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19 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Panorama: NHS patient safety learning opportunities being lost?

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Panorama: Hospital Secrets Uncovered, which will air on BBC One this evening (19 May 2021), presents a disturbing picture of NHS patient safety learning opportunities being lost.

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3 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

No-fault clinical negligence claims: a knee-jerk reaction that’s bad for patient safety?

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Paul Rumley, Partner in our Medical Negligence team, reacts to news that the Government is exploring changes to the current clinical negligence claims system to instead focus on ‘no-fault’ compensation.

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22 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The latest HSIB report: advocating patient safety avoidance?

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Paul Rumley, a lead partner in our Medical Negligence team, reacts to the latest HSIB report into ‘never events’ which is advocating for a reclassification of the term.

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7 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is Erb’s palsy ever just a result of the forces of labour?

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Paul Rumley, who specialises in Erb’s palsy claims, explains whether defences using the maternal propulsive theory are likely to rule out Erb’s palsy being as a result of negligence.

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1 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Brain injury claim settled for over £3.5m against multiple hospitals

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A man, represented by Paul Rumley, successfully sued 4 Defendants, (1) Barts Health NHS Trust in London; (2) Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; (3) Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and (4) Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust in London, in an action for failure to diagnose his unusual cobalamin C deficiency condition.

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19 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Patient safety in the NHS – what we can learn from the recent IPPR report into injury prevention

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Paul Rumley reviews the recent IPPR report into injury prevention which shows that, despite the need for more learning from errors, the NHS needs significant support and accountability from the Government to avoid unnecessary harm.

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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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