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

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Hospital chief who stepped down after infection scandal claims payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in appeals, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“The former hospital executive at the centre of Britain’s worst ever superbug outbreak has launched an appeal at the High Court to claim £175,000 for the loss of her job.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

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Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) – WLR Daily

Posted March 9th, 2010 in appeals, birth, hospitals, law reports, negligence, personal injuries, time limits by sally

Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) [2010] EWCA Civ 195; [2010] WLR (D) 66

“A claimant bringing an action in negligence for personal injury out of time had constructive knowledge of the relevant facts for the purposes of s 14 of the Limitation Act 1980 if, considered objectively, he had the knowledge which he might reasonably have been expected to acquire having regard to all the circumstances of the case.”

WLR Daily, 8th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Widow wins damages from negligent Essex hospital – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2010 in damages, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“The widow of a solicitor who died while being treated for respiratory failure in hospital has been awarded an undisclosed six-figure sum in damages.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010

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Judge approves £5.6m compensation package for disabled teenager – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A High Court judge described being ‘humbled’ today by the devoted care given by the family of a girl brain-damaged at birth as she gave her backing to a £5.6 million compensation package.”

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The Independent, 1st February 2010

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Bridgend teenager disabled at birth is awarded £6.5m – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in compensation, duty of care, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A teenager who was left profoundly disabled at birth is to receive £6.5m.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

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Liverpool hospital payout for birth paralysis girl – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl from Merseyside whose arm was paralysed during childbirth has been awarded a six-figure payout.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

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Rights for NHS patients now law – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2010 in hospitals, medical treatment, medicines, news by sally

“Rights for NHS patients to be treated with dignity and respect are now enshrined in law for the first time, ministers have announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2010

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Hospital payout for birth blunder – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“An eight-year-old boy affected by behavioural problems as a result of a hospital blunder during his birth has won £1.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Woman wins £3m birth injury award – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman is to receive about £3m in compensation for injuries that were caused to her when she was born 37 years ago.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Dirty Essex hospitals prompt call for system reform – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2009 in hospitals, news by sally

“The way hospitals are regulated should be urgently reformed after a report found a catalogue of failings at two hospitals in Essex, a charity has said.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2009

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Epileptic mother wins £4m damages after fit in hospital birth – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“An epileptic mother-to-be and her unborn baby, both of whom almost drowned when she suffered a fit whilst unattended in a hospital bath, have won more than £4 million in High Court damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2009

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Leading article: Hard cases and good law – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2009 in children, hospitals, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“The sad case of Baby RB, which has been argued to and fro before the High Court, ended summarily yesterday when the one-year-old boy’s father accepted the hospital’s case for withdrawing life support. This unexpected development had two immediate effects. The doctors are now within their rights to halt life support, so as to allow the severely disabled child – as the hospital put it – ‘a peaceful, calm and dignified death’. And the judge will not have to reach a decision – although he hinted what it would have been when he said that the outcome was, in his view, ‘inevitable’.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2009

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NHS sued for £20m over hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2009 in contracts, hospitals, news, private finance initiative by sally

“The NHS in Leicester is being sued for more than £20m over the collapse of a plan to rebuild the city’s hospitals.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2009

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Girl wins brain damage settlement – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl left severely disabled following her birth at a Norfolk hospital has won a multi-million pound compensation payout at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2009

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Father fights to stop hospital withdrawing life support for baby son – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2009 in children, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A father whose son was born with a rare neuromuscular condition will go to the high court tomorrow [2nd Nov.] in an attempt to stop a hospital withdrawing the support that keeps the child alive.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2009

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Care review for 214 dead patients – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2009 in hospitals, medical records, news by sally

“The treatment notes of 214 patients who died at Stafford Hospital, where standards of care have been strongly criticised, are to be reviewed.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2009

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Criticism over meningitis death – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in children, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

“A hospital has been criticised by a coroner for failing to spot that a 10-year-old boy, who later died from meningitis, was gravely ill.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

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Equality bill takes aim at ‘institutional ageism’ in NHS – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in age discrimination, equality, hospitals, news by sally

“Ageism within the NHS and social care is set to be made illegal after a review of the treatment of older people found discrimination was ‘rooted’  in the attitudes of staff and organisations.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk