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Man left blind following misdiagnosis from doctors

Posted on 25th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

29 year-old Andi Peel from Leicester had been suffering from severe headaches while running a Carphone Warehouse store in August 2019. It wasn’t until January 2020 that he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing brain tumour.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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£100 million paid for maternity ward deaths in Mid and South Essex trust

Posted on 17th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

It’s been revealed that the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust paid over £100 million in compensation to bereaved families following 176 obstetrics claims relating to the death of babies and mothers in the past ten years.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Lack of oxygen lead to stillbirth of baby Ronnie

Posted on 17th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

In June 2020 at Basildon University Hospital Connie Copperthwaite-Jackson’s baby was stillborn and following an internal hospital report, it was found Ronnie died of hypoxia.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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17 year old may have suffered brain damage caused by medication after giving birth

Posted on 12th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

An inquest has heard that in September 2019 Teegan Barnard, aged 17, suffered cardiac arrest within two hours of giving birth at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester and later died at home on October 7th, 2019.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Hospital required to take action following deaths of four patients after gallstone procedure complications

Posted on 21st December 2021 in Medical Negligence

Within six months of each other, after receiving the same gallstone procedure, four patients died and action has been demanded by a coroner to prevent further deaths.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Pregnant woman are being denied the opportunity to plan a caesarean birth

Posted on 14th December 2021 in Medical Negligence

Despite the introduction of national guidance giving pregnant woman the right to a caesarean birth a decade ago, women are routinely being denied the opportunity for this.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS report reveals decade of failings in vulnerable mans care

Posted on 10th December 2021 in Medical Negligence

Mr Treacey lived his life in the care of the NHS and social care authorities, but experienced an “unacceptably poor quality of life” and was not kept safe from harm and NHS report has found.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Can you bring a claim arguing you should never have been conceived?

Posted on 08th December 2021 in Medical Negligence

Short answer – yes - Para-showjumper who sued mother's GP claiming she 'should never have been born' wins landmark case | Daily Mail Online

Posted by

Michelle Beckett

Associate and Solicitor

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Couple’s baby died in the womb following mistakes made by maternity staff

Posted on 07th December 2021 in Medical Negligence

As a result of the mistakes which lead to their baby’s death, Mr and Mrs Hawkins have now received a £2.8m pay out which is believed to be the largest payout for negligence relating to a stillbirth.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Catalogue of errors led to six year old girl dying of sepsis

Posted on 30th November 2021 in Medical Negligence

In July 2017 six year old Coco Bradford died in a Bristol hospital after receiving treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. An independent report has previously criticised the hospital and those involved as they missed opportunities save the young girl’s life.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Maternity service failings leads to public enquiry call in Nottingham

Posted on 26th November 2021 in Medical Negligence

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is facing review following a number of problems regarding its under-fire maternity services, calls which are being backed by councillors.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Clinical negligence reforms could help hospitals learn and prevent babies deaths

Posted on 11th November 2021 in Medical Negligence

Speaking during a webinar hosted by law firm Irwin Mitchell, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, has claimed that hospitals are not learning from their mistakes due in part to time-consuming clinical negligence litigation.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor