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Virtual GP appointments lead to missed liver cancer diagnosis

Posted on 15th September 2021 in Medical Negligence

All clinicians including GPs have faced an exceptionally difficult time during the Covid crisis and the restrictions created by the pandemic has evidently made diagnosis of serious conditions a real challenge. 

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Death of baby part of largest review into NHS maternity care

Posted on 07th September 2021 in Medical Negligence

After initially examining 250 cases it has since been widened to focus on nearly 1,900 cases dating back decades and is now the largest ever review into NHS maternity care.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Clinical negligence process during lockdown look set to stay

Posted on 20th August 2021 in Medical Negligence

Unlike personal injury litigation, clinical negligence litigation relies on medical expert opinion to identify and determine both liability (whether there were failings in the care provided) and quantum (the losses arising from any injuries sustained).

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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A decade on, a maternity unit downgraded again following needless deaths of 12 mothers and babies

Posted on 20th August 2021 in Medical Negligence

Back in March 2015 a scandal hit a maternity unit when it was blamed for the needless deaths of 12 mothers and babies between 20024 and 2012, once again this unit has been criticised for providing poor care.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Failings in the Provision of Imaging Services in the NHS

Posted on 09th July 2021 in Medical Negligence

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has produced a timely report entitled 'Unlocking Solutions in Imaging: working together to learn from failings in the NHS' which includes what the PHSO has learned from complaints that raise significant concerns about patient safety. 

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Errors at one of UK’s largest hospitals leads to death of dozens of babies

Posted on 01st July 2021 in Medical Negligence

An investigation over the past decade at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust by The Independent and Channel 4 News uncovered repeated patterns of poor care, examples of botched inquiries and a failure to learn lessons that could keep mothers and their newborns safe.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Duty of care in wrongful birth

Posted on 30th June 2021 in Medical Negligence

A recent case has given clarity regarding the extent of compensation that should be awarded where  injuries did not relate to the advice sought from a doctor. The supreme Court considered the extent of a doctor’s duty of care in view of what compensation should be paid.

Posted by

Michelle Beckett

Associate and Solicitor

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Patient given wrong medicine for surgery

Posted on 23rd June 2021 in Medical Negligence

It was reported that in 2018 a hospital drug mix up meant a 77 year old lady from Plymouth, Devon, was wide awake during her heart surgery at Derriford Hospital.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Father got PTSD after witnessing his daughter’s birth

Posted on 16th June 2021 in Medical Negligence

The birth of Elliott Rae’s daughters was distressing, so much so he that struggled with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but sadly went on without help for over a year.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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What are Never Events?

Posted on 10th June 2021 in Medical Negligence

NHS Improvement defines Never Events as ‘patient safety incidents that are wholly preventable where guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic protective barriers are available at a national level and have been implemented by healthcare providers’.

Posted by

Natasha Neary

Chartered Legal Executive

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NHS error sees woman given the wrong procedure

Posted on 03rd June 2021 in Medical Negligence

A safety report has found a 39 year old woman was given an invasive gynaecological procedure instead of fertility treatment after she was wrongly identified as another patient.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Corporate manslaughter considered in maternity scandal involving 200 families

Posted on 24th May 2021 in Medical Negligence

Last year Dr Bill Kirkup, the expert who led the investigation into maternity fallings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, was called in to review the circumstances of maternity deaths at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust after the Independent revealed that scores of babies had died at the trust between 2014 and 2018, while more than 100 others suffered brain damage during birth.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor