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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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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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