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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy – A Parent’s Experience

Posted on 04th April 2024 in Medical Negligence

For many years we at Tozers have supported families affected by Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is a type of brain damage which is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain before or shortly after birth. We assist families to bring a claim for compensation where their child has developed physical and/or cognitive difficulties. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Poor Results for Maternity Services Inspection in Devon Hospitals

Posted on 19th March 2024 in Medical Negligence

At the end of 2023, the Care Quality Commission published reports that highlighted concerns about the safety standards of maternity units across the country.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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The Implementation of Martha’s Rule

Posted on 22nd February 2024 in Medical Negligence

On World Sepsis Day 2023, I wrote an article raising awareness of this devastating illness, and shared the work being courageously undertaken by Martha’s parents, after Martha sadly and avoidably lost her life to sepsis at just 13 years old.

Posted by

Helena Campbell

Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

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Call the Midwife: Shoulder Dystocia and Cerebral Palsy

Posted on 23rd January 2024 in Medical Negligence

Series 13 Episode 1 Whilst certainly not claiming to be a superfan I do occasionally catch an episode of the extremely popular historical drama “Call the midwife” set in London in the 1960s. On the evening of Sunday 7th January, whilst distracted doing something else, my attention was caught when one of the characters in the show began to describe how her daughter (now an adult, disabled and pregnant with her own child) had been injured herself during birth leading to her disability. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Never Events: What Are They and Why Do They Happen?

Posted on 11th December 2023 in Medical Negligence

Never events are serious, preventable patient safety incidents that should never happen in healthcare settings. 

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Recent MRI scan means thousands will no longer need avoidable surgical biopsies

Posted on 17th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

It is estimated that 1 in 8 UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, Movember’s month long campaign for awareness surrounding the condition remains an important mission.

Posted by

Helena Campbell

Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

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Poor safety standards in english maternity units

Posted on 17th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

We follow the latest findings from England’s healthcare regulator who have reported that the declining safety levels in maternity units across the country continue to be cause for concern. Recent analysis by the BBC of Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports revealed that two thirds of maternity care units are not safe enough.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Could Cervical Cancer Be Eliminated by 2040?

Posted on 15th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

Currently, 1 in 142 females will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in their lifetime. On average, around 3,000 diagnoses are made in the UK each year, and whilst more than 2,000 of those patients will have a positive outcome, sadly around 800 will result in death.

Posted by

Tamsin Trollope

Senior Paralegal

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A parent’s perspective of bringing a Group B Strep claim

Posted on 30th October 2023 in Medical Negligence

In this article, written with a mother whose son suffered from a GBS infection shortly after birth, we look at what it is really like to bring a case where your child has been affected by GBS.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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A breast cancer case study

Posted on 20th October 2023 in Medical Negligence

Michelle Beckett reflects on the case of Mrs S, where sadly despite her reporting a breast lump and being seen by her GP on 3 occasions, the appropriate action was not taken until the 3rd appointment and it was argued that this negatively impacted on her long term treatment and prognosis.

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Michelle Beckett

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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Erb's Palsy Awareness Week FAQ's

Posted on 20th October 2023 in Medical Negligence

During Erb's Palsy Awareness Week we take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding Erb's Palsy.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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First ever birth trauma debate to take place in the House of Commons

Posted on 19th October 2023 in Medical Negligence

In House of Commons today, 19 October 2023, will be the first ever debate in history on the topic of birth trauma. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor