Hospital neglect led to death of toddler Lucas Wellstead – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2011 in homicide, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“A coroner has ruled a verdict of natural causes by neglect contributed to a Somerset toddler’s death.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2011

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W v M and others – WLR Daily

Posted September 30th, 2011 in euthanasia, law reports, medical treatment by tracey

W v M and others [2011] EWHC 2443 (Fam);  [2011] WLR (D)  283

“Pursuant to section 4 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 it was not in the best interests of a patient diagnosed as being in a minimally conscious state to authorise the withdrawal of all life sustaining treatment including nutrition and hydration by artifical means (‘ANH’).”

WLR Daily, 28th September 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

‘M’ and the law: a difficult case heard in the right court – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2011 in Court of Protection, euthanasia, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A brain-damaged woman’s family didn’t get the judgment it wanted, but in the past it was more painful for such cases even to be brought.”

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The Guardian, 29th September 2011

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Brain-damaged woman should not be allowed to die, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2011 in euthanasia, families, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“A brain-damaged, minimally-conscious woman should not be allowed to die, a high court judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2011

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Charity in legal aid challenge on clinical negligence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in charities, judicial review, legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Action Against Medical Accidents has launched a legal challenge against the government’s controversial plans to scrap legal aid for clinical negligence cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd September 2011

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Frimley Park Hospital apology for Berkshire woman’s death – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“The family of a Berkshire woman who died after a serious asthma attack has received a six-figure compensation settlement after a hospital trust admitted it was negligent.”

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BBC News, 22nd September 2011

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Charity attacks plan to cut legal aid for victims of NHS neglect – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“A plan to cut legal aid for patients left physically or mentally damaged by NHS care is being legally challenged by a medical safety charity. Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has issued judicial review proceedings against the Government on the basis that the cuts are ‘irrational and unfair’. Seriously injured patients, such as babies who suffer brain damage as a result of substandard obstetrics care, will be denied the compensation that their families need to provide proper care for them, according to AvMA.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2011

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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

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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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