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Recent clinical negligence trial victories for Cloisters: Coakley v. Rosie, Pringle v Nestor Prime Care Services

Coakley v Dr Rosie [2014] EWHC 1790 (QB)

HHJ Oliver Jones QC found that the Defendant GP failed to suspect, diagnose or exclude, and consequently failed to treat the Claimant for bacterial meningitis when she should have done and when a reasonably competent GP would have done so. In particular the GP had failed to examine the Claimant’s rashes more than superficially and her neck for stiffness. As a result she suffered a total loss of sight, substantial loss of hearing, with other significant but less serious neurological damage.

William Latimer-Sayer represented the Claimant. See the media coverage in the BMJ, and local press.

Pringle v Nestor Prime Care Services Limited [2014] EWHC 1308 (QB)

Michael Harvey QC found that the Defendant out of hours service negligently failed to arrange for a 2-year-old girl developing meningococcal septicaemia to be transferred to A&E.

The Claimant developed gangrene in both feet leading to the surgical amputation of her right foot at the ankle joint and the amputation of her left foot at the tarsometatarsal joint. The Court held that had she been admitted to hospital and treated earlier, her amputations could have been prevented.

Lisa Sullivan represented the Claimant. See the media coverage in the Telegraph and Daily Mail.

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