Legal action over closure of children’s heart surgery unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2011 in hospitals, judicial review, news by sally

“Managers of a children’s heart surgery unit are to launch legal action to stop it being closed under a long-awaited national review.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2011

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Heartlands Hospital in £7m brain damaged boy pay-out – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2011 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a boy who suffered severe brain damage due to hospital failures have received a £7m settlement.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2011

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Plymouth hospital threatened with safety prosecution – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2011 in health & safety, hospitals, news, standards by sally

“The Plymouth NHS Hospitals Trust must improve safety – including preventing swabs being left in patients – or risk prosecution, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

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NHS chiefs back calls to reform assisted suicide law – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2011 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, hospitals, news by sally

“One of England’s largest health authorities has said it is not opposed to assisted suicide and called for a change in the law to give patients more ‘choice’ over how they die.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

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NHS could be sued for neglecting elderly under new law – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2011 in age discrimination, elderly, health, hospitals, news by sally

“Elderly patients who believe they have been treated badly because of their age could sue the National Health Service under new rights to be unveiled by ministers next month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

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Compensation paid over stillbirth – The Independent

Posted February 15th, 2011 in compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“An NHS Trust has paid out a five-figure compensation settlement to a couple whose son was stillborn following a series of ‘basic errors’ in ante-natal care.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

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Birmingham hospital trust pays out after baby’s death – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A Birmingham couple has received an out-of-court settlement following hospital failures which allegedly led to the death of their baby son.”

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BBC News, 8th Febraury 2011

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Man left brain damaged at birth awarded £5.7m payout – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, personal injuries by sally

“A man brain damaged at birth due to complications has been awarded a £5.7m payout from health chiefs.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2010

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No compensation for hepatitis C blood transfusion woman – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in blood products, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A woman who was infected with hepatitis C during a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago has lost a High Court bid for compensation.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

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Ex-model challenges infected blood damages scheme – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in blood products, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A former model infected with hepatitis C after being given a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago is challenging the legality of the Government’s compensation scheme.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2010

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Maidstone hospital error leads to £4.5m pay-out – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2010 in compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“The husband of a woman left brain damaged by a delay in treating a tumour has said a £4.5m compensation pay-out cannot make up for what she has lost.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Portsmouth hospital kidney donor claims £14m damages – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in hospitals, negligence, news, organ transplants, personal injuries by sally

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his sick father is claiming High Court damages of more than £14m.”

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BBC News, 1st November 2010

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NHS trust pays compensation to victims of ‘appalling’ patient care – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2010 in compensation, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

“An NHS trust is paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation to bereaved relatives and victims of its ‘appalling’ patient care.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

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Bedford hospital pays £515k for baby birth scan error – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A mother who had a disabled baby after antenatal scans at Bedford hospital failed to pick up that he had spina bifida has won a £515,000 pay-out.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Mental health patients ‘locked up in hospitals without legal authority’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2010 in hospitals, human rights, mental health, news by sally

“Mental health patients are increasingly being locked up in hospitals without legal authority, a practice which may infringe human rights law, the health regulator said today.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2010

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Fine after Worcestershire worker contracts virus – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2010 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

“A health care worker contracted hepatitis C after injuring herself on a needle, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2010

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Disabled girl wins payout over Norwich hospital birth – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl who suffered oxygen starvation during her birth at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has won the right to millions in compensation from the NHS.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2010

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Baby P clinic doctor Kim Holt to sue NHS – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2010 in doctors, employment, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A doctor who raised concerns about the clinic where Baby P was seen days before his death is suing the NHS, claiming she was forced out of her job.”

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BBC News, 20th September 2010

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Payout after Nottingham doctor fails to diagnose tumour – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2010 in damages, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A former clergyman left disabled after a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour has received undisclosed substantial damages from a Nottingham hospital.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

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‘Failings’ over diabetic who died at Stafford Hospital – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2010 in duty of care, hospitals, inquests, news, nurses by sally

“A systemic failure to provide adequate nursing facilities and staffing contributed to the death of a diabetic, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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