Couple sue for IVF in landmark ‘age discrimination’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in age discrimination, assisted reproduction, health, medical treatment, news by sally

“A childless couple who have been refused NHS fertility treatment are suing Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, for age discrimination in a landmark legal case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2012

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Parents win five-figure sum after hospital failed to spot baby’s meningitis – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2012 in children, compensation, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“The parents of a baby boy who died of meningitis have won a five-figure payout from a hospital trust after doctors twice failed to spot the symptoms of his illness.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2012

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, November 2012

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Breast cancer patients claim compensation from hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2012 in cancer, class actions, compensation, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“Women who claim they had botched and unnecessary breast cancer operations are taking legal action against three hospitals in the West Midlands.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2012

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Annual assessments for doctors ‘will improve care and cut legal costs’ – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in compensation, doctors, medical treatment, news, quality assurance by sally

“Giving all doctors annual assessments and detailed checks every five years will result in better care for patients and reduce compensation claims, but may see an exodus of experienced medics from the NHS who are reluctant to be tested, a government study has warned.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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Mother of man with cerebral palsy sues hospital over son’s DNR order – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2012 in families, hospitals, inquests, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

“The mother of a 28-year-old man with cerebral palsy is suing the hospital where he died, alleging its staff failed to consult her on a decision not to attempt resuscitation and did not administer his medication appropriately.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2012

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Liverpool Care Pathway: Relatives ‘must be informed’ – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2012 in consultations, families, medical treatment, news by sally

“Relatives of terminally-ill patients would have to be consulted before a decision to withdraw food or water is taken, under new government proposals.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2012

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Doctors failing to examine women as one in ten medical negligence claims involve breast cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2012 in cancer, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“One in ten medical negligence claims involving cancer are from women with breast cancer as doctors are failing to examine women and not following up on abnormal test results, it has been warned.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer-related medical negligence claim against GPs, Medical Protection Society (MPS) has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2012

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£5.8m payout for brain-damaged boy – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2012 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A boy left brain damaged after a bowel condition was not properly treated is to receive compensation worth £5.8 million.”

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The Independent, 25th October 2012

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Stepping Hill Hospital pays £10m over brain damaged man – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A hospital has agreed to fund lifetime care costing around £10m for a man who was brain damaged after being treated for croup as a baby.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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Woman who does not believe she has cancer can undergo operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2012 in cancer, Court of Protection, health, medical treatment, mental health, news by tracey

“A schizophrenic woman who does not believe she has cancer can now undergo a risky operation against her wishes that could save her life, on the orders of a senior judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2012

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Age should not affect surgery – report – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2012 in age discrimination, medical treatment, news by tracey

“Assumptions about fitness in older people should not be used to decide whether patients have surgery, according to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012

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EU working time rules put patients at risk, warn doctors – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 15th, 2012 in doctors, EC law, medical treatment, news, working time by tracey

“Patient care is being put at risk by the European Working Time Directive, which ‘disrupts continuity of care and distorts clinical training’, say two Royal Colleges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2012

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Hospital allowed to withhold lifesaving treatment from brain-damaged man – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2012 in families, hospitals, Islam, medical treatment, news by sally

“A court has allowed a hospital trust to withhold live-saving treatment from a severely brain-damaged man if his condition deteriorates, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2012

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Ministry of Justice abandons £10m raid on medical negligence damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2012 in damages, legal aid, medical treatment, Ministry of Justice, negligence, news by sally

“Attempts to claw back almost £10 million a year from compensation awarded to disabled children and their families have been abandoned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2012

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Woman brain-damaged at birth gets £5.5m hospital payout – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2012 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A woman left with irreversible brain damage due to a ‘catalogue of errors’ during her birth has been awarded a total of £5.5m in compensation.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2-12

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Disabled prisoners’ lives put at risk by poor care and treatment in jail – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in disabled persons, medical treatment, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The plight of a man who had to be rushed to hospital hours after arriving in jail highlights the limitations of prison care.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2012

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Down’s syndrome patient challenges resuscitation order – BBC News

“A man with Down’s syndrome is suing an NHS trust over a hospital’s decision to issue a do-not-resuscitate order giving his disability as one of the reasons.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2012

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Muslim man’s right-to-life court case adjourned until October – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2012 in euthanasia, Islam, law reports, medical treatment by sally

“A Muslim man’s right-to-live court battle has been adjourned until October after claims he is no longer in a persistent vegetative state.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2012

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Family of L, a man left in a vegetative state, wage court battle for right to life – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2012 in euthanasia, families, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“The family of a man left in a vegetative state after a heart attack has made an eleventh hour appeal for doctors to do all they can to keep him alive as they await a vital court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2012

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