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Category: Clinical Negligence

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​Clinical Negligence Case Study: Baby E’s Story

As 2007 drew to a close, Mr and Mrs S were celebrating the birth of their beautiful baby daughter who was perfect in every way. Tragically, this dream was shattered when, having developed mild jaundice which the Doctors failed to treat promptly, the levels of bilirubin in Baby E’s blood stream built up to such…

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Ison Harrison Secures Settlement of Over £6.7m In Leeds Clinical Negligence Case

In 2014, Personal Injury Partner, Iain Oliver from Ison Harrison, secured a financial settlement of £3,450,000 for his client, plus additional future payments for nursing care which amount to approximately £3,250,000. Iain has 22 years experience with high value injury claims enabling him to successfully represent hundreds of accident victims, his diligence proving to be of…

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Over 1,300 babies left dead or maimed after NHS errors

Today it has been publicised that over £1bn was paid last year by the NHS in compensation to families of babies who died or were left with serious brain injuries due to negligence during childbirth. Over the last decade this sum has been increased by over £488 million. Figures that were obtained by the Times…

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Seven year old girl awarded £10m in damages from King’s College Hospital Trust

Eva Totham, was starved of oxygen at birth in 2007 and now suffers from severe cerebral palsy. The compensation pay-out of £10.1m was awarded to cover Eva’s past and future care, as she is now entirely dependent on others for all aspects of day-to-day living. This was also to cover her loss of earnings as it…

How to make a claim for medical negligence

How to make a claim for medical negligence

Time limits It is important that that you speak to a solicitor as soon as possible as there are time limits which apply to pursuing a claim.  Court Proceedings need to be issued within 3 years of the negligence or within 3 years of the date that you become aware of the negligence.  In cases…

Duty of Candour

Duty of Candour

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced radical changes in how the NHS will deal with medical accidents in England. Under a ‘duty of candour’ proposal healthcare providers must openly disclose when moderate or severe harm occurs as a result of a medical accident, provide an apology along with all relevant information such as medical records…

Medical Negligence in UK and Spain

Medical Negligence in UK and Spain

Despite the UK population 34% higher recent reports clearly indicate the disparity in the number of fatal medical errors. In 2012 the number of UK patients said to have died because of negligence was over 3000, whilst Spanish figures stood at just below 800. This means that a UK patient is nearly 3 times more…

Medical Negligence in Leeds and Wakefield

Medical Negligence in Leeds and Wakefield

Settlements for medical negligence cases in Leeds and Wakefield have cost nearly £45m. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act have shown the extent of damages awarded for clinical negligence between 2010 to 2013. The hospitals treat 1.5m patients annually and are keen to stress the point. However there have been a number of…

Standards of Care in GP Practices

Standards of Care in GP Practices

Findings highlight the poor standard of care thousands of patients are forced to endure. The report looked at over 1000 practices, around 12% of UK surgeries, and found failings at 300 of these. In the most serious cases vaccines where found out of date, patients brought their own seats for extensive waiting room times along…

Home Circumcisions present a significant risk

Home Circumcisions present a significant risk

The secretary of the British Association of Paediatric Urologists has expressed concern that people with limited experience are carrying out home circumcisions. Felim Murphy stated “unfortunately children have died in the last number of years in Britain and Ireland from circumcision-related complications.” Although healthcare workers have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission before…