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RXH-v- Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust A 9 year girl old (RXH) who cannot be named for legal reasons was awarded a compensation settlement totalling just under £20 million pounds after negligent care during her birth at North Devon District…Read more
Are the NHS right to overlook GBS Screening for all pregnant women and how effective are their current methods of managing Group B Strep?
Group B Strep specialist solicitor Stuart Bramley writes – “I was interested to read the results of two recent studies into GBS, particularly when those results are taken together. The medical publication BMJ Open describes the experience at one London…Read more
Stuart Bramley, a Partner at Tozers specialising in GBS claims, writes: “This article by the Huffington Post is a wonderfully clear and persuasive argument for routine testing. The results worldwide speak for themselves, as does the tragic loss of Natalie…Read more
Tozers’ partner Stuart Bramley writes – “A hospital being put into special measures would normally be an alarming development for local patients but unfortunately the facts here do seem to justify this dramatic step being taken. In the underfunded and…Read more
Tozers’ abuse claim specialist discusses online dangers for children: The real risk of criminalising our children
In a recent article published by the Daily Mail a 12-year-old girl is reported as being pressured by an online paedophile to send a topless picture of herself. Once the girl’s mother discovered the picture she immediately reported it to the police, rightly…Read more
Stuart Bramley, a GBS litigation specialist, writes “I was very pleased to see that the RCOG have finally made a number of new recommendations about Group B Strep. Perhaps the most effective step is the leaflet which will now be…Read more
Stuart Bramley, a clinical negligence Partner at Tozers, notes – Every year this topic arises in the press, and every year the figures given are entirely misleading. Defendant solicitors, i.e. those representing the NHS, are obliged to continually provide the…Read more
Four babies a week are brain damaged by NHS blunders which begs the question is enough being done to address these issues?
I act for many children who have been injured at birth including circumstances where criticisms focus on the delay or failure of medical staff to deliver by caesarean section. It must be remembered however that a C section is a…Read more
National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Report Says Shortage of Doctors and Midwives is Putting Lives at Risk
The first report from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) was published today. The inquiry was undertaken jointly by the royal colleges representing Obstetricians, midwives and paediatricians, and academics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health and…Read more