Drug overdose ‘was manslaughter’ – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2009 in homicide, hospitals, inquests, negligence, news by sally

“A jury has returned an inquest verdict of ‘manslaughter by gross neglect’ on a woman killed by a chemotherapy dose four times too high.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2009

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£400,000 damages for family of woman who died in childbirth – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2009 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a woman who died in labour and never saw the son she had conceived after IVF treatment was awarded £410,000 damages today.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2009

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Row over nurse wearing crucifix – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in hospitals, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A hospital trust has denied a nurse’s claim it is preventing her from openly expressing her religious beliefs.”

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BBC News, 20th September 2009

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Consultant ‘victimised for exposing cost-cutting’ – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2009 in doctors, health & safety, hospitals, news, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“A leading cancer consultant who repeatedly raised concerns about the health and safety of patients at a London hospital will claim today that he was victimised by managers and had his warnings ignored.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2009

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Plan to help victims of NHS negligence is left to languish on statute book – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2009 in hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Ministers have been condemned for failing to implement a law designed to help victims of NHS negligence and improve patient safety.”

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The Independent, 30th August 2009

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Regina (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2009 in hospitals, human rights, law reports, smoking by sally

Regina (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health [2009] EWCA Civ 795; [2009] WLR (D) 260

“A policy of banning smoking in the premises of an NHS trust, which had the effect of prohibiting smoking for those detained in a high security psychiatric hospital, did not contravene the patients’ human rights and was lawful.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2009

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.

Hospitals criticised over losses of sensitive patient information – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 16th, 2009 in data protection, hospitals, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reprimanded five English NHS trusts over lax data protection regimes that resulted in the loss of 20,000 people’s personal data and the leaving of patients’ notes on a bus.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th July 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Family of disabled sue NHS for ‘wrongful birth’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2009 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, wrongful birth by sally

“Rupert Parsons’ mother is claiming £1.5 million in interim compensation for ‘wrongful birth’ on the grounds that the hospital should have picked up on his ‘severe, profound and multiple disabilities’ before the 20th week of her pregnancy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother wins money back in NHS row – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2009 in hospitals, maladministration, news, ombudsmen by sally

“A mother who spent £31,000 on life-saving treatment for her daughter while NHS bodies argued over funding is to get her money back.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2009

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NHS faces huge claim for damages – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2009 in assault, class actions, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers are preparing a multi-million pound damages claim against the NHS for adults with learning difficulties who were abused while in care in Cornwall.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2009

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Pressure grows for inquiry into deaths of elderly patients at Gosport hospital – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2009 in elderly, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

“Pressure is growing for a public inquiry into a series of deaths of elderly people at a hospital in Gosport, Hampshire, as a doctor faces the General Medical Council charged with giving patients excessive doses of the drug diamorphine.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2009

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Gosport deaths ‘not important enough’ to justify public inquiry – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2009 in elderly, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

“Questions remain after 92 elderly people died unexpectedly at the same Hampshire hospital, a story first highlighted by The IoS on 15 March.”

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The Independent, 26th April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Health ‘super-regulator’ CQC orders 21 hospital trusts to clean up – The Times

Posted April 3rd, 2009 in hospitals, news by sally

“Warnings about substandard levels of hygiene and infection control have been issued to twenty-one NHS trusts, including four flagship foundation hospitals. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the new ‘super-regulator’ for health and social care that started work on Wednesday, said that the trusts had failed to meet standards on cleanliness.”

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The Times, 3rd April 2009

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Settlement after hospital blunder – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A woman has won a multi-million pound compensation settlement after a blunder at a Wearside hospital left her with serious brain damage.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2009

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Cerebral palsy victim sues over ‘birth blunder’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2009 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A cerebral palsy sufferer who won a scholarship to Eton and then achieved a mathematics PhD from Cambridge University has begun a legal battle to sue the NHS for millions of pounds over mistakes he claims were made by doctors at his birth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teenager seeks damages over operation on wrong finger – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2009 in hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A schoolboy awoke from surgery to remove a lump from his finger to discover the wrong one had been operated on.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2009

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Doctors told to give more respect to wishes of dying patients – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2009 in doctors, hospitals, news by sally

“Doctors will be told to place a greater weight on the wishes of dying patients when making decisions about their care under new guidelines from their professional regulator.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2009

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Trust pays out over twins’ deaths – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A Worcestershire woman whose twin girls were stillborn after ‘warning signs’ of medical problems were missed has won compensation from an NHS trust.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

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Man awarded £90,000 after suicide attempt – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2009 in hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man who tried to kill himself has successfully sued the hospital which saved his life for £90,000 damages.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Schizophrenic Daniel Gonzales stabbed four people after NHS ignored his pleas – The Times

Posted March 4th, 2009 in hospitals, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A schizophrenic killer who murdered four people in three days was failed repeatedly by an ineffective NHS, an inquiry has found. The treatment of Daniel Gonzales was full of missed opportunities that could have prevented him stabbing three pensioners and another man to death.”

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The Times, 4th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk