Category: Clinical Negligence


Spire Leeds Internal Investigation into Shoulder Surgeries

We have recently taken enquiries from a number of patients who have received shoulder surgery at the Spire Leeds Hospital. We understand that, following an internal review, Spire Leeds has identified some areas of concern with the treatment provided at the hospital.  They have contacted affected patients to discuss the findings of their internal investigation….

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Successful Case Study For Clinical Negligence

Below details the case of Clinical Negligence claim on the behalf of Mr Ek: Widower and Executor of the Estate of the deceased Mrs Ab, at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mrs AB was a kind, caring person. She was well-mannered and polite, and she would do anything…


Health Foundation Data Reveals UK Lags Behind For Cancer Care

According to a review made by the Health Foundation based on OECD data, government records held between 1995 and 2015 state that despite strategies setting ambitious goals, the NHS is lagging behind. England has failed to close the gap on the best performing nations when it comes to cancer care. The Health Foundation analysed UK…

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Reasonable Adjustments An Employer Should Make For Erb’s Palsy Sufferers

Living with Erb’s Palsy requires a number of adjustments to be made both at home and at work. The key to this is information and understanding. At home there is likely to be a support network and specialist help at hand, but at work it is often the case that a lack of knowledge and…

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Making a Medical Negligence Claim for Erb’s Palsy

Sadly, despite the excellent standards of today’s medical professionals, many of the cases of Erb’s Palsy that still occur could be prevented. At Ison Harrison we understand that it can be extremely difficult to learn that your child has suffered an injury and to deal with the emotional and financial strain of raising a child…

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What Nerves Are Affected In Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s Palsy is a condition which occurs during birth trauma. Also known as Brachial Plexus Paralysis, the condition can affect 1 or the entire 5 primary nerves that supply feeling and movement to an arm. This affects mobility and functions of an arm, impacting daily life. Erb’s palsy is a partial to complete paralysis of…

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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

The loss of a baby can be one of the most harrowing times a person, couple or family has to deal with. Whether the baby is lost during pregnancy or in the early weeks or months of life, it can be a life-changing event, where blossoming attachments and connections already made are severed before you…

Vaccines Stored at Wrong Temperature – Again

Simon Helliwell, a senior Chartered Legal Executive within our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team, had been instructed last year in relation to a number of cases involving a Leeds GP surgery which, following a routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission, was found to have stored vaccines at an incorrect temperature – for up…

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NHS Care in Maternity Units Not Meeting Standards

Maternity units forced to close across the UK In 2017, 11 NHS trust disclosed they had been forced to close maternity units more than 10 times during the year, due to shortage of staff. Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by Labour identified 300 occasions where maternity units were closed and mothers were sent elsewhere, due…

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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…