Student had to have testicle removed after errors in medical care – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2019 in delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A university student was left in severe pain for six days and ended up having his right testicle removed after medics failed to act quickly enough, a report has said. An investigation by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch found errors in the care given to the 20-year-old, known only as Ryan, including by GPs and hospital medics.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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Doctors blamed after Cardiff runner dies with missed broken leg – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news, sport by tracey

‘A mother-of-two who broke her leg running a half marathon was wrongly diagnosed and died after doctors’ “gross failings”, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Court rejects bid to stop Muslim family representing sick girl – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in children, consent, Islam, litigation friends, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust has been criticised for arguing that the family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are incapable of acting in her best interests because of their Islamic religious beliefs.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2019

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The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2 – 1COR

‘Welcome to the second issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. This quarterly publication aims to provide summaries and comment on recent cases in medical law, including clinical negligence, regulatory, and inquests.’

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1COR, 7th August 2019

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Batten Disease families get green light for High Court challenge over decision not to provide treatment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in health, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Four children with the neurodegenerative condition Batten disease have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision to not make a potentially life-saving treatment available through the NHS in England.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged football fan’s family want law change – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in assault, medical treatment, news, sentencing, sport, violent disorder by sally

‘The family of a football fan who suffered horrific injuries at the hands of hooligan opposition fans are campaigning for a change in the law.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2019

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‘With great power comes great responsibility’ – contributory negligence post-Montgomery – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in birth, contribution, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Regardless of whether one attributes this famous quote to Voltaire or Spider-Man, the sentiment is the same. Power and responsibility should be in equilibrium. More power than responsibility leads to decision-making with little concern for the consequences and more responsibility than power leads to excessive caution. This article argues that there is now a disequilibrium in the NHS, which is the root cause for defensive medical practice and the growing NHS litigation bill.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st August 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: family to fight NHS in court in effort to save daughter – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are taking on an NHS trust in court to try to force doctors to release her for what they believe would be life-saving treatment abroad.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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Man circumcised in hospital mix-up gets £20k payout – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, mistake, news by tracey

‘A man who was mistakenly circumcised when he went to hospital for a routine bladder procedure has been awarded £20,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents’ bid to get daughter treated goes to High Court – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in children, hospitals, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A family’s fight to take their ill daughter to Italy for treatment will be heard at the High Court in September.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2019

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Woman must have chemotherapy despite wanting to die, judge rules – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2019 in cancer, consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman with a brain tumour should have chemotherapy despite “wanting to die”, a judge has decided.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents of five-year-old girl in coma launch legal challenge to decision to allow her to die – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a seriously ill five-year-old girl have launched a legal challenge after doctors decided she should be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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High Court rules baby can be given blood without mother’s consent – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a “gravely ill” baby should have a blood transfusion, even though his mother does not consent on religious grounds.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2019

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Anti-vaxxer paid compensation by Cardiff University after being kicked off their course for their beliefs – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in compensation, medical treatment, medicines, news, universities by sally

‘An anti-vaxxer was paid compensation by Cardiff University after being kicked off their course for their beliefs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2019

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‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2019

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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal? – BBC News

‘The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2019

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Withdrawal of life support: minimally conscious patients – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 31st, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and TD [2019] EWCOP 18. The lesson to be learned from this case is to be careful of the hands into which you may fall, should you become incapacitated and end up in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th May 2019

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim’s ‘life of fear and anger’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in blood products, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news, victims by sally

‘A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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Judge allows doctors to perform hysterectomy on mentally ill woman – BBC News

‘A judge has granted permission for doctors to perform a hysterectomy on a mentally ill woman.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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