Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘In An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors [2019] EWHC 3033 (Fam), CX, now fourteen, had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer when he was three. He was treated successfully, but in 2019 his cancer returned [1]-[2]. As a result of the chemotherapy that he was to receive, it was likely that his blood counts would drop significantly and that he would need transfusions of blood products [5]. Both CX and his mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses: each was willing to consent to the proposed chemotherapy, stem cell harvesting and the return of the stem cells following chemotherapy, but would not consent to the administration of blood and/or blood products – which the doctors believed to be a necessary and integral part of CX’s recovery.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st November 2019

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Patient died after ‘transplant surgeon error’ in Welsh hospital – BBC News

‘A transplant patient died after a surgeon failed to disclose he had spilt stomach contents on organs which went on to be used in NHS operations.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Man died in immigration detention after staff ‘dismissed’ stroke as sign he had taken spice – The Independent

‘A man died in immigration detention after medical staff “dismissed” signs that he was having a stroke because they wrongly presumed that he had taken spice, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2019

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Shannon Woodley discusses Raqeeb V Barts NHS Foundation Trust – Park Square Barristers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in children, consent, EC law, hospitals, human rights, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A series of high-profile cases have highlighted the difficulty faced by the courts when presented with chronically ill children who have exhausted their options for medical treatment in the UK, and whose parents or carers wish to take them abroad to seek further treatment.’

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Park Square Barristers, 8th October 2019

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Mum wins £3.2m after eye operation delays left her blind – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2019 in compensation, delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A mother of three has been awarded £3.2m in compensation after delays in treating an eye condition led to her going permanently blind.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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NHS chiefs attempt to blacklist homeopathy amid anti-vax fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2019 in medical treatment, medicines, news, statistics by tracey

‘NHS leaders have gone to war on homeopathy by attempting to have the practice blacklisted amid fears it is fuelling anti-vax propaganda. The chief executive and medical director of NHS England have written to the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), the statutory body that oversees healthcare regulation, urging it to strip accreditation from the Society of Homeopaths (SoH).’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2019

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Frozen eggs storage 10-year limit ‘should be changed’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2019 in medical treatment, news, pregnancy, time limits by tracey

‘There is no scientific reason for the 10-year limit on storage of frozen eggs, which is forcing some women to destroy them before they are ready to become parents, say fertility experts. Under UK law, only eggs stored for medical reasons and premature infertility can be kept for longer. The regulator says any change would be a matter for parliament.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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CJC group fails to agree fixed costs for clin neg cases – Litigation Futures

‘The working group charged with agreeing fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000 has been unable to do so, although it has made progress on process changes.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2019

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Mother seeks to make seriously ill girl Italian citizen after legal win – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The mother of a five-year-old girl with a serious brain injury is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter, after winning a legal fight to prevent her life support being switched off.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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Drug addicts to receive diamorphine twice a day in UK-first scheme – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2019 in crime prevention, drug abuse, drug trafficking, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Drug addicts in the north of England are to receive daily doses of diamorphine from next week as part of plans to reduce deaths, stop crime and undermine drug dealers.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl can go abroad for treatment – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in children, doctors, families, islamic law, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a brain-damaged girl will be allowed to take her abroad to continue her treatment, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2019

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GP surgeries deny care to vulnerable people without ID documents – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in doctors, health, homelessness, identification, medical treatment, news, travellers by tracey

‘Many practices are refusing to take new patients without checks that breach NHS rules.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2019

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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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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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