Payout for Nottingham brain damage teenager – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2010 in compensation, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

“A Nottingham teenager left brain damaged and paralysed after a series of medical errors has won a multi-million pound payout.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2010

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Hospital trust pay-out for brain-damaged taxi driver – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2010 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A taxi driver who suffered brain damage after a hospital scan was not properly interpreted has been awarded a multimillion-pound pay-out.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2010

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Fox and others v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Fox and others v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust [2010] EWCA civ 729; [2010] WLR (D) 169

“In order for there to be a stable employment relationship it was not necessary for there to be a succession of short term or intermittent contracts.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Transsexual to get legal aid to help fight NHS over breast surgery row – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2010 in hospitals, legal aid, medical treatment, news by sally

“A transsexual, Miranda Lee, who was left ‘half man, half woman’ will get tax payers’ money in her legal fight for a breast enlargement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2010

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Multimillion-pound compensation for birth delay boy – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A six-year-old Wearside boy has been awarded multimillion-pound damages after mistakes at his birth left him severely disabled.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

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Kent bug scandal NHS boss awarded damages – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2010 in appeals, contract of employment, damages, hospitals, news by sally

“The former boss of a Kent NHS trust where 90 people died in a superbug outbreak has been awarded more than £190,000 in damages.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

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Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2010 in appeals, duty of care, hospitals, law reports, suicide by sally

Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 698; [2010] WLR (D) 152

“Health trusts did not have an obligation to take special preventive measures to protect voluntary mental patients from the risk of suicide, even where that risk was ‘real and immediate’. The obligation existed in the case of persons for whom the state had assumed responsibility by their detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 21st June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Parents sue Bradford hospital over daughter’s death – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2010 in hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“The parents of a teenager who died just over 24 hours after being admitted to hospital are suing a NHS Trust.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2010

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Ex-NHS boss jailed for £200,000 fraud – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2010 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, hospitals, news, sentencing by sally

“A former senior NHS manager who doctored invoices totalling more than £200,000 to pay for the running of her stud farm business was today [10th June] jailed for two years and nine months.”

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The Independent, 10th June 2010

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Hospital fined £50,000 over death of disabled man – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2010 in disabled persons, fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

“A hospital where a severely disabled man died when he caught his head in the rails around his bed was today fined £50,000.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2010

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Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – WLR Daily

Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 571; [2010] WLR (D) 135

“An employee who suffered damage as a result of findings of personal or professional misconduct leading to dismissal and loss of professional status that were made against him in disciplinary proceedings conducted in breach of contract, and which would not otherwise have been made, could recover damages at large.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Class action protocol drawn up for NHS litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 21st, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers have agreed an innovative collaboration process to handle a class action against a Liverpool hospital that is designed to save the NHS millions of pounds.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

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Widower to sue Lincolnshire hospital trust over death – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The widower of a Lincolnshire woman who died after doctors missed a six-inch piece of plastic embedded in her buttock has begun legal action.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2010

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Hospital fined £100,000 after wrong drug killed new mother – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2010 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, medicines, news, unlawful killing by sally

“A hospital trust has been ordered to pay £100,000 after a new mother ‘needlessly’ died when an epidural anaesthetic was mistakenly fed into her veins.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2010

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More than 200 patients sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“More than 200 patients are preparing to sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital over the poor treatment they allege they received from a doctor.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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Family of man whose fatal disease was missed by doctors to sue NHS – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 7th, 2010 in hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“The family of a man who died in agony after doctors repeatedly mistook a fatal bowel infection for a groin strain are to sue the NHS.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2010

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Parents win compensation after son born with cerebral palsy after hospital error – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A midwife whose son was starved of oxygen at birth leaving him disabled has won compensation to pay for his care.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2010

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Parents sue over E.coli outbreak – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2010 in environmental health, hospitals, news by sally

“Families are suing a hospital where two babies died following an E.coli outbreak after it emerged that staff may have spread the infection by not washing their hands.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th 2010

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Essex NHS trust must pay brain-damaged boy £1.75m – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The parents of a brain damaged boy from Essex have been awarded £1.75m compensation by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2010

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Removing crucifix would violate her Christian faith, nurse tells tribunal – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2010 in employment tribunals, hospitals, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A devout Christian who is fighting a hospital trust over her right to wear a crucifix at work said today that removing or hiding it would violate her beliefs.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk