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

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Stem cell treatments threatened by European patents ruling – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2011 in EC law, embryology, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, patents by sally

“Work on revolutionary medical treatments for incurable diseases is in danger of being wiped out by a European court ruling on embryonic stem cells, according to leading scientists.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2011

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Obesity surgery man loses court fight against PCT – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2011 in human rights, judicial review, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“A grandfather has lost his High Court battle over a health trust’s refusal to fund obesity surgery.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2011

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Price of suing the NHS too high – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2011 in compensation, costs, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Suing the NHS for medical negligence may become too costly in the wake of cuts to both legal aid and lawyers’ success fees.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

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Injured by the NHS? Prepare for further pain – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2011 in costs, fees, legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Justice ministry hopes to remove clinical negligence from legal aid and make claimants pay fees and premiums out of damages.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2011

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Birmingham hospital trust pays out after baby’s death – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A Birmingham couple has received an out-of-court settlement following hospital failures which allegedly led to the death of their baby son.”

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BBC News, 8th Febraury 2011

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Scrapping Legal Aid for medical cases ‘bad for justice and health’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2011 in legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Plans to remove Legal Aid for clinical negligence cases would damage access to justice and allow risks taken by doctors to go unchecked, according to the father of a boy who died after a medical blunder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011

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Women win £200,000 payout over pill implant pregnancies – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2011 in compensation, contraception, medical treatment, news, pregnancy by sally

“Nearly £200,000 in compensation has been paid to women who have become pregnant or been hurt after they were fitted with a popular contraceptive implant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2011

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Trust admits drug death blunder at Telford hospital – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2010 in compensation, homicide, medical treatment, news by sally

“A hospital has admitted giving a patient with pneumonia and breathing difficulties a combination of drugs that led to his death.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

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Stem cell doctor guilty of breaching good practice – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

“A doctor who exploited ‘vulnerable’ multiple sclerosis patients by exaggerating the benefits of stem cell therapy faces being struck off after his fitness to practise was found to be impaired today.”

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The Independent, 10th September 2010

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Payout after Nottingham doctor fails to diagnose tumour – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2010 in damages, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A former clergyman left disabled after a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour has received undisclosed substantial damages from a Nottingham hospital.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

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Bracknell woman in gastric bypass NHS legal challenge – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2010 in judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman who was told she was not fat enough to have gastric bypass surgery on the NHS is taking health chiefs to court in a bid to overturn the ruling.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2010

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Sons of man killed by German locum GP face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, injunctions, medical treatment, news by sally

“The sons of a man killed after being given ten times the recommended dose of painkiller by a German locum doctor face prosecution for calling him a ‘killer’ and a ‘charlatan’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2010

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Cosmetic ‘cowboys’ face wave of lawsuits – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2010 in cosmetic surgery, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers who usually act for victims of NHS blunders say increasing numbers of people are seeking to take legal action over ‘cowboy’ cosmetic treatment.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2010

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Hospital trust pay-out for brain-damaged taxi driver – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2010 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“A taxi driver who suffered brain damage after a hospital scan was not properly interpreted has been awarded a multimillion-pound pay-out.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2010

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Transsexual to get legal aid to help fight NHS over breast surgery row – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2010 in hospitals, legal aid, medical treatment, news by sally

“A transsexual, Miranda Lee, who was left ‘half man, half woman’ will get tax payers’ money in her legal fight for a breast enlargement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2010

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