Father forced to fight hospital in courts to keep son alive spends funeral cash on lawyers – Daily Telegraph

‘Man uses money for teenage son’s funeral to pay for lawyers to argue at Court of Protection doctors should continue giving him chemotherapy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2015

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Too many are dying without dignity, health ombudsman warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2015 in hospitals, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report found ‘tragic’ cases of patients spending their last days in ‘unnecessary pain’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2015

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Boy who suffered brain damage due to Harrogate hospital failings to get £10m – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2015 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A six-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is to receive a £10m care and rehabilitation package from Harrogate and district NHS foundation trust after it admitted failing to provide proper care during his birth that resulted in devastating neurological injuries.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2015

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Chorister awarded £30,000 for damage to her voice – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2015 in damages, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘A pensioner left with a “weak, husky and painful” voice which rendered her unable to sing in a church choir after a botched NHS operation has been awarded £35,000 damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2015

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Brain damaged boy awarded £13m payout from Walsall Manor Hospital – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2015 in birth, compensation, duty of care, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A boy who suffered brain damage at birth has been awarded a £13m-compensation package. The 11-year-old will always have the mind of a six-year-old after his abnormally low sugar levels were not treated, following his birth at Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, in 2003.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Joshua Titcombe death: No prosecutions after police probe – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2015 in children, hospitals, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A police investigation into the death of a baby born at a Cumbrian hospital will not result in any prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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Current Issues in Cerebral Palsy & Brain Injury Claims – Cloisters

Posted April 21st, 2015 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This is the legal round up slot. There have been a number of interesting first instance cerebral palsy cases reported in 2014/15. The most interesting of which are Tippett v Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 917 (QB) and Baynham v Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC. I am going to focus on these two cases.’

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Cloisters, 9th April 2015

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Key highlights from record-breaking court awarded clinical negligence trial – Cloisters

‘William Latimer-Sayer highlights some points arising out of the record-breaking award in Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB).’

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Cloisters, 10th April 2015

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Man died in prison after police wrongly took him from psychiatric unit, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Mark Groombridge killed himself in Dovegate prison two weeks after he was removed from secure ward by probation officers and recalled to prison – a move that probably contributed to his death, jury finds.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Christian NHS worker appeals ruling she ‘bullied’ Muslim colleague by praying for her – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers for Victoria Wasteney lodge appeal against tribunal, claiming human rights were breached when she was disciplined after claims she tried to convert Enya Nawaz.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2015

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Montgomery Rules following the demise of Sidaway – No. 5 Chambers

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in appeals, birth, consent, hospitals, negligence, news, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court decision in the case of Montgomery v. Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11, 11 March 2015 sounds the death knell for Sidaway. The Supreme Court comprised of 7 Law Lords has now unequivocally said that Sidaway should not be followed in medical cases where consent is in issue. Allowing the appeal from the Scottish courts by a woman whose baby suffered shoulder dystocia in labour, the Supreme Court held that women have a right to information about ‘any material risk’ in order to make autonomous decisions about how to give birth.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 30th March 2015

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Clinical negligence: patients’ wishes are paramount – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in birth, consent, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Richard Paige discusses 2 recent decisions which are essential reading for any clinical negligence practitioner: they establish that patients’ wishes are paramount. Doctors must ensure that patients are sufficiently informed and must not censor information.’

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Park Square Barristers, 14th March 2015

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Serious Injury Cases: Another Example of the Judges Going Back to Basics – Zenith PI Blog

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘An earlier post looked at several cases this year where judges have considered fairly fundamental principles of damages when assessing serious personal injury claims. This trend can be seen again in a case decided today Robshaw -v-United Lincoln Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB).’

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Zenith PI Blog, 1st April 2015

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Boy left disabled during birth could receive record £15m compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘James Robshaw faces a lifetime of dependence after complications during his birth left him with cerebral palsy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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Nurses who don’t report poor care or who cover up mistakes now face being struck off – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2015 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, nurses, standards, whistleblowers by sally

‘Nurses could be struck off if they fail to escalate concerns about poor care or hide the truth about mistakes, under new rules unveiled by the profession’s governing body.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2015

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BBC Savile abuse: Dame Janet Smith review ‘due in May’ – BBC News

‘A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out abuse while at the BBC is due to be published in May, the review’s author has said.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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The Review by Robert Francis QC into Whistleblowing in the NHS – Littleton Chambers

Posted March 17th, 2015 in health, hospitals, news, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“ERRA”) introduced the first major legislative changes to the whistleblowing provisions in the Employment Rights Act introduced by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Those provisions afford remedies to workers who are subjected to a detriment or dismissed for making ‘protected disclosures’ of ‘relevant failures’.’

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Littleton Chambers, 13th February 2015

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Largest NHS trust put in special measures after damning CQC report – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2015 in hospitals, news, quality assurance, reports by sally

‘The NHS’s largest hospital trust in England is being put into special measures after inspectors uncovered an array of serious problems at one of its hospitals, including poor A&E care, a lack of staff, poor morale and a culture of bullying and harassment.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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MPs criticise ‘chasm’ between FGM prosecutions and reports – BBC News

‘MPs have criticised the “chasm” between the number of reported cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and the number of prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2015

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Elderly given power to decide where to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2015 in consultations, elderly, health, hospitals, news by sally

‘Government consultation document sets out plans to give patients more powers to plan and make decisions about their “end of life care”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2015

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