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Compensation payouts for NHS errors have trebled in the last decade

Posted on 07th April 2021 in Medical Negligence

New figures show that poor maternity care is costing more then £1 million a day in compensation, having trebled in the last decade.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Sepsis death after series of hospital errors

Posted on 17th March 2021 in Medical Negligence

A recent news article tells the story of a four year old boy who died from sepsis after hospital doctors sent him home before test results confirmed that he had a potentially deadly infection.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Call for hospitals to use gold-standard GBS test

Posted on 25th February 2021 in Medical Negligence

Patient Safety Minister Nadine Dorries has issued a call for hospitals to use gold-standard test for mothers at risk of giving babies Group B Strep, after the large-scale National Institute for Health Research-funded clinical trial on testing for GBS had received ethical approval in 2019 with an estimated 80 hopsitals required to take part ensuring the rial screening could reach 320,00 women, only 15 hospitals have been able to commit.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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No-fault compensation for Clinical Negligence

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Medical Negligence

An article in the Law Society Gazette from 2 February 2021 looked at the posibilty of a total overhaul of the system of clinical negligence compensation within the NHS by ministers.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS overhaul demanded after largest maternity scandal

Posted on 10th December 2020 in Medical Negligence

The Ockenden review’s first report into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals has today been published, identifying 34 areas where maternity care should be improved. 

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Q&A with Karen Hillyer Chair of the Erb’s Palsy Group

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

We meet with the incredible Karen Hillyer, chair of the Erb's Palsy Group, for an engaging talk about her role and achievements as part of the Erb’s Palsy Group, advice for parents, and how Erb's Palsy Awareness Week could help achieve great results for the charity and those affected by the condition.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Starting a Medical Negligence Claim

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

In a claim for clinical negligence it must be proven that the medical care fell short of that considered reasonable by a responsible body of medical opinion; and that as a result injury was suffered. If both can be proven, then financial compensation will be paid.

Posted by

Kate Stone

Solicitor

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Erb's Palsy Awareness Week 2020 - Daisy's Story

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

An obstetric brachial plexus palsy injury can have a lifelong impact on many aspects of a child’s life. A look into a powerful case study of Daisy’s story shows that there can be both physical ans emotional effects as well as, potentially, an impact on the child’s future.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Cauda Equina Awareness Day 2020 - Martin's Story

Posted on 30th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

Martin had a long-standing history of mechanical back pain which troubled him from time to time. However, he was an otherwise fit and healthy man in his 30s who did a manual job and lived a moderately active life. However his back pain suddenly worsened one day after doing exercise when he experienced severe, searing pain in lower back just above his buttocks, particularly on the one side.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Prosecution for lack of Duty of Candour

Posted on 24th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

In the course of medical treatment, unfortunately, sometimes, things do go wrong and when an individual is harmed as a result, healthcare providers have an obligation under the duty of candour (Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 20) to be “open and transparent” about what happened.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Refreshing read: The cost of clinical negligence claims that doesn’t seek to blame the lawyers

Posted on 18th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

The figures set out in this Daily Mail article are far from refreshing, however – every reader who supports our Health Service will be alarmed to see the amounts paid out in claims.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Duncan James appointed as ambassador of Cauda Equina Champions Charity

Posted on 26th August 2020 in Medical Negligence

Duncan James, member of British boyband ‘Blue’, actor and theatre star, has been appointed as the first ever ambassador for Cauda Equina Champions Charity (CECC).

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor