In April 2013, our customer Albertha Minnot developed a diabetic foot sore on her left foot.
Here's an opportunity for you to see what kind of work Fletchers Solicitors gets to do, and the kind of people we do it for. Take a moment to browse through some of the cases that we've been working on lately. While they're all about injuries and accidents, at the heart of each one is a real human story where we've done our utmost to make life better for someone who's suffered tragically changed circumstances.
In April 2013, our customer Albertha Minnot developed a diabetic foot sore on her left foot.
]Our customer fell down the stairs and broke her wrist, her injuries weren’t treated properly when she attended hospital and she was left in pain for years and eventually needed a bone graft.
Elizabeth underwent avoidable surgery after surgeons failed to perform her hysterectomy to a reasonable standard.
Our customer, Greg suffered life-changing injuries after being knocked off his motorbike when a driver proceeded across his path.
Woman developed a septic infection after not being provided with antibiotics for a cat bite.
Our customer George* suffered pain for years after surgeons left a needle guide inside him following cancer surgery.
Our customer, Samina was left needed to wear specialist bespoke footwear for the rest of her life after doctors failed to provide appropriate bunion treatment.
Doctors failed to diagnose and treat a renal tumour following scans which showed a 9cm mass.
A young woman had to undergo further surgery after hospital failed to remove ectopic pregnancy
In September 2012, our customer, Bradley Garrett was admitted to Southend University Hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and rigours. His history of bicuspid aortic valve was noted…
A 22-year-old was left with pain for months after surgeons failed to remove metal fragment from his leg.
Doctor’s failed to diagnose and treat chlamydia which has left a young woman infertile.
A 26-year-old mum was left with post-traumatic stress disorder after her epidural was attached to an IV cannula and not an epidural catheter.
Caroline* was left with an itchy rash and burning sensation to her skin for three weeks after being mistakenly given head lice cream.
Our customer, Alan was left in pain for months after doctors failed to diagnose a wound infection following his hip replacement.
Our customer Josie was left with numbness from her knee to her foot after surgeons performed the incorrect surgery on her back.
A man suffered 13 years of pain after a washer wasn’t removed from his ankle during surgery.
A woman has been left visually impaired in her right eye after doctors caused permanent damage to her retina during laser surgery.[
Our customer, Rumbidzia was left in pain for three years after the stitches from her C-section weren’t removed as it was thought they were dissolvable.
Amanda was left with permanent pain, and needing further surgery after surgeons carried out a procedure which was not recommended for the removal of bunions and caused further damage to her foot.
A new mum was left with incontinence issues after midwives incorrectly diagnosed the severity of a tear suffered whilst giving birth.
Compensation won’t bring back Kenneth’s wife, but hopefully no one else will have to go through the tragedy he has.
Michael’s GP failed to undertake further investigations which resulted in a delay in diagnosis of cancer.
Mr P was left in pain and needing further surgery after surgeons failed to discuss all the treatment options available to him.
A mother-of-two was left in crippling pain and struggled to walk for 19 days, after a doctor lost a stent in her body, during a procedure to remove gallstones.
A young mum of two was left needing two further operations after surgeons failed to fully remove her placenta after a caesarean.
Dave was involved in a motorcycle accident whilst out riding with his son. He needed to be airlifted to hospital and unfortunately, his arm couldn’t be saved and he underwent transradial (below the elbow) amputation.
It was a normal morning for Liam riding his moped, however whilst travelling along a road, he was hit by a car which turned into his path.
In March 2016, Anthony Davidson-Cowen made the decision to move in with his parents, to take care of his dad, Cedric Cowen.
After suffering from a collapsed lung, Ms C was rushed to hospital, however unfortunately she ended up in severe pain for weeks when a chest drain inserted incorrectly and a wire was left inside her.
Joseph was only 17 when a car pulled out from a side road into the path of his motorbike, whilst he was riding to a friend’s house.
A 25-year-old woman was left in agony after surgeons perforated her bowel in two places, 10cm’s apart, during surgery to remove one of her fallopian tubes.
Elizabeth, a 76 year old grandmother, suffered months of pain after surgeons punctured her bile duct during a routine operation.
Glen Mathers, a former postman from Bradford, has received compensation after his GP failed to correctly diagnose him and spot a serious gastroenterological disorder.
A young woman is lucky to be alive after blood clots formed in her lungs when doctors failed to give her the correct medication during multiple hospital stays.
Mrs Smith has suffered from epilepsy since childhood, however, didn’t have seizures for many years during her adulthood. In 2009, Mrs Smith suffered from a large seizure and from then…
Mrs W wanted to improve her vision with laser eye surgery, but she never expected she’d be left with damaged eyesight for the rest of her life.
Dawn suffered trauma and avoidable surgery after a drain was removed with brute force, which resulted in part of the drain being left inside her.
David, a pensioner from Chorley, is now unable to do the hobbies he loves after needing a full hip replacement because negligent doctors failed to spot that he had fractured it.
Kevan Blay, a 51-year-old man from Slough, was living a regular life before he was seriously affected as a result of a road traffic accident last year.
Husband and dad-of-three, Garry Dennant, thought his pain would be over after his gallbladder removal, but medical professionals failed to remove his stent until it was noticed nearly a year later, after he attended A and E with severe chest pains.
Michael suffered a fall from his hospital bed after staff failed to keep him under constant observation and left him unsupervised, despite a previous fall out of his hospital bed just a few days earlier.
Our customer, Jillian, never expected that a check-up appointment with her GP would result in her being admitted to hospital due to painful burns and permanent scarring.
Mrs L may need to have her left kidney removed after a surgical error caused severe damage to her bladder during a routine hysterectomy.
A father-of-two has revived his love of motorcycle riding more than four years after he lost his leg following a horrific motorbike accident.
On 12th February 2013, Gordon Withers, from Northampton, was admitted to Northampton General Hospital to undergo surgery to repair a common iliac aneurysm – a bulging weakness in the main…
At the appointment, Kay informed her GP of the symptoms, and he also noted her fourth toe was beginning to claw; therefore she was referred to Guy’s and St Thomas…
Our client Mrs R can no longer control her bowel or bladder movements and finds it extremely difficult to leave her home, after a simple surgical procedure went horribly wrong.
Paul Brand was 34 years old at the time of his accident, living a regular life working as an English and Media secondary school teacher, bringing up his young son…
Going to the dentist can be an unpleasant experience for many people, and for our customer Oliver Robson, this was definitely the case.
Sylvia Hickman regularly enjoyed dancing and rambling and was a very active person before she was left with excruciating pain following a botched knee replacement.
After his accident, Michael wanted to get back onto the road as soon as possible and keep his independence. He came to Fletchers because he wanted a solicitor who understood…
Whilst riding his motorbike Stuart’s life was flipped upside-down when an oncoming car hit him. Despite sustaining serious injuries to his leg, Stuart has continued to be as active and positive as possible.
Iain was working as a crane driver when he thrown from the cabin of the crane and suffered several spinal injuries. Iain was left paralysed and came to Fletchers after a recommendation about the support provided.
A motorbike accident one Saturday morning completely changed Janice’s life. She was thrown from the bike and suffered a head injury. Janice came to Fletchers as she wanted a solicitors who understood the needs of bikers.
As Sam was travelling home from work on his motorcycle, he was involved in a serious accident. He came to Fletchers for specialist help and support; Sam was determined to stay active and continue to be independent.
Jack sustained a spinal injury in an accident that left him often depending on the use of a wheelchair. However, he hasn’t let his injuries stop him becoming a positive and independent young man.
We view Marcel’s case as being a bit of a game-changer. Often everyone always assumes that the motorcyclist is at fault in an accident, mainly because of his speed. In…
Mr Jackson was a fourth year geography student at the time of his accident in February 2009. His bicycle was struck by an Audi while he was out cycling resulting…
Darren sustained catastrophic injuries when his motorbike was hit by a lorry in 2008. Although the lorry – which was turning from a side road onto the A6 to Buxton…
Cancer will touch most of our lives in some shape or form at some point. For Richard Peat, it was in early 2010. Tragically, it would be another 20 months…
Mr Jardine’s death was a result of not one but perhaps three separate instances of medical negligence – the misdiagnosing of his symptoms and the failure to treat them correctly.…
Working on medical negligence cases means you often have to deal with some heartbreaking stories. That would apply to what happened with young Southport mother of three, Lynsey Wright, who…
Susan Clegg loved nothing more than being a pillion passenger on her partner’s motorcycle but unfortunately one day in October 2005 an accident changed all that. They were travelling along…
Nathan’s motorbike accident took place in January 2006 in Kent when he was riding his Honda. Another driver failed to see him, didn’t give way at a junction and pulled…
Mrs Smith lost her 17-year-old son in an horrific motorbike accident in August 2010. Her son was riding his motorbike, when another motorbike rider – approaching from the opposite direction…
Fatal accidents are difficult for all concerned but, in the case of Mrs Brown’s son, who died as a result of a motorcycle accident, it was very important to get…
One day in November 2006, David Tolley was driving to work on the motorway when there was a brief but very violent hailstorm. David’s actions saved several people from a potentially disastrous fate.
We’re really proud of this case because it’s a great example of someone faced with a horrific change in their life taking the bull by the horns and turning everything…
We’re thrilled at how well Jonny Makin’s made the adjustment to life with a spinal cord injury. In this video, he talks about his rehabilitation and the business he’s just set up.
A motorbike accident dramatically changed Jan Order’s life. And brought her to Fletchers Solicitors. She continues to have a positive outlook on her lifestyle and be the same mum to her children.