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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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9 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Where is the NHS now, and where is it going?

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Following recent announcements from the NHS, Paul Rumley takes a look at the current state of our NHS and asks – is patient safety set to improve?

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13 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

New report shows widespread problems with maternity care in the UK

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Paul Rumley comments on a report released today by Each Baby Counts, which has found that nearly half of reviewed cases, where babies died or suffered brain damage, were caused by bad maternity care.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Erb’s Palsy – How a claim is investigated

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18 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

How brain injury occurs with shoulder dystocia, and the effects

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Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. If this occurs, oxygen starvation may happen as the baby’s head is delivered and prior to delivery of the body. If prompt action is not taken, there is a chance of the child suffering a brain injury.  That chance will increase the longer they are stuck.

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16 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Rising medical negligence costs – what is the real story?

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With NHS Resolution identifying that costs for medical negligence claims are increasing, Paul Rumley – Partner in our team – comments on whether the outcry we’ve seen in the media actually tells the whole story.

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3 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Breast cancer screening scandal: NHS failures affect hundreds of thousands

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The government Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced yesterday that a computer error in the NHS has led to 450,000 women not being invited to get breast cancer screenings. Partner in our medical negligence team, Paul Rumley, was featured in …

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£6.6 million compensation for injuries due to negligent delay in delivery

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Royds Withy King’s Paul Rumley and Hannah Blackwell recently acted for a 9 year old boy, in a claim for damages for severe injuries suffered around the time of his birth.

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19 December 2016 1 Comment Posted in News

Royds Withy King welcomes official investigation into NHS £56 billion budget for compensation claims

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The National Audit Office (NAO) have announced their intention to scrutinise why the NHS allocated £56 billion last year to fight clinical negligence claims – almost half their annual budget and twice the amount that was allocated last year.

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9 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Uncategorized

A simple guide to the Royds Withy King chat room

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There may be some subjects that you do not wish to discuss in public. For times when you want a little privacy, you can use the forum’s private chat function.

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17 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Royds Withy King responds to news of birth injuries compensation scheme

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Medical negligence specialists at Royds Withy King have cautiously welcomed today’s announcement of a new Government birth injuries compensation scheme, but warn that adequate care costs will need to be covered and valuable lessons learned, if it is to stand …

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