Medical Negligence Stories
We understand the significant trauma experienced by families following a preventable birth injury. Our team is here to support you every step of the way with your claim – and beyond settlement. You are not alone in your journey.
Cerebral palsy caused by birth injury in Lancashire
“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it is dark, look for stars.”
Donna’s daughter suffered a serious, and entirely preventable, birth injury leading to lifelong disabilities including quadriplegic cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and behavioural issues.
Oxygen deprivation at birth leads to brain damage in Greater Manchester
“Children with disabilities are like butterflies with a broken wing. They are just as beautiful as all the others, but they need help to spread their wings.”
A delay in Liam’s delivery resulted in a deprivation of oxygen, causing permanent, irreversible brain damage leading to cerebral palsy.
If you believe that your family has suffered a preventable injury due to medical negligence, contact our friendly team for a free initial consultation on 01253 766 559.
Irreversible brain damage caused by delayed infection treatment at birth in Lancashire
“Every child is a different kind of flower. All together they make this world a beautiful garden.”
During the course of her birth, Hannah acquired a streptococcal infection which was not treated in time. This resulted in septicaemia and meningitis, causing permanent, irreversible brain damage.
Avoidable baby death in Lancashire
“Loving a child exposes places in the heart that you didn’t know existed. Losing a child does the same thing.”
Alison and her partner were excited after Alison fell pregnant for the first time. Sadly, after a healthy and normal pregnancy, they lost their first daughter Macy less than two hours after her birth which we believe was due to medical errors.
‘What always strikes me is how well-informed each individual is about every single case (of which they have many) and how each of them brings a different skill to the table. Diane is vastly experienced and there is no trick that she hasn’t written the book on. She is passing this onto the rest of her team and they get stronger each year. One particular strength is the incredibly resourceful in-house medical consultant, who works on each and every case, providing extremely useful insight into the medicine. It would not have been possible for me to prepare so thoroughly for cons, inquests and trials without the benefit of his very considerable expertise; enormous credit must go to Diane for tapping into such a rich vein of knowledge.’
‘Diane Rostron’s dedicated support and personal commitment to clients and their families makes her stand out from others in the field. She is the most committed and compassionate of solicitors that I have come across in dealings with in excess of 50 UK and worldwide law firms.’
“We would definitely recommend Diane.She is very informed and very knowledgeable. We felt very confident in her abilities. She was honest and direct, professional yet approachable and sensitive.”
“Diane Rostron is excellent. She is very professional but also very down to earth and was able to put me at ease from day one. The most important thing for me is having an open channel of communication and being kept up-to-date with progress and being told in layman's terms what the key issues are. This has always happened and I know if I contact Diane I will receive a prompt response. I have been waiting over 13 years for the opportunity to get justice for my son. I believe that my best chance of getting justice is to have Diane Rostron representing my son.”
“Diane is very easy to communicate with. We cannot express how pleased we are with the service she provided to us. She is a true professional. We would like to say a big thank you to Diane and her team from the bottom of our hearts. We would recommend her to anyone who needs a solicitor . Diane is first rate.”
"Diane Rostron has a rare combination of excellent judgement, tenaciousness, and compassion for her clients."
"The team provides an excellent and responsive service."
"Diane Rostron provides a consistent professional approach to all cases. She is noted to have a thorough understanding of their current situation and works tirelessly to find solutions to immediate difficulties they may be facing. Diane ensures that the clients are up to date with the progression of their case and is happy to speak to them directly if required"
Avoidable brain damage following failure to deliver timely treatment for croup in Greater Manchester
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have” - Bob Marley
Zachary, aged seven months was admitted to hospital suffering with croup. His condition was allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that he required emergency intubation. During the course of this procedure he suffered a profound deprivation of oxygen, leading to permanent brain damage.
Failure to recognise sepsis and provide timely treatment leads to preventable baby death in Merseyside
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” - Herman Hess
Sam and Phil took their 15-month-old daughter Evie into hospital in 2018 when she became suddenly unwell. They recognised that Evie was showing signs of sepsis and repeatedly urged medical staff to give her antibiotics which they sadly failed to do in a timely manner leading to the loss of their beautiful girl.
Preventable brain damage ends young Tottenham Hotspur player’s career in London
“A parent will only ever be in one of three places: in front of you to cheer you on, behind you to have your back, or next to you so you are not walking alone” - S Turner
Rad underwent cardiac screening when he was 16 having been signed to Tottenham Hotspur. The purpose of the screening is to detect silent cardiac problems. An ECG demonstrated a potentially fatal problem. Neither Rad nor his parents were advised that the ECG was grossly abnormal. Some months later, whilst playing in a professional match, he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was deprived of oxygen for 16 minutes, leading to severe brain damage.
Avoidable death of father aged in his 40s following medical negligence in Lancashire
“Sometimes the strongest amongst us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about”
Michelle’s husband needed a scan to determine if he had a pulmonary embolism. Instead, he was subjected to an invasive procedure which resulted in damage to an artery, causing him to bleed to death.
Significantly delayed sepsis treatment leads to the preventable death of a father in his 40s in Lancashire
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” - Terry Guillemets
Louise’s partner went into hospital over a bank holiday weekend in 2017 as a priority patient. He was suffering with symptoms of sepsis on day one of admission and should have been provided with antibiotics. Sadly, the hospital failed in its duty of care and he died just a few days later aged 45.