Costs in lower-value clin neg cases ‘far exceed damages’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 8th, 2022 in consultations, costs, damages, doctors, negligence, news by tracey

‘Doctors’ representatives in clinical negligence cases have claimed that average costs far outstrip the compensation secured for cases worth less than £25,000.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s life support ‘ending at 11am’ after Supreme Court appeal fails – The Independent

‘The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that his life support will be withdrawn at 11am on Wednesday after the family lost a Supreme Court bid to continue his treatment.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents fail in life support bid at supreme court – The Guardian

‘The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage, have failed to persuade the supreme court to intervene in a life support treatment battle.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents lose fight to keep son, 12, on life support – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have lost their battle for his life support treatment to continue.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2022

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Parents of brain-damaged 12-year-old boy set for latest stage of legal battle – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, doctors, families, family courts, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered brain damage three months ago are preparing for the latest stage of a life-support treatment battle. Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee are hoping a High Court judge will rule that doctors should keep providing treatment to their son Archie Battersbee, after reviewing evidence.’

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The Independent, 11th July 2022

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Female doctors launch campaign against harassment in UK healthcare – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in doctors, equality, harassment, hospitals, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Female doctors have launched an online campaign that they say exposes shocking gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault in healthcare.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Oldham doctor who killed woman in botched procedure jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2022 in doctors, hospitals, imprisonment, negligence, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by sally

‘A doctor who carried out a botched procedure that led to the death of a woman has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Doctor accused of sex assaults in Oxford and Cambridge loses ban appeal – BBC News

‘A doctor who was struck off over accusations he stared at a patient’s breasts and sexually touched another has failed to have his ban overturned.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Family of boy ruled dead seeks appeal – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a coma said she has told him they face “the biggest battle of our lives” as they seek to appeal against a ruling his life support treatment should stop.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee treatment should stop, judge rules – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Treatment for a brain-damaged boy in a coma should stop, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2022

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Judge to deliver ruling on future of boy in life-support treatment fight – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on the future of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment dispute after suffering brain damage.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2022

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Judge poised to decide future of 12-year-old boy at centre of treatment dispute – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2022 in children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge is preparing to make decisions about the future of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment dispute.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2022

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Lessons in dishonesty – 1 Crown Office Row

Posted May 27th, 2022 in appeals, chambers articles, deceit, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Are there lessons to be learned from three recent High Court decisions concerning allegations of dishonesty? It is instructive that the cases involved the three types of appeal that can bring a disciplinary/regulatory case before the High Court.’

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1 Crown Office Row, 24th May 2022

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Make legal advice available at GP surgeries and libraries, says think tank – Legal Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in civil justice, doctors, legal advice, libraries, local government, news by sally

‘Making legal advice available at GP surgeries, council offices, libraries and other convenient locations can help more people get more “timely” access to civil justice, according to a think tank report published today.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd May 2022

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Health data use undermined by pseudonymisation shortcomings, says Goldacre – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2022 in data protection, doctors, health, news, privacy by sally

‘The practice of pseudonymising data fails to properly safeguard privacy and this impacts public trust in the use of their health data, according to an academic who recently led a government-commissioned review into the use of health data for the purposes of research and analysis.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Judge sets date to decide on future of Southend boy in coma – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2022 in children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has set a timetable for decisions on the future of a boy at the centre of a treatment dispute after suffering brain damage.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2022

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Landmark puberty-blocking drugs ruling will not be challenged at Supreme Court – The Independent

‘A landmark ruling over the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children with gender dysphoria will not be challenged at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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MPs call for no-fault compensation in clinical negligence – Legal Futures

Posted April 28th, 2022 in compensation, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence should be introduced in England, replacing the “grossly expensive” existing system based on individual blame, MPs have said.’

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Legal Futures, 28th April 2022

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Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts – The Guardian

‘Doctors who share “misleading” information on social media could face regulatory action, according to planned new guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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Radlett anaesthetist jailed for arranging child sex abuse – BBC News

‘An NHS consultant anaesthetist who was caught by police while arranging to sexually abuse a seven-year-old girl has been jailed for 28 months.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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