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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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2 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£250,000 compensation for a woman who contracted sepsis following the birth of her baby at the Royal United Hospital in Bath

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Find out more about a recent case which has been settled for £250,000 after a woman contracted sepsis following the birth of her baby.

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19 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£9.5 million compensation for a little girl following her birth at Cheltenham General Hospital

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Kerstin Scheel, Partner at Royds Withy King, assisted the family of an 8 year old girl, P, to win a claim against Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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£11.1 million compensation for 16 year old boy affected by cerebral palsy in a claim against Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Royds Withy King’s Kerstin Scheel and Hannah Blackwell acted for a 16 year old boy, J, who suffered from a shortage of oxygen at the time of his birth at Cheltenham General Hospital.

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25 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Can we beat meningitis by 2030? How Group B Strep Support is helping to make it so

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The World Health Organisation has formed a taskforce to embark on an ambitious campaign to defeat meningitis by 2030. The UK charity, Group B Strep Support are part of this taskforce, helping to fight the second highest killer of young children in the world.

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2 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

What you need to know about Birth Trauma Awareness Week

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Every year, approximately 30,000 women experience birth trauma in the UK, which can lead to not just physical health problems, but mental health problems too. What is supposed to be a joyful and happy experience, can quickly turn into a traumatic and frightening one.

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