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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

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Baby death raises questions over maternity care

Posted on 20th May 2021 in Medical Negligence

Despite a low-risk pregnancy, Beth and Dan Wankiewicz say their baby son Clay died last year, shortly after his birth at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, from multiple skull fractures.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Unpublished hospital patient safety reports exposed

Posted on 19th May 2021 in Medical Negligence

As a result of the request 111 reports were identified (100 in England, 6 in Northern Ireland, 4 in Scotland and 1 in Wales) and 80 were released to the BBC.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Model dies from multi-organ failure due to sepsis

Posted on 13th May 2021 in Medical Negligence

Chloe Rideout, who died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in October 2018, was “let down” by healthcare professionals, according to her mother in a recent news article.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS Trust admits failure over death of baby in maternity case

Posted on 20th April 2021 in Medical Negligence

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has admitted failing to provide safe care and treatment for seven-day-old Harry Richford, who died in 2017, just seven days after an emergency delivery.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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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