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Foot surgery that left the patient worse off

Foot surgery that left the patient worse off

In 2007 Mrs A had a consultation with an eminent Foot Surgeon to discuss a problem with her right foot.  At the time she was suffering with pain from her first metatarsophalangeal joint and her toes were beginning to deviate. 

Lack of follow-up and treatment

Lack of follow-up and treatment

In 2014 David Gazzard acted for the family of a 63 year old lady who died from advanced hepatocellular carcinoma following treatment at the defendant hospital.  Despite noting a rise in the client’s AFP levels (one of the key markers

Mis-prescription of medication

Mis-prescription of medication

In this case David Gazzard represented an 86 year old lady who suffered from bipolar disorder.  Despite being prescribed her normal medication by her GP she was mistakenly given tablets of twice the strength by her local Pharmacist. As a

Trips/slips in hospital

Trips/slips in hospital

David Gazzard has recently dealt with two very similar cases for clients who have suffered injury whilst receiving treatment in hospital.  In the first case a 91 year old lady suffering from dementia was receiving treatment for a fractured hip,

Poor surgical repair of a fractured jaw

Poor surgical repair of a fractured jaw

In 2003 Mr Gazzard’s 20 year old client was thrown off her horse and admitted to the defendant hospital under the care of an Oral Surgeon.  A fracture of the left body of the mandible in the pre-molar region was