Category: Clinical Negligence

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Understanding a Brachial Plexus Injury

This article has been kindly provided by Kay Ganguly, a Consultant Physiotherapist and Expert Witness at Healing Touch Physiotherapy Ltd. The Brachial Plexus is a complicated bundle of nerves that runs from the neck into the shoulder region and down the arm; it supplies the arm and hand with movement and sensation. Most brachial plexus…

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Lawyers Urge Patients Of Dismissed Leeds Shoulder Surgeon To Come Forward

Press Release – October 2021 Patients who may have been treated by a Leeds-based surgeon specialising in trauma and orthopaedic procedures are being encouraged to come forward over concerns about the care or treatment they experienced. Specialist medical negligence solicitors at Leeds law firm, Ison Harrison, have already been instructed to act on behalf of…


Erb’s Palsy Case Study: Mr A – v – Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

In 2017, James Thompson was approached by Mr A who was unhappy with his current solicitors and wished to transfer his claim. Mr A was aged 19 at the time which meant that: a) the time he had left to either settle his claim or issue court proceedings, (eve of his 21st birthday) was fast…

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The Tragic Story of How Remote GP Consultations Couldn’t Save One Man’s Life

The father of a Leeds law student is calling for more face to face GP services with less reliance on online consultations, following the death of his son. David Nash died on 4th November 2020 aged just 26 years, following a short illness during which he had been unable to access face to face GP…


Local Leeds Man Recovers Damages Of £50,000 Due To Negligent Shoulder Surgery By Michael Walsh At Spire Hospital

A total of 26 patients have instructed Ison Harrison’s medical negligence solicitors to investigate the care they received by Mr Michael Walsh at Spire Leeds Hospital and Nuffield Health Hospitals Leeds.  Here is the case of Mr KL v Spire Healthcare Limited. Mr KL was a very active man with a young family, who trained…


The Impact of Lockdown: Interview With The Erb’s Palsy Group

This year took an unexpected turn with the pandemic and the various restrictions that have followed. The lockdown forced a lot of people to change the way they work and deliver services. For many people this meant fully embracing the digital world. At Ison Harrison the use of video conferencing enabled us to carry out…

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Supporting Each Other: Ison Harrison & The Erb’s Palsy Group

As part of Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2020, our Head of Clinical Negligence, James Thompson, talks about his longstanding relationship with the Erb’s Palsy Group. How did you get involved with the EPG? I was lucky enough to have been trained by Cathie Delaney who is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor and former Midwife when…

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What Is Erb’s Palsy? Infographic

To support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2020, we have created this infographic detailing the key facts about Erb’s Palsy.

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Maternity Care In England

In 2015 the Secretary of State asked the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) to investigate and improve maternity safety across England.  The HSIB aims to half the rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries that occur soon after birth, by 2025. It will make national safety recommendations for the whole health service….

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Q&A with Kim Hawksby for Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019

This week we have interviewed Kim Hawksby, an Erb’s Palsy sufferer who is an Occupational Therapist. Q1: What is your experience of having Erb’s Palsy? When I was born my shoulder got stuck on my mum’s pelvis (shoulder dystocia). The medical team did not know how to manage this birth emergency and instead of carrying…