Lord Justice Jackson: legal aid should remain for clinical negligence – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 14th, 2011 in bills, budgets, legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“Lord Justice Jackson spoke in strong terms last week to the Cambridge Law Faculty on the controversial topic of legal aid and legal costs reforms.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th September 2011

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Warning issued to baby death hospital – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2011 in birth, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“The NHS trust at the centre of a police investigation into baby deaths has been issued with a rare warning notice by the Care Quality Commission watchdog.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2011

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Malcolm Drake death: Compensation over Crohn’s disease error – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“The family of a man from Stoke-on-Trent who died after a life-threatening illness was misdiagnosed as a groin strain has received a substantial six figure settlement.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2011

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Patients’ legal aid cuts will cost NHS tens of millions – The Independent

Posted August 30th, 2011 in fees, legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The Government’s plans to slash the soaring legal aid bill threaten to cost the NHS millions and exclude many victims of medical negligence from justice, the National Health Service’s own lawyers have warned.”

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The Independent, 28th August 2011

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Obese man to get gastric band after U-turn by NHS – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in hospitals, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“Lawyer for Tom Condliff, a retired police officer, says human rights appeal to Strasbourg will go ahead to clarify law.”

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The Guardian, 27th August 2011

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Addenbrooke’s and Andrew Lansley sued over ‘do not resuscitate’ rule – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in hospital orders, hospitals, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

“The husband of a woman who died in one of Britain’s best-known hospitals is taking its management and the health secretary Andrew Lansley to court, alleging an illegal use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2011

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Related link: Patient Concern demands national policy on ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

Man had part of brain removed in error – The Guardian

“A former paramedic is seeking compensation and an investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) after part of his brain was removed in error by an NHS surgeon.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Scientists credited on ghostwritten articles ‘should be charged with fraud’ – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2011 in doctors, fraud, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, professional conduct by sally

“Doctors and scientists who put their names to medical articles they have not written should be charged with professional misconduct and fraud, according to legal experts.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2011

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Regina (Condliff) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust – WLR Daily

Posted July 28th, 2011 in appeals, hospitals, human rights, law reports, medical treatment, obesity by tracey

Regina (Condliff) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust [2011] EWCA Civ 910;  [2011] WLR (D)  256

“It was not unlawful for a primary care trust to adopt a policy by which all individual funding requests were to be considered and determined exclusively by reference to clinical factors.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Obese ex-policeman loses attempt to force NHS to pay for gastric bypass – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2011 in budgets, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by tracey

“A 22-stone, ‘morbidly obese’ ex-policeman has lost his latest attempt to force the NHS to pay for stomach surgery, despite his lawyers saying he might have less than a year to live.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2011

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Investigation launched into heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2011 in children, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A Government health watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that children undergoing heart surgery at a leading hospital received inadequate treatment.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2011

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Surgeon who botched operations is suspended for a year – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A vascular surgeon who botched operations, resulting in one man bleeding to death and a woman having to breathe through a tube for the rest of her life, has been suspended for 12 months by the General Medical Council.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2011

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Man takes health trust to court over obesity surgery – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2011 in human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“A former police officer is taking his legal battle over a health trust’s refusal to fund obesity surgery to the Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2011

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NHS ‘above the law’ in legal aid reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 7th, 2011 in legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The government is putting the NHS ‘above the law’ with its proposed legal aid reforms and changes to the ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, the Gazette has been told.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Report attacks care of mental health patient who killed Wales pensioner – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2011 in homicide, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by tracey

“The care and treatment given to a man with a history of schizophrenia who killed a pensioner because voices in his head ordered him to attack a stranger have been severely criticised in a review.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2011

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Court of appeal to consider gastric bypass operation case – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2011 in human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“The Human Rights Act will become a major legal weapon for thousands of people denied drugs and surgery on the NHS if a landmark judgment rules that an obese man is entitled to a gastric bypass paid for by the taxpayer.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2011

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Ban male circumcision? No, scientific evidence of harm is not strong enough – The Guardian

“Supporters of a ban are making a flawed equivalency: male circumcision is not the same practice as female genital mutilation.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

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Liverpool Women’s concedes incontinence negligence cases – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2011 in class actions, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A hospital being sued by hundreds of women, who claim their incontinence was made worse by a surgeon, has admitted liability or agreed to pay compensation in 50% of claims processed so far.”

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BBC News, 29th May 2011

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MoD sued over missing Iraqi boy – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in armed forces, children, compensation, Iraq, medical treatment, news by sally

“The father of a 13-year-old Iraqi boy who has been missing since 2003 after being treated in a British military hospital has begun legal action against the Ministry of Defence demanding compensation and a public inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2011

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Failure to spot blood clots costs the NHS millions – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2011 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“The NHS has paid £112 million in compensation over the past five years after doctors failed to spot deadly blood clots, according to research.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk