Finding of Neglect following London Hospital failure to provide prescribed anticoagulants.

15 May 2018 By Peter Mordecai
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Peter Mordecai is instructed to represent the family of the deceased, Philip Wood, in a Clinical Negligence matter against Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The claim involves a failure to provide heparin after a below the knee amputation despite this being the intention. As a result, Mr Wood suffered bilateral pulmonary emboli and […]

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Medical Negligence, News Releases,

Rapid resolution and redress compensation scheme for brain injured patients

24 November 2016 By Alicia Cannon
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The Government has recently proposed a new scheme to compensate children who have been injured by negligence at birth. The scheme would offer counselling, case management and legal advice. It is intended to lead to rapid resolution of cases, settle complaints more quickly and encourage staff to be open and learn from their mistakes. On […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,

Duty of Candour & Rapid Resolution & Redress scheme for Brain Injured Patient

24 November 2016 By Linda Levison
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I was shocked to read today of an inquest into the death of a baby which has been halted by the Avon coroner. Criminal charges are said to be under consideration. The baby died from brain damage caused by oxygen starvation five days after his birth at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The labour […]

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Linda Levison, Medical Negligence,

Breakthrough blood test to detect brain injury

3 October 2016 By admin
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By Alicia Cannon. I was intrigued by recent reports that a new blood test can detect serious brain injuries. Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young people. To diagnose brain injuries, scans are performed but this can cause delay and lead to patients’ conditions deteriorating and in the worst case […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,

A study of 300,000 heart attack patients, led by the University of Leeds, has found rapid increase in PPCI treatment which improves a patient’s chances of survival after a major heart attack.

3 October 2016 By admin
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By Alicia Cannon. The research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and the National Institute of Health Research, showed the increase of heart attack treatment gives nine in ten patients fighting chance of survival. The use of emergency stenting treatment (PPCI), also known as angioplasty, increased from 0.1% in 2003 to 86% in 2013 for […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,

Lessons must be learned from the ‘Each Baby Counts’ inquiry says leading Clinical Negligence lawyer, Marcus Weatherby

10 June 2016 By admin
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There are too many poor quality investigations into babies who die or are severely brain damaged during labour, a review says. The inquiry, Each Baby Counts, has been set up to ensure lessons are learned when something goes wrong. The aim is by 2020 to halve the number of babies who die or are left […]

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