Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim’s ‘life of fear and anger’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in blood products, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news, victims by sally

‘A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable – BBC News

‘Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a “broken” care system, a report warns.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims – Litigation Futures

‘Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th May 2019

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CMC censured over ‘all birth injuries caused by negligence’ claim – Litigation Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a claims management company whose advertising implied that birth injuries were only caused by medical negligence.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2019

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Gosport hospital scandal: Families of victims furious at lack of immediate charges after 21-year fight for justice – The Independent

‘Families whose loved ones were killed in Gosport War Memorial Hospital have expressed their fury at the prospect of enduring a further wait that could last years to learn whether criminal charges are to be brought.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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NHS maternity services in special measures at two Welsh hospitals – The Guardian

‘Maternity services at two NHS hospitals in south Wales have been put into special measures after a report found a series of failings that may have put the lives of women and babies at risk.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2019

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The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl – BBC News

‘The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 over the death of a child at one of its hospitals.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2019

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Baby dies after pregnant Merthyr Tydfil woman ‘sent home’ – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2019 in birth, children, hospitals, inquests, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A pregnant woman whose baby died was told she was not in labour and was sent home from hospital with painkillers and laxatives, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 4th Apil 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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Care homes applying for hundreds more court orders to prevent elderly from going outside, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘Care homes and hospitals are applying for hundreds more elderly people to be locked inside, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2019

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No anonymity for woman suing NHS for £6m – Litigation Futures

Posted March 28th, 2019 in anonymity, birth, hospitals, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘A woman suing a hospital trust for over £6m following the stillbirth of her first child cannot benefit from anonymity, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th March 2019

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‘No consent’ for teeth removal op on woman who later died – BBC News

‘The mother of a disabled woman who died after all her teeth were removed says she did not consent to the operation. Rachel Johnston’s family has started a legal claim for negligence, saying medics failed to discuss risks of the treatment she had for tooth decay.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2019

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What’s in a name? High Court considers anonymity order in sensitive claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Claimant became pregnant in 2012 but, tragically, the baby died in utero and was stillborn in May 2013. The Claimant claimed damages to represent the loss of the pregnancy and also for a psychiatric injury which she suffered due to the stillbirth.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2019

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Shropshire baby deaths: Families could pull out of inquiry – BBC News

‘Families who have alleged failings at an NHS trust could pull out of an inquiry into their babies’ deaths.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2019

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Bullying and sexual harassment ‘endemic’ in NHS hospitals – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of doctors have been accused of bullying and sexually harassing colleagues in the past five years, prompting concern that a culture of intimidation is thriving in the NHS.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2019

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Care Quality Commission issues first ‘duty of candour’ breach fine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in children, delay, fines, hospitals, medical treatment, news, notification by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued its first fine to an NHS trust for failing to comply with its ‘duty of candour’, which requires healthcare providers to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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What price freedom? Counting the cost when DoLS goes wrong – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Twenty years on from Bournewood, the case that prompted the introduction of DoLS, and as the Mental Capacity Amendment Bill tolls the death knell for DoLS and introduces as their replacement Liberty Protection Safeguards, the High Court (HHJ Coe sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) has given a sharp reminder of the human and financial cost of what happens when a hospital fails properly to discharge its obligations under the Mental Capacity Act and as a result, falsely imprisons (in a hospital) a patient.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th February 2019

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Sacked 88-year-old hospital secretary becomes oldest person ever to win age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

‘An 88-year-old hospital secretary has become the oldest person ever to win an age discrimination case after she was marched out her office and later dismissed over “frality” claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2019

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Hundreds of deaths under review at London NHS hospital where whistleblower was mailed dead animal – The Independent

‘The deaths of up to 250 patients after heart surgery at an NHS hospital wracked with internal staff disputes and quality issues are under review by regulators. An independent panel has been set up to examine the treatment of every cardiac surgery patient who died between April 2013 and September 2018 at St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust in London.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2019

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