Category: Clinical Negligence

gallbladder

What Is Gallbladder Removal Surgery And How Can It Go Wrong?

The surgical process of gallbladder removal is called a Cholecystectomy, and is a relatively common procedure from which the vast majority of patients make a full recovery. However, there are some possible complications to the surgery which can be painful and uncomfortable, and there is also the possibility of surgical negligence, which in extreme cases…

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Surgical Mistakes – What Should You Do Next?

There are large numbers of people up and down the UK who undergo surgery every day for many reasons and in most cases the surgery goes as planned, they have a short recovery period and are able to continue with their lives. For a small number of people however, there are occasions when the surgery…

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What is The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)?

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was established to investigate safety incidents. The purpose is to learn lessons, to change and improve patient safety, and to share recommendations to prevent similar incidents from happening again. It does not apportion blame. HSIB investigations are independent in that they do not investigate on behalf of families, staff,…

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Is It Time To Talk About The Impact Of Non-Face-To-Face GP Consultations?

Uncertainty over a GP surgery’s requirement to hold face-to-face consultations could lead to more misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, and more fatalities. At Ison Harrison, we are calling for clearer guidelines and leadership on the issue of face-to-face GP consultations, to reduce the risk of the tragic David Nash case being repeated. David Nash was a…

cancer-diagnosis

Loving Husband Of 54 Years Dies Following Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer [Case Study]

Brian and Susan were enjoying their retirement together when tests showed that Brian had a hernia, and that he needed surgery. Following surgery, he had a CT scan and was discharged with no follow up. 10 months later, Brian returned to hospital with pneumonia. He told the doctor that he had suffered with constipation, weight…

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Call For Urgent Investment As Cancer Targets Continue To Be Missed

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a devastating moment and one where you need the help and support of loved ones and trusted professionals. Even though one in two of us will receive some form of cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. It is common to have to…

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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…

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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…