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13 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is the cervical cancer screening programme improving outcomes for women?

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Paul Rumley reviews the improvements and drawbacks of the cervical cancer screening programme, following the recent publication of the last year’s results.

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12 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£15.1 million secured for woman who suffered brain damage at birth

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Paul Rumley secured a £15.1 million settlement for a 25-year-old woman, L, who was brain damaged during her first 72 hours of life, as a consequence of a failure to diagnose and treat low blood sugar levels.

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7 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy really necessary? What the latest research and case law says

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“Just because I like steak and chips, it doesn’t mean it’s good for me nor that someone else should pay for me to have it”. Surely this shouldn’t apply to hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy? According to some, it does. However Paul Rumley thinks the research, and case law, says otherwise.

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21 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

We’re launching a new product to help medical negligence clients manage expenses related to their claim

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Our specialist Medical Negligence team has today launched MyClaimJournal, an online portal designed to help clients who are in the process of a claim manage relevant documents quickly and easily and keep an ongoing diary of events.

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11 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Breast cancer diagnosis: are GPs learning from mistakes in primary care?

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Recent statistics about secondary breast cancer diagnosis leave our team with concerns. Paul Rumley comments on what he thinks this says about the current state of primary care.

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Is it time to admit that the NHS doesn’t just have a ‘winter problem’?

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Recent news about the state of accident and emergency provision over the summer months has many concerned. Paul Rumley comments on the current situation in the NHS.

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8 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£4.8 million awarded for oxygen deprivation during birth

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Paul Rumley acted for C, a 19 year old man who received insufficient oxygen to the brain around the time of his birth due to a 29 minute negligent delay in his delivery. His twin brother was born uninjured.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Patient safety matters – does the latest NHS Patient Safety Strategy do enough?

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Paul Rumley, partner in our Medical Negligence team, reviews the latest NHS patient safety strategy – will it do what is needed?

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3 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

What you need to know about Erb’s palsy

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We asked some experts in Erb’s palsy treatment and care about what we should know about the condition. So, if you’re a parent to a child with Erb’s, have a read of the below to have all your most pressing questions answered.

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Discount Rate Review: the latest news

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We have previously covered the potential changes that could come as a result of the Discount Rate Review elsewhere. However there have been a couple of recent developments which could be cause for concern. The Government’s Actuary – the Government’s …

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Royds Withy King client awarded £3.4m for delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome

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A man who experienced a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome has been awarded a lump sum of £3,400,000.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Welcome news for adults with cerebral palsy – the new guidelines from NICE

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Following new guidance from NICE on how to support adults with cerebral palsy, our specialist birth injury team reviews what it means and the effect it might have on people’s lives.

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