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NHS Scandals: 2018 Medical Negligence Claims

Posted on 28th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Those who follow the news would be forgiven for thinking that 2018 is the year of NHS scandals. Sir Brian Langstaffe’s inquiry into infected blood products, from which 3,000 died and over 25,000 are believed to have been infected, is being heard as separate investigations into hospitals in Shrewsbury & Telford suggest that on evidence available so far, 40 babies have died unnecessarily and another 12 bereaved families have been contacted in case the deaths of their children arose from similar causes.

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Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Report Into NHS Finds Too Many Baby Deaths Were Avoidable

Posted on 13th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Each Baby Counts is a national quality improvement programme led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Its goal is to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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What is Cauda Equina?

Posted on 12th February 2018 in Medical Negligence

The cauda equina is a collection of spinal nerves and nerve roots below the tapered end of the spinal cord, or conus medullaris. It consists of the second through to the fifth lumbar nerve pairs, all sacral nerve pairs and the coccygeal nerve. These nerve roots are called cauda equina nerve roots because early anatomists thought they looked like a horse’s tail. Cauda Equina is Latin for “horse’s tail”.  The cauda equina nerves control bladder and bowel, sexual function, sensation in the groin area and motor function throughout the legs.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Young Girl ‘Died of Meningitis’ Just Hours After She Was Sent Home From Hospital

Posted on 07th September 2017 in Medical Negligence

Girl, four, ‘died of meningitis’ just hours after she was sent home from the hospital.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Overcoming adversity: Fraser’s story

Posted on 28th June 2017 in Medical Negligence

Fraser was born into a sporty family. Unfortunately he sustained a severe group 2 injury when the 5th, 6th and 7th cervical nerves in his brachial plexus were damaged during his birth.  His injury limits the function and range of movement in his left hand and arm, especially at the shoulder.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Overcoming adversity: Luke’s story

Posted on 26th June 2017 in Medical Negligence

Luke was born in 1999 and suffered bilateral fractured clavicles and damage to the brachial plexus due to the force used to deliver him. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand, to supply movement and sensation. Tests at 3 months of age confirmed widespread and severe damage to all 5 nerve roots, including avulsion from the spinal cord. Surgery was performed and extensive physiotherapy provided but such degree of damage was beyond repair. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Spinal Injury Compensation

Posted on 18th February 2017 in Medical Negligence

Spinal cord injuries arise when there is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function. The problems arising from spinal cord injuries can be either temporary or permanent but often result in life changing complications such as:

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor