Appeal judges refuse compensation for schizophrenic who killed mother – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected a compensation claim brought by a schizophrenic woman who stabbed her mother to death.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th August 2018

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Inquest touching the death of James Sheffield – Caroline Wood discusses Inquest – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘The inquest touching on the death of James Sheffield was heard in Bolton Coroner’s Court over two days on 30th and 31st January 2018 by a Judge alone.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th July 2018

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A Marriage Between The Human Rights Act and Medical Negligence?….The Engagement is Definitely Off! – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in hospitals, human rights, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Lorraine Harris reviews the case of Parkinson which now clarifies the extremely limited use of Article 2 in cases of death following medical treatment, as well as the difficulty of challenging the decision making of a Coroner. Analysis at the close of the article reveals the salient points of the case.’

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Park Square Barristers, 10th July 2018

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Costs blow for tardy defendant with ‘worse than hopeless’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 6th, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, indemnities, negligence, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Civil claimants despairing at Part 36 costs rules have a ray of hope following a court’s decision to swing the pendulum their way again. In Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust the High Court ruled last week that a defendant party who waited 15 months to accept a Part 36 offer must pay indemnity costs covering the period of delay.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2018

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NHS mortuaries so lax families are at ‘significant risk’ of burying the wrong bodies, watchdog finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in burials and cremation, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Hospital mortuaries are storing the dead in filthy fridges and employing such lax checks that families are at “significant risk” of burying the wrong bodies, inspections show. An investigation reveals a 20-fold rise in major failings found by watchdogs in just one year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2018

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Judge orders indemnity costs against NHS trust for outrageous “bimbling” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, judgments, news by tracey

‘The High Court has hammered both sides in a medical negligence case involving a mentally ill woman for outrageous “bimbling”. His Honour Judge Gore QC, sitting as a High Court judge, said the word – which means to move at a leisurely pace – was used by one of his daughters.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd August 2018

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Government must change plans to let hospitals investigate own whistleblowing cases, MP say – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in hospitals, news, reports, select committees, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Government plans for a new NHS whistleblowing service have come in for criticism from MPs over “conflict of interest” concerns about letting NHS hospitals investigate themselves.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2018

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Hospital neglected woman who killed herself, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in accidents, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘A hospital neglected a vulnerable woman who accidentally killed herself in a part of the building bosses had been warned could be used for hanging, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2018

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12-year-old girl who became child model despite cerebral palsy awarded £15m by NHS in compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A 12-year-old girl who has forged a child modelling career despite suffering severe cerebral palsy since her birth has won over £15 million in NHS compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2018

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Morecambe Bay: Nurse and midwife regulator apologises for failing families who lost children in scandal – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, midwives, news, nurses, select committees by tracey

‘The families of children who died because of major care failures by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have received an apology from the body meant to protect patients and the public from unsafe nurses and midwives.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2018

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NHS trusts win legal challenge over contract award by council to Virgin Care – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 25th, 2018 in contracting out, health, hospitals, local government, news by sally

‘Two NHS foundation trusts have won a High Court challenge over Lancashire County Council’s decision to award a contract to Virgin Care for the provision of public health and nursing services to children and young people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, June 2018

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Slamming the door on system failure in medical negligence inquests – Jeremy Hyam QC – UK Human Rights Law Blog

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in coroners, hospitals, judicial review, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘R (Parkinson) v. HM Senior Coroner for Kent and Others. If anyone had the lingering hope that the door to argue “system failure” in any but the most exceptional case of medical negligence remained ajar after the decision of the Grand Chamber in Lopes de Sousa, then the recent Divisional Court decision in Parkinson shows the door has been well and truly slammed shut.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 19th June 2018

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Hundreds of whistleblowers claim they faced recriminations as NHS fears repeat of Gosport scandal – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, hospitals, news, victimisation, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Data collected by NHS whistleblowing body shows 7,000 staff came forward with patient safety or bullying concerns in 2017-18 but this is “just the tip of the iceberg.”‘

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The Independent, 22nd June 2018

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Hampshire police hand investigation into Gosport hospital deaths to another force after admitting failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in doctors, homicide, hospitals, news, police, professional conduct, prosecutions by tracey

‘Hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital are to be investigated by a new force after Hampshire’s chief constable admitted its inquiries were not fit for purpose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2018

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Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’ – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in doctors, elderly, hospitals, inquiries, news, prosecutions, reports by tracey

‘More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2018

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Widespread blame expected from inquiry into suspicious hospital deaths – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2018 in doctors, elderly, hospitals, inquiries, medicines, news by sally

‘A four-year inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of elderly people who were routinely prescribed opioid drugs is expected to say that blame lies not just with the doctor involved but also those who worked with her, failed to monitor her and who failed to investigate – including the government.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

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Myles Bradbury: Addenbrooke’s Hospital pays £56,000 to victims – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2018 in child abuse, compensation, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

‘A hospital where a doctor abused child patients has paid out a further £56,000 in compensation to victims and their families in the past six months.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2018

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NHS patient deaths to be investigated by medical examiners – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2018 in doctors, homicide, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Medical examiners will investigate patient deaths in the NHS as part of changes to improve patient safety and protect medical staff from being criminalised for their mistakes.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Supreme Court to hear Darnley appeal in A&E receptionist case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 6th, 2018 in appeals, hospitals, negligence, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will look again this week at a case that split the Court of Appeal and was widely felt to have serious implications for clinical negligence law. Justices will hear the appeal in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust after a challenge from the paralysed claimant was dismissed by majority in the Court of Appeal last year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th June 2018

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Campaign group in legal action over changes to local hospital services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in consultations, health, hospitals, news by sally

‘Campaigners in the North East have applied for a judicial review of a decision by two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to approve the removal of certain services from a local hospital.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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