Minority Report: Material Contribution or Genetics? - Oct 2023
Shahram is instructed in claims concerning most areas of alleged medical mismanagement and negligence. Recently he has concentrated on claims concerning delayed treatment such as surgery and cancers, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and other birth related complications.
- LC v. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust : Secured substantial damages for a surrogate with severe OCD who suffered severe psychiatric injury after the baby she was carrying suffered irreversible hypoxic injury and died soon after being delivered by emergency caesarean.
- BR v. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust : Secured substantial damages for a diabetic patient who suffered a below-knee amputation. The claimant had suffered a fracture to his ankle whilst walking, and began to develop symptoms of neuropathy and ulceration on his right foot, which was not assessed despite his complaints. The ulceration led to a deep-seated infection arising and travelling up his right foot/leg resulting in an below-knee amputation being carried out as a life-saving treatment.
- Platt v. South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust : Claimant suffered catastrophic spinal cord injury due to the failure of paramedics to immobilise her whilst removing her from the accident location. Claimant was forced to give up her career and was wheelchair bound. Liability and causation were established in 2019 and the claim settled for a substantial seven figure sum in 2021.
- Miah v. (1) Barking & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (2) Barts Health NHS Trust (3) Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust : Vulnerable adult claimant suffered permanent spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia requiring suitable accommodation and life-long care. Though breach and causation were denied by the three Trusts, the claim settled at mediation for a substantial seven figure sum.
- Baby S (deceased) v. Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust : 3 month old baby died on the operating table whilst undergoing a routine hernia repair. Cause of death was negligent insertion of the endotracheal tube which blocked his airway. Claim settled for full value. As a result of this tragic case all such procedures and methods throughout Europe have been improved to prevent a similar incidents arising.
- Wadsley v. Dr Jones : Delayed diagnosis of an obstructed bowel resulting in a colectomy and bladder repair being carried out. The claimant was fitted with a colostomy bag and suffered with regular infections. He also developed recurring hernias. Claim settled for full value notwithstanding a denial of breach and causation.
- Tomlinson v. (1) Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust : Negligent rupture of the popliteal artery by nearly 75% leading to catastrophic blood loss requiring transfusion. Claimant was left with significant narrowing of the artery which impacted on daily life and functionality. He required life-long assessment, monitoring and treatment. Claimant awarded substantial damages.
- Kersey v. Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust : Claimant left with permanent damage to her small bowel with repeated hernias caused by a negligently positioned mesh and staples. Claim compromised on a full loss basis to account for the claimant’s life-long medical needs and dietary requirements.
- B (A Child) v. (1) B Children’s Hospital NHS Trust (2) N General Hospital NHS Trust: Child with a rare heart condition was discontinued on life-saving medication resulting in repeated strokes causing permanent functional disability.
- FWZ v. S NHS Foundation Trust: Baby suffered from significant hypoxic brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy. Breach of duty and causation has been admitted and matters proceed on the issue of quantum.
- C-P v. B&T University Hospitals Foundation Trust: Claimant sustained permanent injury to her dominant hand as a result of the unlar branch of the median nerve being severed during routine carpal tunnel decompression surgery. The claimant has been left with a hand that lacks significant functionality and as such cannot perform any bi-manual tasks.
- C (A Child) v. M&TW NHS Trust: Failure by Trust to treat torsion injury to a child’s testicle resulting in removal of the testicle giving rise to significant cosmetic and emotional trauma. Future fertility issues may arise.
- M v. S NHS Foundation Trust: Delayed diagnosis of carcinoma requiring drastic surgery resulting in significant cosmetic, gynecological and functional disability.
- H v. (1) Dr S (2) Dr B: Claimant sustained life-threatening thrombotic event as a result of the failure of two GPs to note persistently raised platelet count and start her on prophylactic medication. As a result the claimant is at increased risk of suffering further thrombotic episodes which could prove fatal.
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Automatism defence successfully challenged by cyclist seriously injured by a car driver - Oct 2022
Join us at the Bar Council Pupillage Fair on 15th October - Oct 2022
Shahram Sharghy secures substantial damages for a diabetic patient who suffered a below-knee amputation - Sep 2022
Parents of a trainee commercial pilot successfully establish a substantial financial dependency claim - Aug 2022
Passenger who inadvertently took part in a road race secures substantial damages from the MIB - Jul 2022
Driver who lost control on mud outside of a farm entrance succeeds in his claim against the farmer - Jun 2022
APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Injury Conference 2022 with speaker Shahram Sharghy - May 2022
APIL Webinar 2/2 on Presenting, Defending and Valuing a Wrongful Birth Claim with Lizanne Gumbel QC & Shahram Sharghy - Mar 2022
Shahram Sharghy is to represent families of David Fuller’s victims at Public Inquiry - Dec 2021
Pupillage Application Tips and Life at the Bar with 1COR - Dec 2021
Acoustic shock from airbag activation claim - Oct 2021
Damages secured for elite athlete following a road traffic accident - Oct 2021
Henry Witcomb QC and Shahram Sharghy secure settlement for victim of Finsbury Park Mosque Attack - Oct 2021
Wrongful Birth Claims: Theory, Law and Practice Webinar - Oct 2021
Delighted to welcome Shahram Sharghy as a tenant at 1 Crown Office Row - Aug 2021