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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Tribunal criticises doctor who removed wrong fallopian tube – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A doctor who removed the wrong fallopian tube from a patient, leaving her unable to conceive naturally, has been criticised by a tribunal for her ‘hasty, careless, and dismissive’ attitude.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2012

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Doctors blame ‘no win, no fee’ for rise in legal actions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 15th, 2012 in compensation, doctors, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Doctors are facing unprecedented increases in claims for compensation for clinical negligence, according to the head of the Medical Defence Union.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th August 2012

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Judge rules boy’s life support can be switched off despite parents’ hope of miracle – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has ordered that doctors can switch off a young boy’s life-support system even though his devout Christian parents pleaded for him to be kept alive in case of a miracle.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2012

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Judge rules that doctors can withhold treatment in ‘desperately sad’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2012 in Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A judge has allowed doctors to stop trying to treat a seriously ill hospital patient who has a needle phobia and physically resists help from medics, in what she called a ‘desperately sad’ case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2012

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Court of Protection Update – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Court of Protection Update (PDF)

Thirty Nine Essex Street, August 2012

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NHS trusts ‘breaking the law’ by denying access to treatment – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2012 in budgets, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, medicines, news, whistleblowers by sally

“The head of the government’s drugs rationing body has claimed that a number of NHS trusts are ‘breaking the law’ by denying patients access to approved treatments and drugs to save money.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2012

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Judge says religious couple’s brain-damaged baby can be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2012 in children, euthanasia, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“A judge has ruled that a severely brain-damaged baby boy can be allowed to die even though his devoutly religious parents wanted him to be kept on a life-support system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2012

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Gillingham FC ‘racially victimised Mark McCammon’ – BBC News

“A black footballer’s dismissal by his club was unfair racial victimisation, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2012

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Three Articles on Local Government Law – 11 KBW

Local Government Law Update: 18 July (PDF)
Local Government Law Update: 23 July (PDF)
Local Government Law Update: 25 July (PDF)

11 KBW, July 2012

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BMJ editorial sparks controversy over right-to-life – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 19th, 2012 in euthanasia, medical treatment, news by tracey

“An editorial article published in the British Medical Journal on 12 July 2012 (subscription required) has provoked controversy in right-to-life circles. The article, entitled ‘Sanctity of life law has gone too far’ criticises the ruling of Baker J in the ‘M’ case where an application to authorise the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) from a patient in a minimally conscious state was refused.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th July 2012

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Serco ordered to improve failing GP service – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in medical treatment, news, public private partnerships, standards by tracey

“Serco, a leading private contractor of public services, is failing to meet legal requirements to provide enough staff, train them properly or monitor their performance in the out-of-hours GP service it runs for the NHS in Cornwall.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2012

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Ambulance staff left brain injury man for 45 mins due to lunchbreak – Daily Telegraph

“Ambulance staff left an elderly man who had fallen over and sustained brain damage untreated for three quarters of an hour because paramedics were on a lunch break, an inquest has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

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Botox prescriptions over phone or internet to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by sally

“Doctors will be banned from prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox on the phone or internet if they have not seen their patients face to face, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2012

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6ft 5in woman pursues £2m damages claim – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2012 in damages, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A woman who feels like a freak because of the effect on her growth of an undiagnosed tumour is claiming £2 million damages.”

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The Independent, 3rd July 2012

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Woman died after doctor misdiagnosed kidney failure as hookworm infection – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2012 in doctors, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

“Coroner says 77-year-old Eva Hudson might be alive today had Dr Neeraj Tekkar correctly diagnosed her condition.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2012

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Lawyers seizing lion’s share of payouts in NHS negligence cases – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers who sue the NHS in medical negligence cases are earning from the state up to 30 times the amount their clients win in damages, it can be disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2012

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Judge orders that anorexic woman can be force-fed | Analysis – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 19th, 2012 in food, medical ethics, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Mr Justice Jackson has ruled that it would be lawful and in the best interests of a 32 year old woman (referred to in the judgment as ‘E’) for her to be fed, using physical force or chemical sedation as necessary, for a period of ‘not less than a year’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th June 2012

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‘As hard as it gets’: the case of anorexic E and the right to die – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2012 in medical ethics, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“The judge in this challenging case eventually relied on intuition. In such a dilemma, can law or ethics ever yield a single right answer?”

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The Guardian, 19th JUne 2012

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