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15 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

MBRRACE-UK – Savings Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2020 report for 2020; what are the key findings?

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Kerstin Scheel reviews the key findings from the recent MBRRACE-UK report into maternity care.

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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about maternal sepsis – guidelines, improvements to treatment and impact

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A significant cause of maternal deaths in the UK results from sepsis (around 10%) (1). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have clear guidelines on the management of bacterial sepsis before and after pregnancy, but is this enough to prevent serious harm to mother and babies from sepsis?

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£165,000 for negligent appendectomy performed at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

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A 30-year-old woman was represented by Kerstin Scheel; she received £165,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when an appendicectomy was negligently performed.

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£90,000 for nerve damage following negligent operation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Kerstin Scheel represented a 27 year old man who received £90,000 for the damages to his radial nerve sustained during an operation.

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25 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Adverse incidents for babies affected by oxygen deprivation at term birth: what changes have occurred to the NHS Early Notification Scheme’s and Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s investigations? An update

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Kerstin Scheel explains the changes made to processes of the NHS Early Notification Scheme (ENS) and Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) in light of COVID-19.

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24 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful case against The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust for negligence resulting in cerebral palsy

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Kerstin Scheel details a claim involving a six-year-old boy who suffered negligent treatment at birth, resulting in cerebral palsy.

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5 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Claim settled for partial tongue removal against Bristol hospital Trust

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Kerstin Scheel relays the details of a claim involving a client whose tongue had to be removed following a delay in treatment of macroglossia (a swelling or enlargement of the tongue).

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Claim settled for infection contracted prior to brain surgery under North Bristol NHS Trust’s care

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Kerstin Scheel details a settled claim involving a client who sustained brain damage from an infection contracted during hospital treatment for epilepsy.

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21 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Claim settled for significant maternal injuries against Bristol hospital Trust

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Kerstin Scheel details a recent claim against a Bristol hospital Trust for significant maternal injuries including vaginal and perineal tears, some of which required a blood transfusion.

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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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