Vaccines stored at incorrect temperatures

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Vaccines storage

Simon Helliwell, a senior Chartered Legal Executive within our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team, has recently been instructed in 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 to 18 months.

Parents of very young children involved have received letters informing them of the fact, and advising that their children can be re-immunised. This has led to concerns that their children may in fact not be protected against the disease for which they had been inoculated- as well as the fact that their children will have to go through the distress of yet further injections.

Simon, whom has over 17 years’ experience in personal injury work, stated that ‘Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have come across this particular problem. I am already dealing with a number of identical cases involving a GP surgery in South Yorkshire. This has to be a most worrying time for parents of very young children.’

Clinical Negligence matters are, thankfully, comparatively rare but here at Ison Harrison, we are recognised on a national basis in working with many clients to make a difference in what can be a distressing and challenging time.

If you have been affected by this or any other personal injury matter and require advice, please do not hesitate to contact Simon Helliwell and his team on 0113 284 5000.

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