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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

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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.

Posted by

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.

Posted by

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.

Posted by

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.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor