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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Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in hospitals, news, smoking, Wales by sally

‘Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

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Kent and Medway NHS Trust rapped over mental health care – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2018 in hospitals, mental health, news, reports, suicide by tracey

‘A health trust which apologised for its treatment of a suicidal woman has been ordered to take action to protect patients it says are still at risk.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Claimant held in contempt of court for grossly exaggerating negligence claim – UK Human Rights Law Blog

Posted May 4th, 2018 in contempt of court, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Calderdale Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Sandip Singh Atwal [2018] EWHC 961 (QB). In a landmark case an NHS trust has successfully brought contempt proceedings against a DJ who grossly exaggerated the effect of his injuries in an attempt to claim over £800,000 in damages for clinical negligence. He faces a potential jail sentence.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 3rd May 2018

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NHS makes near record £19m payout to parents of girl left brain damaged after jaundice treatment went wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘The NHS has made a near record £19m payout to the parents of girl left brain damaged after jaundice treatment went wrong. The nine-year-old was born at King’s College Hospital with severe jaundice and her lawyers claimed there was a negligent delay in giving her a total blood transfusion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2018

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NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for health shake-up – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2018 in budgets, health, hospitals, illegality, judicial review, news by sally

‘NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients being denied treatment.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2018

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Sri Lankan wins lawsuit against NHS as midwives fail to explain why she needed to feed her son due to language barrier – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2018 in birth, hospitals, interpreters, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A Sri Lankan refugee who could not speak English has won a legal battle against the NHS after her child was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2018

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Hospital locksmith defrauded NHS out of £600k by hiring his own firm to supply goods at marked-up prices – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2018 in fraud, hospitals, London, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The chief locksmith at a major hospital trust defrauded it out of nearly £600,000 by hiring his own supply firm and charging a 1,200 per cent mark-up on goods, a court heard.
Andrew Taylor, who was the main locksmith for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, was found guilty of fraud by abuse of position at Inner London Crown Court and jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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A home for the disabled victim – Zenith PI

Posted March 9th, 2018 in birth, damages, disabled persons, hospitals, housing, negligence, news by tracey

‘This blog concerns the case of JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2017] PIQR Q3. William Davis J gave an impressive and comprehensive analysis of the many problems in that case. JR, who was born in 1992, in the course of delivery suffered from intracranial haemorrhage and brain injury. As a result he experienced severe spastic cerebral palsy and significant cognitive impairment. This was a consequence of the negligence of the Defendant hospital and the issues for the Judge to resolve concerned various questions which were in dispute regarding various consequences of the disaster at the time of JR’s birth.’

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Zenith PI, 9th March 2018

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Burdens of proof, res ipsa loquitur and experts’ joint statements: Saunders v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB) – Zenith PI

‘Two discrete procedural points arise out of Yip J’s decision in Saunders v Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB). They restate principles which are of considerable practical significance for those preparing and litigating civil claims.’

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Zenith PI, 6th March 2018

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Court to hear case of banker kept alive against family’s wishes – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2018 in consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the supreme court on Monday in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2018

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Royal Derby Hospital baby deaths ‘preventable’ – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, news, reports by tracey

‘A review into the deaths of dozens of babies at the Royal Derby Hospital between 2013 and 2016 has found many of them might have been preventable.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2018

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Put your own house in order, claimant lawyers tell NHS as fixed fees near – Litigation Futures

Posted February 16th, 2018 in costs, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Claimant lawyers reacted with caution to the Department of Health’s announcement yesterday that it is setting up a working group on introducing fixed recoverable costs in medical negligence, saying that while costs could be cut in lower-value claims, the real goal had to be avoiding clinical mistakes in the first place.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th February 2018

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Government agrees to further discussion of clinical negligence costs regime, amid concerns – Litigation Futures

Posted February 15th, 2018 in consultations, costs, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Four out of five respondents to the government’s consultation on fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in low-value clinical negligence cases have echoed Civil Justice Council (CJC) concerns about a single joint expert being used, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th February 2018

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Coroner criticises hospital failings and busy A&E department over death of rape victim who overdosed on diet pills – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2018 in drug abuse, duty of care, hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news, victims by sally

‘A coroner has criticised hospital failings in an overwhelmed A&E department over the death of rape victim who overdosed on diet pills.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2018

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‘Gross failure’ in man’s care led to death from constipation – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2018 in care homes, disabled persons, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘Inquest into death of man with Down’s syndrome criticises care home and hospital over his treatment.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2018

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NHS compensation payouts ‘unsustainable’, say health leaders – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Payouts given to NHS patients who have been victims of negligence should be reduced because they are “unsustainable”, health service leaders have told the justice secretary.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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