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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£120,000 for fatal cardiac negligence claim against University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The widower of a 66-year-old lady received £120,000 following the death of his wife of congestive cardiac failure, aortic valve stenosis and bicuspid aortic valve and aortic co-arctation.

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

Successful fatal claim for delayed treatment of aortic stenosis

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A case was brought by the daughter of T – a relatively elderly lady who suffered from aortic stenosis.

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

£85,000 settlement for fatally negligent failure to monitor aortic stenosis

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In this very sad case, a claim was brought by the widow of a patient who had experienced negligent treatment of aortic stenosis. To protect the family’s privacy, here we will refer to him as P.

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19 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Sudden Cardiac Death in young adults – red flags and prevention

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Joachim Stanley takes a look at the issue of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young people, including red flags and how it can be prevented.

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18 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Study reveals more footballers are suffering from heart problems – is it time for more screening?

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Every week 12 young people die from sudden cardiac death. Is it time to start screening young adults for potential cardiac issues more often?

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14 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Aortic dissection: are we doing enough?

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Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition, and a recent investigation into a death involving this cardiac issue has highlighted the need for more to be done in emergency treatment to reduce the incidence of missed and delayed diagnosis. Our medical negligence team takes a look.

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17 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

I experienced a cardiac event – here’s what it was like

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Joachim Stanley, an experienced member of our Medical Negligence team, talks about his experience following a cardiac event this year.

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11 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Heart attacks kill more women than they should – why is this and what can be done?

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The British Heart Foundation have highlighted that Coronary heart disease ‘kills twice as many women as breast cancer every year, yet coronary heart disease is still perceived as a “man’s disease”’ . Katie Shaw takes a look at why this might be, a recent example which demonstrates the danger of this, and what symptoms of heart attack women should look out for.

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5 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Once again, frontline staff are blamed for institutional failings in the NHS – it has to stop

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As a leaked, and now published, report reveals how a hospital’s internal politics and culture put the lives of patients in jeopardy, Ben Lees highlights the importance of proper oversight and the need for the NHS to learn from its mistakes.

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8 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are the early warning signs of heart attack being missed?

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Solicitor Rosie Blacker writes about recent research which suggests that lives could be saved if the early warning signs of heart attacks are more routinely picked up.

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28 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Do we really need a defibrillator in the office?

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Statistically 5% of all sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) will occur in the workplace, equivalent to approximately 100 a week in the UK alone.

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