and treat an Arterial Occlusion resulting in a lower leg amputation – settled for £715,000

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Cerebral Palsy claim settled in 2018 for in the region of £28m, made up of a lump sum payment and annual periodical payments

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Surgical negligence leading to brain injury – settled for over £5 million

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Fatal Accident claim - settled for £450,000

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Surgical negligence leading to permanent damage to spinal accessory nerve, recurrent laryngeal nerve and development of Frey’s Syndrome – settled for £490,000

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Failure to investigate and treat a lumbar spine disc prolapse resulting in Cauda Equina Syndrome – settled for £750,000

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Substantial settlement for above the knee amputation - failure to treat a peri-operative infection

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Failure to carry out emergency decompression surgery following an MRI scan resulting in cauda equina compression leading to permanent neurological and psychological injury – settled for £32,500

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