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Category: Clinical Negligence

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New NHS Guidance Could Save 600 Stillborn Babies Each Year

According to a recent article by the Telegraph, 600 babies could be saved from stillbirth each year in the UK under new NHS guidance. This guidance is known as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle. It seeks to increase monitoring of babies throughout pregnancy by intervening to reduce cigarette smoking, detecting small babies, informing women…

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Caesarean (C-Section) Claims – What You Need To Know

It may be that you have been advised by your doctor to have a caesarean to deliver your baby, or you may have chosen an elective caesarean instead. If you feel you have been advised incorrectly or a caesarean section has resulted in injury to yourself or your baby, you may be entitled to make…

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Gosport Hospital Report Reveals 456 Patients Died From Opioids Prescribed Without Justification

A report has been published today which has concluded that 456 patients died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital since 1989 as a result of “administering opioids without medical justification”. A further 200 patients may also have died as a result from the sedative medication misuse but records were missing in those cases. The report has openly…

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Debilitating Pelvic Pain Following Child Birth -Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

It is estimated that SPD/PGP affects as many as 1 in 5 pregnant women to some extent. It is not harmful to your baby, but it can cause severe pain around your pelvic area including your lower back. Pain can also radiate to your thighs and some women feel or hear clicking or grinding in…

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Welcome to Holland Poem: Raising A Child With Additional Needs

The Clinical Negligence team at Ison Harrison Solicitors work with families who are raising children with special needs and disabilities. Due to the nature of our work, their disabilities were often avoidable and caused by negligent care by medical professionals. We know that this can be extremely difficult to come to terms with and getting the…

Case Study: Extravasation Injury – ​Mr C v The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Case Study: Extravasation Injury – ​Mr C v The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Mr C attended Leeds General Infirmary on 5 August 2016 for a CT scan with contrast to determine the cause of haematuria (presence of blood in urine). As part of the procedure, a peripheral cannula needed to be inserted for the intravenous injection of dye and saline. Two nurses attended to him, but only one…

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Elderly People Suffering as a Consequence of Medical Negligence

Medical negligence involving elderly people can be very serious, even leading to death in some cases. Problems can occur when elderly people aren’t able to voice concerns about health issues.  They often feel unable or scared to speak out, or confused and upset about what is happening to them. Many have complex medical histories, and…

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Bosses Put More Strain on NHS Resources with “Impossible” New Directive

Cases of clinical negligence within the NHS could be on the increase as hospital bosses have admitted that a new patient check-up edict will be “impossible” to fulfil. A letter from regulators NHS England and NHS Improvement to hospital bosses, sent in early March, has been ridiculed for its insistence that every inpatient should be…

Screening

NHS Breast Cancer Screening Blunder – Have You Been Affected?

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said that up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final breast cancer screening due to a computer error.  450,000 women aged 68-71 failed to get invitations since 2009.  Of those 450,000 women, 309,000 are still alive. All of those…

Neurology

NHS Trust Recalls More Than 2,500 Neurology Patients Following Potential Misdiagnosis

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have recalled more than 2,500 neurology patients, including children, amid concerns they may have been mis-diagnosed by Dr Michael Watt.  The Ulster Independent Clinic has also confirmed Dr Watt operated a private practice there until June 2017. Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment…