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23 April 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful cerebral palsy claim against London hospital: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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A young boy has been awarded substantial multi-million pound damages following the negligent care afforded to his mother during her pregnancy.

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3 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are maternity medics being encouraged enough to “Think Sepsis”?

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In January 2021 MBRRACE published is latest report into maternal deaths. It was noted that between 2016-2018 23 women in the UK lost their lives to sepsis, accounting for 11% of all maternal deaths in that period. The report made a number of recommendations to improve these figures going forward.

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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£100k in damages for 40-year-old who developed sepsis after the birth of her child

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The claimant, a 40-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis leading to myositis and a blistering skin rash; and underwent total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post-traumatic stress disorder and a depressive episode of mild severity.

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£250k for 39-year-old who suffered sepsis after negligent maternity care

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The claimant, a 39-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant Trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis and kidney failure requiring admission to ITU; and underwent total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post traumatic stress disorder.

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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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