1,500 more patients of jailed breast surgeon Ian Paterson recalled – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in doctors, hospitals, medical records, medical treatment, news, wounding by sally

‘Health officials are recalling a further 1,500 patients of the jailed breast surgeon Ian Paterson, more than two decades after he treated them, after the discovery of an old IT database.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2023

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Mental health racial bias in England and Wales is ‘inexcusable’, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2023 in bills, detention, medical treatment, mental health, minorities, news by tracey

‘Ministers must use legislation to address an “unacceptable and inexcusable” failure to address racial disparity in the use of the Mental Health Act, MPs and peers have said.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2023

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Patient fault and contributory negligence in clinical negligence – Exchange Chambers

‘Professional experience and the reported cases (considered below) suggest issues of breach, causation and contributory negligence are invariably intertwined. The advisor’s role is to carefully unpick the strands. Whilst there is a factual and legal overlap, the issues need to be considered separately on their individual merits.’

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Exchange Chambers, 22nd December 2022

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Judge to decide if brain-damaged teenager can be allowed to die – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in attempts, bills, delay, families, family courts, hospitals, internet, medical treatment, news, suicide by tracey

‘A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a teenager who suffered brain damage after an “apparent suicide attempt” can lawfully be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2022

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Mum’s sepsis warning after diagnosis delay at Cambridgeshire hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in delay, doctors, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two had “extensive amputation surgery” after a hospital trust failed to recognise and treat her sepsis sooner, an investigation found.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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UK medical devices law reforms delayed till 2024 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2022 in brexit, delay, EC law, health, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘New UK medical device regulations are to be brought into force by July 2024 – a year later than originally anticipated, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2022

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Diagnosis and Management of Strokes in Emergency and Primary Care Settings – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2022 in causation, chambers articles, expert witnesses, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The diagnosis and treatment of suspected strokes and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) is a very broad topic. Depending on the context, determination of the issue of breach of duty is likely to involve consideration of relevant NICE guidance and individual NHS Trust guidelines. It is invariably fact-sensitive and involves detailed expert evidence. Even when breach of duty is not in issue and/or is established in evidence, causation is likely to be contentious in all but the clearest of cases due to the absence of definitive evidence or trial data regarding the efficacy of anticoagulant treatment.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 11th October 2022

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Parents of dying baby “should have had adjournment” after lawyers withdrew – Legal Futures

Posted September 13th, 2022 in adjournment, children, hospitals, legal aid, legal representation, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge was wrong to refuse an adjournment sought by parents of a brain-damaged baby who lost their legal representation shortly before a hearing on withdrawing treatment, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 13th September 2022

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The Applicable Standard of Care in Cases Involving Medical Negligence Abroad – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘There is a paucity of reported decisions addressing the question of what the applicable standard of care is in cases involving negligent medical treatment carried out outside of the UK. There is considerable authority on the applicable standard of care in cases involving accidents occurring during package holidays to foreign destinations. It is a firmly established principle that the court must consider in the first instance, the local prevailing standards (in the place where the accident occurred) in determining whether there has been a breach of duty. Whilst compliance with local standards is not necessarily determinative (such as in cases where for no justifiable reason, those standards fall so far below internationally accepted or English standards that the court must look to other evidence to determine the appropriate standard); prevailing local standards is a very important signpost (for further discussion see the author’s review of the judgment in TUI v Morgan [2021] PIQR P12. Is the same approach taken by the court in cases involving negligent medical treatment performed abroad? This was an issue that was considered by Foster J in the case of Clarke v Kalecinski [2022] EWHC 488 (QB).

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 18th August 2022

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Case Comment: Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and Anor [2022] UKSC 19 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Sophie Malley, a trainee solicitor at CMS, comments on the decision in Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and Anor [2022] UKSC 19, the first product liability case to reach the UK Supreme Court.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s life support ‘ending at 11am’ after Supreme Court appeal fails – The Independent

‘The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that his life support will be withdrawn at 11am on Wednesday after the family lost a Supreme Court bid to continue his treatment.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: how third parties can further complicate tragic life support cases – The Guardian

‘Government said to be considering inquiry into new ways of handling decisions, as religious groups accused of inflaming tensions.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Judges reject allowing more time for UN to consider case – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, United Nations by tracey

‘A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents fail in life support bid at supreme court – The Guardian

‘The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage, have failed to persuade the supreme court to intervene in a life support treatment battle.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee: judges deny appeal over decision to stop life support – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have been refused permission to appeal against a decision to end his life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents lose fight to keep son, 12, on life support – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have lost their battle for his life support treatment to continue.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2022

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Parents of brain-damaged 12-year-old boy set for latest stage of legal battle – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, doctors, families, family courts, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered brain damage three months ago are preparing for the latest stage of a life-support treatment battle. Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee are hoping a High Court judge will rule that doctors should keep providing treatment to their son Archie Battersbee, after reviewing evidence.’

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The Independent, 11th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee parents win appeal to reconsider case – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life support dispute have won an appeal for his case to be heard again.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Family of boy ruled dead seeks appeal – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a coma said she has told him they face “the biggest battle of our lives” as they seek to appeal against a ruling his life support treatment should stop.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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