NHS trust failed in care of baby who died 23 minutes after birth – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in birth, guilty pleas, hospitals, news, prosecutions, standards by sally

‘The mother of a baby girl who died in hospital 23 minutes after being born has said she was “failed in the most cruel way” by an NHS Trust that has admitted failings in their care.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Girl who had limbs amputated after hospital mistake wins seven-figure payout – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2023 in children, compensation, families, health, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A girl who had all four of her limbs amputated after she was wrongfully discharged from hospital has won a multimillion-pound payout.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2023

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Beth Matthews: Blogger who took poisonous substance failed by hospital – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2023 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘A mental health blogger who took her own life by swallowing a poisonous substance was failed by the psychiatric hospital caring for her, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023

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Basildon Hospital maternity staff exposed to 30 times legal gas limit – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2023 in employment, health & safety, hospitals, midwives, news by tracey

‘Staff at a maternity unit were exposed to almost 30 times the legal workplace exposure limit for nitrous oxide, documents have shown. Testing at Basildon Hospital revealed the levels more than 16 months before colleagues were informed.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2023

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Court rejects costs budgeting plea on child’s clin neg claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2023 in birth, costs, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a defendant’s plea for a costs management order regarding a child’s clinical negligence case which could still have years to run. Master Cook stated that the policy of children’s cases being exempt from costs management should be adhered to, even if the defendant was unhappy with the costs incurred so far.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th January 2023

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St James’s Oncology v Lendlease: the value of project-specific amendments to JCT contracts – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 13th, 2023 in construction industry, contracts, drafting, hospitals, indemnities, news by tracey

‘The recent judgment of the TCC in St James’s Oncology SPC Ltd (Project Co) v Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd and another provides a fascinating commentary on the importance of drafting a building contract that is tailored to deliver the needs of the employer and the end-user.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog , 12th January 2023

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Essex mental health deaths review demands legal powers – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in bereavement, hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news by tracey

‘The government has been asked to decide whether to hold the first national public inquiry into mental health deaths.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2023

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X v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Valuing historic cases – St John’s Chambers

Posted January 10th, 2023 in birth, chambers articles, hospitals, limitations, negligence, news by sally

‘In this brief note Justin Valentine, Counsel for the claimant, discusses an unusual case where serious sciatic nerve injury was sustained by the claimant shortly after her birth in the mid-1960s, but where she only became aware of the negligence in her 50s over 30 years after the end of the primary limitation period. Limitation was initially raised as an issue but was dropped at CCMC stage. The case settled subsequent to a JSM for approximately £1.6 million.’

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St John's Chambers, 3rd January 2023

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Leicester circumcision clinic criticised by inspectors over photos – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2023 in children, data protection, hospitals, news, privacy by tracey

‘A circumcision clinic failed to protect sensitive images of patients and check staff criminal records, a report says.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2023

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Mental health patient died of heroin overdose due to NHS trust neglect, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2023 in drug abuse, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘A patient in a secure mental health unit died after another patient injected him with heroin smuggled in as a result of staff failing to identify the risk he posed, an inquest has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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NHS trust apologises as man kept in hospital for more than a year – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2022 in detention, hospitals, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A man with physical and mental health problems is “living” in a hospital despite being fit to leave, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2022

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Maternity scandal victims join fight against fixed costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 19th, 2022 in birth, children, costs, families, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘A powerful new lobby has joined the fight to stop the government capping costs for clinical negligence claims worth less than £25,000. Some 28 families involved in the Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal have signed an open letter to health secretary Steve Barclay opposing the proposals.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th December 2022

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David Fuller: double murderer sentenced to four more years – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2022 in hospitals, murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A double killer who sexually abused the bodies of at least 101 women and girls in hospital mortuaries was described as “sick and twisted” by victims’ families as he was sentenced for further depraved acts.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2022

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Judge to decide if brain-damaged teenager can be allowed to die – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in attempts, bills, delay, families, family courts, hospitals, internet, medical treatment, news, suicide by tracey

‘A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a teenager who suffered brain damage after an “apparent suicide attempt” can lawfully be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2022

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Doctors raise safety fears at Birmingham hospitals – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in doctors, health & safety, hospitals, news, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Whistleblowers at one of England’s worst performing hospital trusts have said a climate of fear among staff is putting patients at risk.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2022

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Mum’s sepsis warning after diagnosis delay at Cambridgeshire hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in delay, doctors, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two had “extensive amputation surgery” after a hospital trust failed to recognise and treat her sepsis sooner, an investigation found.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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Assault EW cases and the perverse effects of virtue-signalling legislation – Counsel

Posted November 10th, 2022 in assault, autism, emergency services, hospitals, imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Defence lawyers are concerned that charging is frequently not in the public interest and that defendants with severe mental health problems and/or who are neurodivergent are being pointlessly swept into the criminal justice system, warns Penelope Gibbs.’

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Counsel, November 2022

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UK teenager’s death probably caused by bed blocking breathing tube – coroner – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager died shortly after routine surgery when a breathing tube became blocked, possibly when it was squashed by the wheels of her recovery bed, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2022

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Mental health patients held ‘unlawfully’ in A&Es across the country, experts warn – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2022 in detention, hospitals, mental health, news, time limits by sally

‘Mental health patients are being held “unlawfully” in A&Es across the country as long waits for care and beds force staff into “fudging” the law, The Independent has been told.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2022

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Three girls died after major failings in NHS mental health care, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by sally

‘Three teenage girls died after major failings in the care they received from NHS mental health services in the north-east of England, an independent investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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