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Case Study

Settlement for young girl following delayed diagnosis of hip dysplasia at Royal Berkshire Trust

Christina Gardiner secured a six-figure settlement for failures of care provided by Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The claimant's parents were concerned about their daughter who was walking with an out-turned foot. She was referred to hospital by her GP for further investigations but despite attending multiple appointments at the hospital Trust, she did not receive a diagnosis of bilateral hip dysplasia until she was more than three-years old. Once she was diagnosed, she underwent bilateral hip reconstruction aged three-and-a-half.

Because of the delayed diagnosis, the Claimant underwent more extensive surgery than she otherwise would have needed and a worse long-term outcome.

The hospital Trust made some admissions for their failures of care and the claim ultimately settled for a six-figure sum to compensate the claimant for her injuries and to pay for future private medical expenses, therapies and care when needed.

The Claimant's parents were very grateful to Christina and the team at Fieldfisher for their help in reaching a settlement of their daughters claim.

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For further information about hip dysplasia claims and delayed diagnosis claims, please call Christina Gardiner on 03304606746 or email


All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including no win no fee. Find out more about no win no fee claims.

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