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    Misinterpretation of test results can have massive consequences for you, your healthcare and health prognosis as a whole. It may be that the misinterpretation of test results has resulted in you being given incorrect or inappropriate treatment, that the error has caused you to become more ill, or worse, caused you further, preventable health problems.

    All of these scenarios, and many others, can be a direct consequence of a misinterpretation of test results, and therefore, such mistakes by medical professionals are very serious indeed.

    Healys has extensive experience of dealing with medical negligence cases, including those involving the misinterpretation of test results.

    Naturally, such issues do not only affect the individual concerned, but their family and loved ones too. Healys recognises this, and is committed to helping in every way we can.

    With in excess of 50 years experience in the medical negligence area of law, we are experts in dealing with cases of this nature, and not only do we offer first class legal expertise, but also client care and service that is second to none.

    Unlike many larger medical negligence firms, here at Healys we make a special effort to get to know each and every one of our clients. This means that we are able to understand you and your situation in greater depth, and as such, are better placed to serve you effectively.

    When you contact the medical negligence experts at Healys, we take time and effort to get to know as much as possible about your situation, how the misinterpretation of test results occurred, and the effect that this failure has had on you and your loved ones.

    By going to great lengths from the very beginning, we are then able to prepare your case thoroughly and in detail, which helps to ensure it has the greatest chance possible of success.

    We also know that making a misinterpretation of test results claim can potentially be a stressful and difficult experience for you. Because of our vast experience, we are well equipped to handle every aspect of your case, resulting in a huge weight being taken off your shoulders.

    Cases such as these can sometimes take a considerable amount of time to resolve, and often require court action in order to reach a satisfactory resolution.

    Fortunately, Healys deals with such cases all the time, meaning that we know exactly what is needed in order to ensure the best chances of success for your case. We are committed to seeking the best results possible for you at every stage, and will robustly represent you every step of the way.

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    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
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    • Clinical Negligence – You’re Never Too Old to Seek Justice

      15th January 2021

      Elderly victims of clinical negligence who are approaching the end of their lives may feel there is little point seeking justice. However, they also have their loved ones to think about and a High Court case in which a woman in her 80s received six-figure damages showed how important it is to obtain legal advice. Continue reading »

    • Healys Recommended as Leading Firm in Legal 500

      23rd October 2020

      Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

      The Legal 500 directory provides comprehensive coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries, with independent and unbiased commentary on the leading law firms.

      This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »

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    • Type 1 Diabetes Sufferer Wins Direct Disability Discrimination Claim

      18th October 2021

      When employees disclose that they are suffering from a disability, it is an important moment that should always put employers on their mettle. The point was powerfully made by the case of a business development manager who was dismissed within days of his employer learning that he had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

      After the man launched proceedings, an Employment Tribunal (ET) found that his dismissal was significantly influenced by the employer’s knowledge of his disability. He had been subjected to two acts of direct disability discrimination: his dismissal and the refusal of two of the employer’s founding directors to acknowledge his ill health. The employer’s contention that he had been dismissed solely for the non-discriminatory reason of poor performance was rejected.

      The ET found that all three of the employer’s directors, who worked closely together, were aware of his condition prior to his dismissal. The employer had moved virtually directly from learning of his disability to terminating his employment. When he complained about his dismissal, two of the directors colluded in maintaining their assertions that they had no advance knowledge of his ill health.

      The ET also found that, in seeking to embellish the employer’s dissatisfaction with the man’s performance and bolster its case, one of the directors had altered an email so as to give the impression that a client had specifically named him as the person responsible for a serious overcharging error.

      Anyone aware of his diagnosis would have known that type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that, unless controlled by medication, can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The man testified that the condition caused tiredness and digestive complications that made it difficult for him to perform his extensive role in entertaining clients.

      In dismissing the employer’s challenge to those findings, the Employment Appeal Tribunal noted that the ET had rejected several other complaints put forward by the man in what was a long and hard-fought case. It could find nothing perverse or unfair in the ET’s careful and balanced conclusions. If not agreed, the amount of the man’s compensation would be decided at a further hearing.

      For more legal advice regarding Employment Law and legal claims, please don’t hesitate to contact Healys LLP today.