Neon Roberts to have surgery against mother’s wishes after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2012 in cancer, children, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“A high court judge has ordered that a seven-year-old boy at the centre of a legal dispute must have an urgent life-saving brain operation despite his mother’s refusal to give her consent.”

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The Guardian, 18th December 2012

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Judge delays ruling on brain tumour boy – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2012 in cancer, child abduction, children, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“New developments in Neon’s case lead judge to schedule return to court for later in the month.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2012

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Sally Roberts in court over son’s cancer treatment – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2012 in cancer, child abduction, children, medical treatment, news by sally

“A mother who ran away with her seven-year-old son has been told he could die if he does not receive cancer treatment for his brain tumour.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2012

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Breast cancer patients claim compensation from hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2012 in cancer, class actions, compensation, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“Women who claim they had botched and unnecessary breast cancer operations are taking legal action against three hospitals in the West Midlands.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2012

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Doctors failing to examine women as one in ten medical negligence claims involve breast cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2012 in cancer, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“One in ten medical negligence claims involving cancer are from women with breast cancer as doctors are failing to examine women and not following up on abnormal test results, it has been warned.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer-related medical negligence claim against GPs, Medical Protection Society (MPS) has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2012

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Woman who does not believe she has cancer can undergo operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2012 in cancer, Court of Protection, health, medical treatment, mental health, news by tracey

“A schizophrenic woman who does not believe she has cancer can now undergo a risky operation against her wishes that could save her life, on the orders of a senior judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2012

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Asbestos cancer compensation scheme is ‘too limited and too late’ for victims – The Guardian

“A scheme to compensate victims of asbestos cancer will not come into force for two years, so many will die before receiving any money, the government is being warned.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2012

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Ovarian cancer delays leading to big payouts for damages – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2012 in cancer, damages, delay, doctors, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Doctors’ failure to diagnose ovarian cancer in women, some of whom later died from the disease, is leading to damages payouts of as much as £550,000, research reveals.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2012

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Asbestos: court ruling opens way for insurance claims – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2012 in asbestos, cancer, compensation, health & safety, insurance, news, Supreme Court, victims by sally

“The UK Supreme Court has made a ruling which could allow thousands of insurance claims by families of people who died after exposure to asbestos.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2012

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Woman who battled cancer must fight law to return ovary – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2012 in assisted reproduction, cancer, EC law, human tissue, news by sally

“A woman left infertile by teenage cancer is having to battle the law to get doctors to give her back the ovary that she had frozen before chemotherapy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2012

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One error on letter doomed cancer mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2011 in cancer, compensation, doctors, duty of care, news by sally

“A key stroke error on a computer cost a breast cancer sufferer her life after two urgent letters asking her to go to hospital appointments were sent to the wrong address.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2011

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Mesothelioma: Hospice wins landmark victory in asbestos cancer case – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2010 in asbestos, cancer, care homes, charities, industrial injuries, news, personal injuries by sally

“Hospices that care for victims of a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure hope to get help with treatment costs following a landmark court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2010

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Cookham Wood jail breast cancer ruling quashed – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2010 in appeals, cancer, medical treatment, negligence, news, prisons by sally

“A woman’s right to claim for damages after doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer while she was in prison in Kent has been quashed.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2010

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Family wins payout over mother Lavinia Bletchly’s undiagnosed cancer – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2010 in cancer, compensation, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The family of a young mother who died after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer secured a six-figure pay-out from an NHS body today.”

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The Independent, 26th March 2010

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‘Healer’ faces prosecution over cancer claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2010 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, news by sally

“A self-proclaimed ‘visionary healer’ who claims to be able to treat illness from a distance is facing prosecution by Trading Standards for suggestions that he can cure cancer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2010

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Ex Cookham Wood inmate wins cancer damages case – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2010 in cancer, damages, negligence, news, prisons by sally

“A woman who developed breast cancer while in prison has won a High Court negligence claim after medical staff failed to diagnose the disease.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

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Woman sues Ministry of Justice after ‘prison doctors failed to spot breast cancer’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2009 in cancer, negligence, news, prisons by sally

“A woman who says prison doctors failed to spot potentially fatal breast cancer when she was in prison has launched a bid for damages at the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2009

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Man convicted over cancer ‘cure’ – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2008 in advertising, cancer, news by sally

“A Manchester man has been convicted of advertising a ‘natural cure’ for cancer on the internet.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2008

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Doctors for Reform fight NHS order to halt cancer care – The Times

Posted March 31st, 2008 in cancer, medicines, news by sally

“A group representing nearly 1,000 doctors is preparing to mount a legal action against the health service to stop care being withdrawn from patients who want to pay for their own cancer medicines.”

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The Times, 30th March 2008

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Rent a home in Scotland and get cancer drugs free, QC tells English patients – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in cancer, medicines, news, Scotland by sally

“English cancer patients should rent a second home in Scotland to gain access to drugs not available in England, an expert on NHS law suggested yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th November 2007

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