Health minister rejects calls for inquiry into vaginal mesh implants – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2017 in health, medical treatment, news, parliament, women by tracey

‘Jackie Doyle-Price announces publication of new guidance but dismisses Labour demands to go further.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2017

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Family in dispute over care of woman with brain damage – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2017 in euthanasia, families, health, medical treatment, mental health, news by tracey

‘A family is in dispute over the ongoing care of a woman with brain damage who had suggested she would want to die in such circumstances, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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Supreme Court to consider if NHS in breach over man who left A&E before triage – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2017 in appeals, duty of care, health, hospitals, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over a Court of Appeal ruling that the NHS was not in breach of its duty when a man left an accident and emergency department and subsequently suffered brain damage.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th October 2017

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Let’s be clear: “Right to die” and “Withdrawal of treatment” are not the same – Transparency Project

Posted September 28th, 2017 in assisted suicide, consent, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The recent judgment of Mr Justice Peter Jackson that doctors and relatives do not always need to consult the court before withdrawing medical treatment from a terminally ill patient has been reported under headlines labelling it a “right to die” case. This is wrong and risks conflating two quite different situations in the lay reader’s mind.’

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Transparency Project, 24th September 2017

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Calls for public inquiry as £37m compensation agreed for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2017 in compensation, doctors, health, inquiries, medical treatment, negligence, news, victims by sally

‘Victims of rogue cancer surgeon Ian Paterson yesterday called for a public inquiry into the regulation of private doctors as a High Court judge approved a £37 million compensation package for hundreds of people who suffered at his hands.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Right-to-die cases do not need to go to court, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2017 in assisted suicide, Court of Protection, euthanasia, judgments, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A judge has made a landmark ruling that legal permission will no longer be required by a court before life-supporting treatment is withdrawn from patients suffering from severely debilitating illnesses, lawyers say.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2017

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Ian Paterson: Spire Healthcare to pay out £27.2m to victims of rogue breast surgeon – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2017 in compensation, health, insurance, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Hundreds of NHS patients who suffered at the hands of rogue cancer surgeon Ian Paterson will have been paid more in compensation for their trauma than his private patients, it has emerged. Around 750 private patients operated on by the disgraced surgeon will receive a total of £37.2 million for the physical and psychological pain they suffered undergoing unnecessary treatment, it was announced yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2017

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GP probed for giving child, 12, gender-change hormones – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in complaints, doctors, medical treatment, news, transsexuals, Wales, young persons by tracey

‘A Monmouthshire GP is being investigated over complaints about her giving gender-change hormones to children as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2017

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NHS negligence bill set to more than double as waiting lists lengthen – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2017 in health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘Spiralling NHS negligence bills are set to double in less than five years, and could get even worse amid lengthening hospital waiting times, watchdogs have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

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Mental health patients should have more rights to refuse treatment, senior judge suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2017 in consent, judges, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘Mentally ill people should have more power to decide whether or not they want to receive treatment, one of Britain’s most senior judges has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2017

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Children: Public Law Update (August 2017) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews a range of recent important public law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 9th August 2017

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Rights without Recourse? – Richard Paige discusses – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘In the case of Shaw v Kovac & others [2017] EWCA Civ 1028 the Court of Appeal considered the question of whether a claimant could recover damages for “infringement of the [claimant’s] right of autonomy” as a free-standing head of loss, when they had been treated in the absence of informed consent.’

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Park Square Barristers, 24th July 2017

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Surgeon had no consent for boy’s genital op – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2017 in children, consent, doctors, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A decorated military surgeon operated on a 12-year-old boy’s genitals without the consent of his parents.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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Charlie Gard: the wider implications – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Whilst L&RUK has been following the recent Charlie Gard case, we have not reported on the developments; the issues are beyond our remit and the medical aspects are outside our expertise. Nevertheless, the circumstances surrounding the case have raised a number of wider, more general issues, and these are considered in the following discussion.’

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Law & Religion UK, 28th July 2017

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The end of a chapter – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 26th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘“A lot of things have been said, particularly in recent days, by those who know almost nothing about this case but who feel entitled to express opinions. Many opinions have been expressed based on feelings rather than facts.”

So said Francis J, when dealing with an unusual application by Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) asking for an order, rather than a declaration, that Charlie Gard should be allowed to slip away quietly. The involvement of the White House, the Vatican, the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome and Dr. Hirano and the associated medical centre in the USA in this story demonstrates the fact that a mere declaration carries too much ambiguity to allow the hospital staff to do what the courts have approved.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th July 2017

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Judge who heard Charlie Gard case urges greater use of mediation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Mediation should be tried in all cases such as the recent dispute between Great Ormond Street Hospital and the parents of Charlie Gard, the High Court judge who heard the case has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer,25th July 2017

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Charlie Gard’s parents end legal battle as time runs out for critically ill baby – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2017 in children, health, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Charlie Gard’s parents have ended their legal fight for their critically ill baby to be flown to the US for experimental treatment, saying it was too late for the process to work.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2017

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Flesh-eating bug amputee who ‘slipped through A&E net’ to receive over £1m in damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2017 in damages, delay, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A father who lost a leg and fingers to a flesh-eating bug after he was “lost in the system” at a busy NHS hospital has won the right to million-pound damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2017

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‘Ventilator error’ killed woman at Oxford hospice – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2017 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘A 21-year-old woman with a rare disease died when staff at a hospice failed to replace part of her breathing tube, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 5: Further ruling on NI abortion rights, Charlie Gard, and transgender in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community – 1 COR

‘Sarah Jane Ewart and Rosalind English discuss the latest developments in access to abortion for Northern Irish women, the lessons to be learned from the Charlie Gard case, and the difficult decision that the courts had to reach when considering the best interests of children in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, where the father had left the community as a transgender person.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th July 2017

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