Families denied legal aid for epilepsy drug court case – BBC news

Posted November 8th, 2010 in birth, legal aid, news, personal injuries by sally

“Dozens of families who blame an epilepsy drug for causing birth defects in their children say they are devastated that legal aid to sue its maker has been withdrawn.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2010

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Bedford hospital pays £515k for baby birth scan error – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A mother who had a disabled baby after antenatal scans at Bedford hospital failed to pick up that he had spina bifida has won a £515,000 pay-out.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Disabled girl wins payout over Norwich hospital birth – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl who suffered oxygen starvation during her birth at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has won the right to millions in compensation from the NHS.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2010

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£4 million compensation for cerebral palsy teenager – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A teenager who has severe cerebral palsy is set to receive a £4 million compensation package.”

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The Independent, 1st September 2010

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Staffordshire police cleared over stillborn baby – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2010 in birth, news, police by sally

“Staffordshire police have been cleared over the way they handled the discovery of a stillborn baby boy in a plastic bag outside a mosque.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2010

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Multimillion-pound compensation for birth delay boy – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A six-year-old Wearside boy has been awarded multimillion-pound damages after mistakes at his birth left him severely disabled.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

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Parents win compensation after son born with cerebral palsy after hospital error – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A midwife whose son was starved of oxygen at birth leaving him disabled has won compensation to pay for his care.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2010

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Army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2010 in armed forces, birth, chemical weapons, news, war crimes by sally

“Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 4th May 2010

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Essex NHS trust must pay brain-damaged boy £1.75m – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The parents of a brain damaged boy from Essex have been awarded £1.75m compensation by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2010

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Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) – WLR Daily

Posted March 9th, 2010 in appeals, birth, hospitals, law reports, negligence, personal injuries, time limits by sally

Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) [2010] EWCA Civ 195; [2010] WLR (D) 66

“A claimant bringing an action in negligence for personal injury out of time had constructive knowledge of the relevant facts for the purposes of s 14 of the Limitation Act 1980 if, considered objectively, he had the knowledge which he might reasonably have been expected to acquire having regard to all the circumstances of the case.”

WLR Daily, 8th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judge approves £5.6m compensation package for disabled teenager – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A High Court judge described being ‘humbled’ today by the devoted care given by the family of a girl brain-damaged at birth as she gave her backing to a £5.6 million compensation package.”

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The Independent, 1st February 2010

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Disabled man given £2m payout from NHS for injuries suffered at birth – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 26th, 2010 in birth, compensation, news, personal injuries, time limits by sally

“A severely disabled man who can only communicate by tapping a computer keyboard with his nose has received a £2 million payout for injuries he suffered at birth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2010

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Liverpool hospital payout for birth paralysis girl – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl from Merseyside whose arm was paralysed during childbirth has been awarded a six-figure payout.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

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Government to pay £20m and apologise to victims of thalidomide – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2009 in birth, compensation, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“The Government is set to pay millions of pounds to thalidomide victims and to apologise for their suffering.”

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TheTimes, 21st December 2009

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Hospital payout for birth blunder – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“An eight-year-old boy affected by behavioural problems as a result of a hospital blunder during his birth has won £1.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Woman wins £3m birth injury award – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman is to receive about £3m in compensation for injuries that were caused to her when she was born 37 years ago.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Epileptic mother wins £4m damages after fit in hospital birth – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“An epileptic mother-to-be and her unborn baby, both of whom almost drowned when she suffered a fit whilst unattended in a hospital bath, have won more than £4 million in High Court damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2009

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Girl wins brain damage settlement – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl left severely disabled following her birth at a Norfolk hospital has won a multi-million pound compensation payout at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2009

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Thalidomide victims still fighting for justice 35 years on – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2009 in birth, compensation, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“Britain’s most revered newspaper editor returned to the scene of his greatest triumph yesterday, joining thalidomide survivors to demand that the Government acknowledge its role in the world’s worst drug disaster.”

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The Independent, 9th October 2009

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£400,000 damages for family of woman who died in childbirth – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2009 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a woman who died in labour and never saw the son she had conceived after IVF treatment was awarded £410,000 damages today.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk