The Claimant, who in her 30’s and who has three young children, developed glaucoma in both eyes in July 2016. She was referred to Southampton Hospital for treatment. However, as a result of clinical and administrative errors she did not undergo the surgery which she required until February 2018. By this time she had lost the sight in both eyes.
Liability was admitted by the Trust.
The Claimant pursued substantial claims for loss of earnings, and care and assistance.
Nigel was instructed to represent the Claimant at a mediation which took place at the end of September 2019. Total damages of £3.2 million were agreed.
The case has attracted interest in the national press and on the BBC.