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Helping patients with medical negligence claims following treatment at New Cross Hospital

  • New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

    Case investigation led by Christian Beadell

    Published: August 9, 2023 | Last Updated: February 8, 2024

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New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

Our expert medical negligence team are currently acting on behalf of former patients who have received treatment intended to stabilise their vision. After the treatment, patients have alleged that their vision was negatively affected.

Patients were given these types of injections to improve or stabilise their vision. An intravitreal injection is an injection of a drug into the vitreous body (the jelly in the eye). It is given through the sclera (the white of the eye). However, our clients have alleged that the needle caused damage to the eye’s lens, resulting in damage to their vision.

An external independent investigator was brought in by the hospital after reports from several patients that their vision had been affected following these injections. Their job was to determine what went wrong with the medical treatment and suggest what could be improved. They also checked to make sure everything was done properly.

According to the hospital, the locum consultant (a doctor brought in to fill the role temporarily) who performed the injections was stopped from doing this procedure. According to the report, the doctor no longer works in the hospital.

We understand from the hospitals’ investigation that 38% of the patients who underwent intravitreal injections showed evidence of lens damage; with some having damage in both eyes. This is a far higher complication rate than expected. With this in mind, we believe the number of patients impacted could be significant and urge anyone with concerns to come forward.

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Our expert medical negligence team led by Christian Beadell, Head of Group Action, is currently supporting a group of claimants who suffered eye injury after ophthalmology treatment at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. We would urge anyone with concerns to come forward.

What’s the process?

When you contact the team we will provide a Free Case Assessment to understand what has happened to you, listen what you would like to achieve and ensure that you have a valid case to bring. Once we have identified that you have a legitimate claim we will begin an investigation. In a group action this can be slightly different to a normal case as there will be parts which we can achieve as part of a wider group. Within this stage we will need to collect evidence, work out who is responsible and assess your injuries. When dealing with a group there may be efficiencies and hopefully you will be able to benefit from this. We will apply to the Court to let them know that we are dealing with the case. If needed we will get a Group Litigation Order. We will then negotiate with the defendants in order for us to try and reach a favourable settlement. Once we have a decision or an agreement of settlement we will arrange for the compensation to be paid to you.

Why Fletchers?

We have a dedicated team who deal with Group Action claims and have the infrastructure that some smaller firms do not have to better support our clients and the process. Our expert team acts for countless of people across the UK injured in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic, or those who have received faulty medical devices. We are always stronger together, fighting as a group. You can also be reassured that our team are experts in clinical negligence and personal injury. The lawyers in our teams have fought many similar cases and are ranked among the leading lawyers in these types of cases. We are independently ranked as leaders in this field with Legal 500 Directory 2024 stating: “Fletchers has been at the forefront of using and developing IT systems to manage and progress cases effectively. They are specialists in what they do and give a personal service to their clients. They become someone you can turn to for anything. Friendly, helpful, nothing is a problem as well as being there for you every step of the way. They always answer your phone calls and emails – no waiting around. They go above and beyond.”

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  • New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

    Christian Beadell

    Head of Group Actions

  • New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

    Francesca Paul

    Associate