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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for negligent treatment resulting in diabetic coma

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£800 compensation recovered from North Bristol NHS Trust for a woman who fell into a diabetic coma as a result of being discharged prematurely from hospital.

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

£51,000 for failing to notice laceration to the bladder during caesarean section

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A 25-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £51,000 in compensation for the injuries she sustained during her caesarean section at the Whittington Hospital.

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

£165,000 for negligent appendectomy performed at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

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A 30-year-old woman was represented by Kerstin Scheel; she received £165,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when an appendicectomy was negligently performed.

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

£90,000 for nerve damage following negligent operation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Kerstin Scheel represented a 27 year old man who received £90,000 for the damages to his radial nerve sustained during an operation.

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

Claim settled for partial tongue removal against Bristol hospital Trust

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Kerstin Scheel relays the details of a claim involving a client whose tongue had to be removed following a delay in treatment of macroglossia (a swelling or enlargement of the tongue).

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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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11 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Covid-19 has exposed real issues with cancer care in the UK – the Government must get a handle on it

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Following widespread reports of disruption to patient care caused by coronavirus, Simon Elliman explores further the effects on cancer care, and what is being done about it.

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18 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Just how badly is the NHS struggling?

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Underperforming and understaffed: just how badly is the NHS struggling in 2019? Alex Kuklenko, currently working as a trainee in our Medical Negligence team, reviews the present state of our National Health Service.

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20 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The largest maternity scandal in NHS history? What a leaked report tells us about Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

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Following the leak of a report into the failings of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit, Sarah White explains what it tells us and the impact of this new information.

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11 October 2019 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

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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25 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The contaminated blood scandal – what happened and what is being done about it?

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In the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2019, Sarah White reflects on the contaminated blood scandal and the current ongoing inquiry surrounding it.

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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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