Judge orders blood transfusion for Jehovah’s Witness child – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 16th, 2014 in blood products, children, human rights, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v Child B and Mr and Mrs B [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam) – I posted earlier this year a discussion of Ian McEwan’s pellucid and moving account of the difficulties encountered by judges when steering between the rock of parental faith and the hard place of children’s best interests (The Children Act, 2014). This judgment, although handed down four months ago, has just been published, and confirms that judges may be resolute, however politely, in the face of parents’ insistence that they know what is best for their children.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 15th December 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

Judge rules Jehovah’s Witness boy can receive blood transfusion – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2014 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that the son of two devout Jehovah’s Witnesses can be given a blood transfusion despite religious objections from his parents.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Give child abuse viewers medical help, not prison terms, says police chief – The Independent

‘Child abuse viewers who access images and video on the internet need medical help to overcome “perverse attractions” rather than serve prison terms, said a senior police officer.’

Full story

The Independent, 6th December 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

GP ‘disgust’ at watchdog errors – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2014 in BBC, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

‘GPs have told the BBC their reputations have been “tarnished by incompetence” from the health watchdog.’

Full story

BBC News, 5th December 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

What does Duty of Candour mean for employers? – Cloisters

‘So far, commentators have focused on the interplay between clinical negligence law and the Duty of Candour. But the latest requirements also have important repercussions for those in regulated professions such as doctors and nurses and their employment relationships. In this article, we look at steps which employers should now consider in light of the new Duty of Candour.’

Full story

Cloisters, 1st December 2014

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off

Regina (Cushnie) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted November 18th, 2014 in asylum, equality, health, law reports, medical treatment, regulations by sally

Regina (Cushnie) v Secretary of State for Health [2014] EWHC 3626 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 484

‘Regulation 11(c) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011 contravened the provisions of section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 by reason of a lack of regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.’

WLR Daily, 5th November 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

Laughton v Shalaby – “Similar Fact Evidence” in Civil Cases – Admissibility of Evidence of Incompetence in Other Cases in a Clinical Negligence Claim – Zenith PI Blog

‘In Laughton v Shalaby [2014] EWCA Civ 1450, the claimant appealed a decision that the defendant surgeon had not acted negligently in the course of carrying out a hip operation.’

Full story

Zenith PI Blog, 17th November 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Comments Off

Law firm’s medical negligence advert “likely to cause distress to pregnant viewers” – Legal Futures

Posted November 12th, 2014 in advertising, medical treatment, negligence, news, pregnancy, regulations by tracey

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a TV medical negligence advert for Merseyside personal injury specialists Michael W Halsall Solicitors was “likely to cause undue distress to pregnant viewers”.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 12th November 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off

Foreign Office tells extradited grandfather to go back to US jail for vital medical treatment – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in bail, extradition, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Extradited British grandfather Paul Dunham told by Foreign Office it will not pay for urgent heart treatment – and that he should return to maximum security US jail for treatment.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Dr Daniel Ubani wins costs from Cambridgeshire victim’s son – BBC News

‘A man whose father was killed by a lethal overdose from a doctor said he feels “physically sick” at the idea of paying the physician’s legal costs.’

Full story

BBC News, 7th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Mother cleared of poisoning teenager daughter with hormones supplied by Belgian doctor says case should be landmark for parents’ rights – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2014 in children, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news, parental rights, poisoning by sally

‘A mother cleared of poisoning her daughter after taking desperate measures to treat a chronic condition has said that the case should be used as a landmark for other parents finding care for their children outside the NHS.’

Full story

The Independent, 30th October 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in doctors, duty of care, health, medical treatment, news, nurses, oaths, professional conduct by sally

‘The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Anorexia, alcoholism and the right to autonomy – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The issues that arose before the Court of Protection in this case encapsulate the difficulties involved in applying legal tools to the organic swamp of human pathology. Everything that one may envisage, for example, in planning a “living will” (or, more precisely, an Advance Decision under the Mental Capacity Act), may have no application at the critical time because the human body – or rather the way it falls apart – does not fit in to neat legal categories. In such a situation it is often the right to autonomy that is most at risk, since what you plan for your own medical and physiological future may not square with what the authorities you decide you were capable of planning. Cobb J’s sensitive and humane judgement in this sad case is a very encouraging sign that courts are beginning to resist the tyrannous claims of Article 2 and the obligation to preserve life at all costs.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd October 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

Judge rules pregnant paranoid schizophrenic woman must undergo Caesarean section – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in birth, Court of Protection, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A judge has ruled a pregnant woman who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia will undergo a Caesarean section.’

Full story

The Independent, 22nd October 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers” – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A Local Authority and M (By his litigation friend via the Official Solicitor) v E and A (Respondents) [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014). And now the Court of Protection has published a ruling by Baker J that a a supporter of the discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield embarked on an odyssey of intrusive remedies and responses to her son’s disorder, fabricating claims of damage from immunisation, earning her membership of what science journalist Brian Deer calls the class of “Wakefield mothers.” ‘

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 15th October 2014

Source: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

Boy taken off life support after judge rules there is no hope of a ‘miracle’ dies – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2014 in children, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The family of the 17-month-old are ‘devastated’ after his life-support machine was switched off against their wishes.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Boy should be taken off life-support, rules judge – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2014 in children, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge has ruled.’

Full story

BBC News, 30th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Toddler’s virus death ‘not predictable,’ consultant says – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in children, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The death of a toddler who died from a respiratory virus after seeing GPs 30 times could not have been prevented or predicted, his inquest heard.’

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Developments in fundamental dishonesty – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 24th, 2014 in bills, costs, criminal justice, damages, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Personal injury practitioners will be aware of the significance of a finding of fundamental dishonesty in the context of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (“QoCs”) following the implementation of the Jackson reforms. In addition to this those words could soon take on a new significance in the context of a defendant’s liability to a claimant and consequent costs orders in personal injury claims.’

Full story

Hardwicke Chambers, 15th September 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Comments Off

Best Interests Reviewed: United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v N [2014] EWCOP 16 – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 24th, 2014 in Court of Protection, health, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

‘This recent case in the Court of Protection considered best interests in the context of a minimally conscious patient and whether it was lawful for the applicant trust to cease making further efforts to maintain artificial nutrition.’

Full story

No. 5 Chambers, 18th September 2014

Source: www.no5.com

Comments Off