Twenty-four year old Danielle tragically died in December 2014 after her renal condition was left untreated.
Danielle first developed health problems in 2008 when she felt weak and lethargic, but the causes of her complaint were not identified and her symptoms were attributed to an eating disorder. In 2009, Danielle suffered a miscarriage which led medical staff at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham to discover that she had acute kidney failure. Despite this discovery, medical staff discharged Danielle without discussing the kidney problems with her or her family.
Danielle’s health continued to worsen and an emergency kidney transplant was carried out in October 2010. After the transplant, Danielle’s mother, Ruth, contacted Thompsons Solicitors to begin a medical negligence claim. Thompsons Solicitors secured £30,000 in compensation for Danielle on the grounds that her condition should have been treated when it was first discovered in 2009. Sadly, at Christmas time in 2014, Danielle felt poorly again and she passed away as a result of her condition on Boxing Day 2014.
Ruth, Danielle's mother, said: “After Thompsons secured compensation for my beautiful daughter, she was able to look to the future after what had been an extremely traumatic and unstable time. She used the compensation to furnish her flat and make a new start. Life without our gorgeous daughter will never be the same. We are utterly devastated by the failures that led to Danielle's premature death.”