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10 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

One mother’s experience of the trauma of her birth injury

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During birth injury awareness week 2020 one of our clients has kindly agreed to share her personal story with others, explaining what she went through, how she coped with her injuries, and how she eventually “came out the other side”.

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9 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Birth Trauma Awareness – making a complaint about a birth

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The Birth Trauma Association is running their annual awareness campaign from 6-12 September 2020. Many women have been urged to share their experiences with each other and their own personal stories and journey to recovery, the charity’s research suggesting that some 30,000 women annually suffer from birth trauma.

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10 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Government needs to do more on patient care disrupted by coronavirus

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After reading news of disruption in patient care on the NHS due to coronavirus and lockdown, Kerstin Scheel says it’s time for Government to “get a grip” on the problem.

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8 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The importance of antenatal pregnancy care during the Covid-19 pandemic

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One of the most dangerous consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic has to be the impact on the otherwise routine management and review of patients. Antenatal NHS maternity care in the UK has become highly standardised to ensure best practice and to enable maternity staff to hopefully make an early diagnosis of potential complications of pregnancy. The ability to effect standard care has not only been impacted by restrictions on how to practice, but also by the fears of pregnant women in presenting themselves to clinics or antenatal units.

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3 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Making childbirth safer – the results of the ESMiE enquiry

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Although most babies are delivered without complications, the National Heath Service is continually striving to make child birth safer. On 21 May 2020, a confidential enquiry was published, reviewing the quality of care received when babies have died in a midwifery-led setting(i). The enquiry highlights what can be done to further enhance the safety of midwifery led deliveries.

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19 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Compensation Protection, Opinion

Caring for children with cerebral palsy in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Kerstin Scheel, partner in our Compensation Protection team, explains how the current lockdown is impacting upon those who need help to care for family members with cerebral palsy.

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4 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Review – a final appeal to families

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Kerstin Scheel explains the current status of the Ockenden Review into Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, and what you can do if you think you have been impacted by the issues raised so far by the review.

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14 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

NHS Resolution’s Early Notification Scheme – is it working and what is happening regarding early financial resolutions of claims?

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In March 2017 a consultation was undertaken by the Department of Health (DoH) as to the viability of an NHS run scheme (then entitled “The Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme”) to provide early compensation to children, who, on the face of it, had incurred a neurological brain injury at the time of their birth due to clinical errors in care.

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Royds Withy King birth injury specialists represent young boy in £23 million action for negligent care to his mother

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Our specialist birth injury team has represented a young boy in an action regarding negligent care provided to his mother at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

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18 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

A ‘super’ Christmas campaign – how one charity is raising money for disabled children over the festive period

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Kerstin Scheel from our Medical Negligence team looks at how Brainwave is helping to raise money for disabled children over the Christmas period.

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2 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about World Cerebral Palsy Day

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In advance of World Cerebral Palsy Day, an important date in the calendar to raise awareness of cerebral palsy and celebrate those who help people with the condition, we help you understand everything about the awareness event.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Statutory Duty of Candour – is it making any difference to patient safety?

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The duty of candour was designed to ensure hospitals deliver an open and honest account when things go wrong – is this happening though? Kerstin Scheel reviews how the duty has been implemented so far.

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