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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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20 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How meningitis can be missed by GPs – a case example

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Meningitis can affect anyone, but is most prevalent in babies, children, and young people. It can be fast-acting and aggressive, so it is vital that the condition is treated promptly, even if it is only suspected. Here, Joachim Stanley talks us through a case where this didn’t happen.

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22 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

North London Trust learns lessons of universal GBS testing

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GBS awareness week

When it comes to the health and wellbeing of unborn children, NHS staff should be commended for their diligence and hard work. However, in the era of austerity, we are told that difficult choices must be made. It follows that the benefits of certain tests, medicines and therapies must be weighed against their cost to the tax payer.

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5 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Study suggests NHS catastrophe looms for post-Brexit Britain

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Leading up to the EU referendum, the NHS was used by both sides of the debate to gain political leverage. The certainties of what will come to pass are still unclear, but as the country takes stock, a number of new studies are revealing an alarming truth; that the NHS is heading towards a potentially catastrophic shortfall in nursing.

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25 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

5 concerning mistakes London hospitals keep making

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In 2015, as many as 1 in 3 London hospital trusts saw patients suffering because of incidents that should never be allowed to happen. These incidents are officially referred to as ‘Never Events’ and are labelled as mistakes that should not occur under any circumstances.

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4 November 2015 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Proposed fixed costs for clinical negligence claims: is it still about clients?

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Fixed costs

You may be aware of the recent proposal – to be subject to some form of consultation in the autumn – to have fixed costs for clinical negligence claims of a value possibly up to £250,000. The plan is to reduce the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS – but what are the wider implications of this proposal?

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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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Withy King to speak at Scope Family Information Day

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The disability charity Scope is holding a family information day for Peterborough parents and carers of disabled children. The event has been organised in response to Scope frequently receiving questions from parents who wish to safeguard their children’s future by …

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10 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Paralympic athlete

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Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Katrina Hart, a 200m sprinter and University of Bath alumnus, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the T37 class. In today’s blog post, Katrina shares her recent experiences and talks about things that inspire her and keep her going.

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1 July 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

July 2014: Group B Strep Awareness Month

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Ali Cloak, solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why more needs to be done to reduce the number of babies being severely harmed or dying from GBS infection.

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18 July 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£20,000 for the surgery that could have been avoided with an earlier diagnosis

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For a period of five years between 1987 and 1992 our client, Ms H, repeatedly visited her GPs with complains of right loin pain and urinary infections. Unfortunately the GPs failed to see the significance of Ms H’s infections.

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18 July 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for late diagnosis of cancer and to pay for future treatment

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Ms C received a significant award after the delay in her diagnosis left her with a much lower five-year cancer survival rate.

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