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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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27 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The maternity review of Cwm Taf hospitals – how were systemic and individual failings in maternity care allowed to happen, and where is the safety net for patients?

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Kerstin Kubiak, partner in our Medical Negligence team, gives an overview of a report into recent failings in Welsh maternity units which could have been avoided.

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11 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Diagnosis of meningitis in children – why practitioners need to listen to parental concern

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A recent inquest in Norfolk heard the tragic events surrounding the death of a six year old boy, whose diagnosis of meningitis was significantly delayed. The pain for the parents on losing their child was made all the worse by the fact that their pleas to medics over concerns that he could have meningitis were not only unheard, but were openly disparaged.

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18 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Celebrity coverage puts spotlight on the need for increased awareness of group B Strep

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Iwan Thomas, Olympic sprinter and television presenter, appeared on ITV’s This Morning recently, telling the story of how his son, Teddy, developed a group B Strep infection in the days after his birth.

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23 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

NHS maternity care for mothers carrying Group B Strep must improve

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It was with great dismay that I read today of an inquest, which heard evidence relating to the tragic death of baby Rocco, who died at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in June 2017. Rocco’s mother was a known carrier of group B Streptococcus (GBS). However, despite this being made clear in her medical records, she was not admitted to hospital for antibiotic therapy following the rupture of her membranes.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Acquired Brain Injury Claims

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