‘Fake cancer’ woman sentenced for defrauding donors – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2015 in cancer, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A young woman who defrauded friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer has avoided an immediate jail term.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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Mother in High Court challenge against NHS ombudsman – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in cancer, complaints, health, medical records, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The mother of a young woman who died in hospital is challenging the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) in the High Court.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Terminally ill woman sues over cancer diagnosis delay – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in cancer, delay, duty of care, health, news, Wales by sally

‘A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

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Mother who kept her daughter off school over cancer fears cleared by court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2014 in cancer, fines, health, local government, news, school children, truancy by sally

‘Kerry Capper dragged through the legal process after keeping her daughter at home fearing her cancer had returned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2014

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Duped by the ‘blood analyst’ who says he can cure cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2014 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, doctors, news by sally

‘Controversial Harley Street specialist is found guilty of claiming he can cure cancer in landmark case brought by trading standards.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

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APIL granted permission to challenge HMRC policy on mesothelioma victims’ work records – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court is this week hearing a judicial review that claimant lawyers hope will strike down the deeply unpopular policy of HM Revenue & Customs that means it will only release the employment history of a mesothelioma victim to their lawyer with a High Court order.’

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Litigation futures, 12th March 2014

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Asbestos cancer payments of up to £123,000 announced – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in asbestos, cancer, compensation, news by tracey

‘Victims of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, are to receive an average of £123,000 compensation from a new fund.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2014

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Mesothelioma Act 2014

Mesothelioma Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

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Damning report exposes NHS secrecy in breast cancer scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in cancer, doctors, health, hospitals, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘Hundreds of women were put at risk of breast cancer as “weak and indecisive” bosses at scandal-hit hospital covered up failings by a charismatic surgeon despite repeated warnings, an inquiry has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with lifestyle changes and herbs, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2013 in advertising, cancer, HIV, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Man in court for rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939 which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2013

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Police launch criminal investigation into cancer scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2013 in cancer, criminal justice, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news, police by tracey

‘Police launch a criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of cancer waiting lists at a hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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Scandal cancer trust placed in special measures – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2013 in cancer, health, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

“An inquest heard how a policewoman died at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, just hours after childbirth, after staff failed to replace lost blood, which triggered a cardiac arrest. The case of Diane Patt, 34, follows an inquest earlier this year into the death of a baby, whose skull was crushed by excessive use of forceps. Yesterday regulators placed the trust in special measures, after inspectors found that staff were put under pressure to falsify data, leaving some patients waiting months for urgent cancer treatment.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2013

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Cancer patient wins battle for payout after failing to declare headache – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2013 in cancer, health, insurance, news by tracey

“A dying woman whose life insurance claim was refused because she failed to disclose unrelated GP visits several years earlier has won her battle with an insurance company.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2013

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Woman with learning difficulties will be forcibly checked for possible cancer, judge rules – The Independent

Posted August 6th, 2013 in cancer, learning difficulties, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman with severe learning difficulties who has refused to undergo medical examinations for a possible cancer of the uterus will be sedated and forcibly treated, a High Court judge ruled today.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2013

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Judge to rule if man can refuse help for cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2013 in cancer, Court of Protection, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“A judge has been asked to decide if a man who suffers from a chronic mental illness should be treated for possible testicular cancer after he refused the treatment recommended by doctors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2013

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Claimant lawyers hit out at government’s mesothelioma plan – Litigation Futures

“A government scheme designed to speed payments to mesothelioma sufferers could leave them thousands of pounds out of pocket and will not help other asbestos victims, according to claimant personal injury lawyers.”

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Litigation Futures, 9th May 2013

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Victory for family denied cancer claim payout for father – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2013 in cancer, disclosure, financial services ombudsman, health, insurance, news by tracey

“The family of a man who died of cancer but whose life insurance payout was refused on the grounds that he failed to disclose pins and needles have won their fight against Friends Life, after the financial ombudsman ruled that the insurer was wrong to cancel his policy.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2013

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Child radiotherapy case: “one cannot enjoy even diminished quality of life if one is not alive” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 21st, 2013 in cancer, children, complementary medicine, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“The highly publicised case about a seven year old boy whose estranged parents could not agree about the necessary treatment following surgery for his brain tumour was resolved by a firm ruling in favour of orthodox medicine by Bodey J, four days before Christmas.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2013

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Neon Roberts’s mother refused time to seek alternative tumour treatments – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2012 in cancer, children, complementary medicine, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a brain tumour has been refused more time to seek alternative treatments.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2012

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Government plan for mesothelioma claims process draws heavy fire from claimant lawyers – Litigation Futures

Posted December 20th, 2012 in cancer, compensation, consultations, delay, fees, news by tracey

“Lawyers acting on the new system for dealing with mesothelioma claims will be paid on fixed-fee basis, the government announced yesterday.”

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Litigation Futures, 19th December 2012

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