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Watchdog looks into safety incidents in hospitals and the number of babies with GBS

Posted on 20th July 2020 in Medical Negligence

An investigation by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), a national safety watchdog, has revealed that babies are at risk of dying from common treatable infections because NHS staff on maternity wards are not following national guidance, and are too short-staffed and overworked.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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How much is the statutory bereavement award and who can claim it?

Posted on 06th May 2020 in Medical Negligence

Poor medical care can sadly not only result in injury, but also the death of a patient. For those matters the statutory bereavement award, a set figure of compensation paid to the deceased’s family, has been increased.

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Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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The Duty of Candour and what we have learnt from investigations into poor medical care

Posted on 23rd April 2020 in Medical Negligence

Healthcare professionals are committed to delivering good care to their patients. Their first principle is to “do no harm” and the majority of the millions of people using healthcare services in the UK today will have a good experience.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Medical Negligence

With reference to this Daily Mail Online article, Tozers’ Group B Strep specialist Stuart Bramley comments on the NHS’s decision to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women.

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Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Case Study: When red flags are missed by GPs

Posted on 05th November 2019 in Medical Negligence

On 1 March 2019, Mrs Justice Yip, High Court Judge found that Dr Stead, a GP had breached his duty of care to a 35 year old patient whom he saw in his “out of hours” clinic. It seems that Dr Stead failed to note ‘red flag’ warning signs for cauda equina syndrome and to refer Mrs Shaw on urgently to hospital.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019 – Looking Forward

Posted on 25th October 2019 in Medical Negligence

Over the last 25 years we’ve been bringing claims for compensation for children who have suffered Erb’s Palsy injuries at birth, successfully recovering compensation for more than 140 children.

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Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019 ‘Then and Now’ – Chris’ Story

Posted on 24th October 2019 in Medical Negligence

My name is Chris, I’m 19 years old. When I was being born my left shoulder became stuck.  The process of trying to overcome this left me with a severe group 4 brachial plexus injury.  According to my records, the nerve roots in my entire brachial plexus were ruptured or avulsed. Essentially my left arm was paralysed, and I was considered one armed.  My left arm is also a lot shorter than the right one.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019 ‘Then and Now’ – Gavin’s Story

Posted on 23rd October 2019 in Medical Negligence

My name is Gavin and I have a right Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury, commonly known as Erb’s Palsy, an injury I’ve had since birth. My right arm has an impaired range of movement, reduced strength, endurance and sensation, however I’ve tried not to allow myself to be defined by my injury or let it prevent me from enjoying things.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019 ‘Then and Now’ – Kirsty’s story

Posted on 22nd October 2019 in Medical Negligence

Hello everyone, I’m Kirsty. I have left a grade 3 Erb’s Palsy, with pretty limited movement and very limited strength. I’ve had four operations to improve the function in my arm, which have helped. Erb’s Palsy is part of my life, but I think it’s one of the least interesting things about me; and hopefully you’ll agree with me once I tell you more!

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Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Erb’s Palsy Group Awareness Week 2019

Posted on 21st October 2019 in Medical Negligence

To raise awareness of Erb’s Palsy and to support the Erb’s Palsy Group we are running a series of articles this week written by young people who have the condition, entitled “Then and Now”.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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I struggled to do my mum justice at her inquest – BBC News

Posted on 01st October 2019 in Medical Negligence

Becky’s mum, Julie suffered with her mental health ever since Becky was a baby. Up until the day she died, Julie tried to get the help she desperately needed.

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Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Better Medical Care Costs Less

Posted on 01st January 2019 in Medical Negligence

We are pleased to confirm the launch of an animation video entitled Better care costs less produced by Prompt (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training), a charity whose aim is to make childbirth safer through evidence-based, multi-professional training and research.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor