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9 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The NHS testing “bottleneck” – how has it come to this, and where do they go from here?

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Simon Elliman reviews a recent BBC investigation which has revealed that an increasing number of patients are faced with long waits for vital tests on the NHS, and considers the potential causes and implications.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Negligent Hospital Treatment – How a claim is investigated

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22 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The Darnley vs Croydon Health Services NHS Trust case: too onerous a duty?

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The Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment in the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The case had raised the question of whether reception staff owed a duty of care to patients; the Supreme Court has now confirmed that non-medically trained staff do owe such a duty of care. But where does this leave A&E departments, and what does it tell us about the state of our NHS?

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13 February 2018 4 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Lawyers aren’t bankrupting the NHS – here’s what is…

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Simon Elliman explores whether greedy claimants or their greedier lawyers are causing the NHS to “go broke” (as Donald Trump might put it). Here’s a hint: it’s neither of them.

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24 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Katrina Hart – Paralympian & Royds Withy King sponsored athlete

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Katrina Hart Royds Withy King sponsored athlete

As specialists in the causes of brain injury, we understand how conditions like Cerebral Palsy can have a severe impact on a person’s quality of life. But we also know that despite this, when given the correct support, people with a whole range of brain injuries can go on to do amazing things and live successful and independent lives.

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1 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

£96,950 awarded to a claimant for substandard care resulting in a sacral pressure sore

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The Claimant suffered with multiple sclerosis so had a pre-existing vulnerability to pressure sores. He was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and was treated on an acute assessment ward.

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£10,000 award for delay in diagnosing and treating a heel pressure sore

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Simon Elliman secured £10,000 for a claimant who had developed a pressure ulcer on his heel whilst recuperating in hospital following hip replacement surgery. He had tried to alert staff to the pain he was feeling in his heel whilst recuperating on the ward but the staff failed to investigate the area. By the time staff removed the bandages to investigate the site the pressure sore was over 7 inches long.

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4 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Operating by torchlight: The modern NHS

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Simon Elliman considers a recent episode where a 14-year-old girl died after an emergency procedure had to be carried out by torchlight on a ward, due to insufficient anaesthetists or emergency staff being available to open another theatre, and asks what the implications are for NHS resourcing.

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18 July 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for kidney stone left untreated for too long

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Our client, Mr H, first reported painless blood in his urine to his GP in 1990. He then came back to the same GP in 1991 and was appropriately referred to a hospital. Mr H was diagnosed with a kidney stone in his left kidney.

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3 May 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation for injuries caused by medication overdose much higher than original offer

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Our client, H, received a compensation after a hospital drug overdose left him with permanent health issues.

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26 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Damages for pain and discomfort secured for a new mother

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A happy occasion – the birth of Mrs V’s first child – was hampered by a very painful and uncomfortable allergic reaction when elastoplast was used to secure her epidural.

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29 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful claim helps a double amputee to regain his independence

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Our client received £375,000 in compensation after negligent treatment of his condition resulted in amputation of both legs.

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