NHS compensation costs rise to £807m – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2009 in compensation, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The NHS spent more than £800m settling legal claims last year as complaints of medical negligence against the service rose sharply.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2009

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NHS faces huge claim for damages – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2009 in assault, class actions, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers are preparing a multi-million pound damages claim against the NHS for adults with learning difficulties who were abused while in care in Cornwall.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2009

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Medical law too often doffs its cap to the doctor’s white coat – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“‘It’s up to you what you do with your own body,’ goes the rhetoric. But when you dive away from abstractions into the real world of suffering and desire, things are not so simple.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

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R (A) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in asylum, domicile, law reports, medical treatment by sally

R (A) v Secretary of State for Health [2009] EWCA Civ 225; [2009] WLR (D) 113

“A failed asylum seeker was not ‘ordinarily resident’ within the United Kingdom for the purposes of entitlement to treatment as of right by the National Health Service free of charge. The Guidance as to how a health body should exercise such discretion as it had to grant or withhold treatment in such a case was unlawful for lack of clarity.”

WLR Daily, 1st April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (A) v Secretary of State for Health – Times Law Reports

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in asylum, law reports, medical treatment by sally

Regina (A) v Secretary of State for Health

Court of Appeal

“A failed asylum seeker was not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom so as to be entitled to free treatment by the National Health Service.”

The Times, 2nd April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Parents lose court battle to keep baby son alive – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2009 in children, hospital orders, medical treatment, news by sally

“A hospital ventilator keeping a nine-month-old baby alive could be turned off today after his parents lost a legal battle with a hospital yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2009

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Court challenge to NICE over osteoporosis treatment – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in medical treatment, news by sally

“The medicine regulator faces a legal challenge this week over its ruling that thousands of women with thinning bones should be denied effective treatment on the NHS.”

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The Times, 19th Janaury 2009

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Teenager wins right to die after hospital tried to force her to have heart transplant – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2008 in medical treatment, news, organ transplants by sally

“A terminally-ill teenager has won the right to die after she was taken to court by her local hospital in an attempt to force her to have a heart transplant against her wishes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2008

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Fears over new drug orders for mental health patients – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Campaigners have expressed concern about the potential misuse of new powers for the compulsory treatment of people with mental illness that come into force in England today.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2008

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Divers face jail over £250,000 NHS swindle – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2008 in fraud, medical treatment, news by sally

“Two professional divers are facing jail terms after being convicted of swindling £250,000 from the NHS by claiming to have treated non-existent patients for cases of the bends.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2008

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Deafness fear for girl facing deportation – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in children, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

“A toddler who underwent a series of operations to improve her hearing is facing a lifetime of total deafness after the Home Office refused her family permission to stay in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2008

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N v United Kingdom (Application No 26565/05) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 6th, 2008 in asylum, human rights, law reports, medical treatment by sally

N v United Kingdom (Application No 26565/05)

European Court of Human Rights

“The removal of an alien suffering from a serious illness to a country where the facilities for treating that illness were inferior to those available in a state party to the European Convention on Human Rights might raise an issue under the Convention but only in a very exceptional case where humanitarian grounds against removal were compelling.”

The Times, 6th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Court rejects HIV asylum seeker – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2008 in asylum, HIV, medical treatment, news by sally

“An HIV-positive Ugandan woman’s claim to stay in the UK has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.”

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BBC News, 27th May 2008

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Regina (A) v West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust – Times Law Reports

Posted May 13th, 2008 in asylum, law reports, medical treatment by sally

Regina (A) v West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Queen’s Bench Division

“A failed asylum seeker could become ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom so as to be eligible for free treatment by the National Health Service.”

The Times, 13th May 2008

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Rape victim ‘too grubby’ for NHS – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in hospitals, medical treatment, news, rape by sally

“The National Health Service has been criticised in court after a doctor told the male victim of a double rape that he was ‘too grubby’ to be treated.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2008

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Ruling ‘denies treatment to 100,000 Alzheimer’s patients’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2008 in appeals, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news by sally

“Almost 100,000 Alzheimer’s patients face being denied NHS treatment which could delay the onset of their disease, the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2008

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Refugee in High Court fight for NHS care – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2008 in asylum, medical treatment, news by sally

“A failed asylum seeker is challenging regulations that prevent him receiving free treatment from the NHS.”

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The Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2008

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NHS migrant rules face legal bid – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2008 in immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

“Rules banning some migrants in England from NHS treatment are to be challenged in the High Court.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2008

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Immigration chief defends deportation of cancer patient – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2008 in deportation, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

“The head of Britain’s immigration agency last night defended the decision to deport a Ghanaian cancer patient from her Cardiff hospital bed by insisting that there were hundreds of such cases each year.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2008

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Woman whose family history was overlooked died while giving birth – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in birth, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman died while giving birth after a clerical error left her without specialist medical care, despite both her mother and her aunt having been killed by the same rare condition at exactly the same age, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk