Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

New funds to be made available to victims of Breast Surgeon, Ian Paterson

Thursday, 12 August 2021 09:50

A new fund (Compensation Fund No.2) is to be set up by Spire Healthcare Limited to allow former patients who were treated at their hospitals by Breast Surgeon, Ian Paterson, who have not previously received compensation, to submit claims for injury arising out of his negligent treatment.

An original fund of £37 million was created in 2017 which covered compensation claims for over seven hundred former patients of Ian Paterson who were treated at either Spire Healthcare or Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (now incorporated in to University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust). 

Bariatric Surgery Claims against North Bristol NHS Trust

Friday, 18 June 2021 12:36

A recent story featured in the Bristol Post newspaper has highlighted the distressing story of a mum-of-five who had complications following her weight loss surgery.

Sadly, this is not a one-off incident and Davies and Partners’ medical negligence specialist Sarah Hale is currently assisting a number of patients who have been injured as a consequence of the same surgical error.

Double Celebration for Suzanne Williams

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 11:17

Davies and Partners Solicitors’ Legal Director Suzanne Williams, has a double celebration, having received recognition in the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory 2021 and achieving reaccreditation on to The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.

Wales - Waiting list for NHS Treatment

Friday, 23 April 2021 14:14

Another disappointing report has emerged today that estimates half a million people in Wales are waiting for NHS treatment and it is unlikely that the backlog will be cleared within the next 5 years.

Hope that increased maternity funding will reduce medical negligence claims

Friday, 26 March 2021 11:04

Davies and Partners specialist medical negligence team welcome the news today that the Government is allocating the NHS an extra £95 million to improve maternity care in all areas of England.

This news follows a report by an independent midwifery expert, Donna Ockenden, into failings in maternity care at Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust which resulted in the avoidable death of numerous babies and mothers over a twenty-year period.

Concerns raised about ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ decisions during the Covid pandemic:

Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:55

There have been further reports in the media today highlighting concerns over the use of ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ (DNAR) decisions being made by medical providers during the pandemic.

Two of Davies and Partners’ Leading Medical Negligence Specialists Re-accepted into prestigious Headway’s Legal Directory

Thursday, 18 March 2021 12:43

Two of Davies and Partners’ specialist medical negligence and personal injury lawyers Tracy Edwards and Lorna Lymer have been successfully re-accepted for inclusion in a specialist legal directory for Headway, the brain injury association.

Devon out-of-hours GP service rated inadequate

Thursday, 18 March 2021 12:26

BBC News today reported that Devon’s out-of-hours GP service has been rated “inadequate” and has been put into special measures by the health watchdog.

Medical Negligence Specialist Rachel Bowen Achieves Reaccreditation to the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 11:42

Davies and Partners Solicitor’s medical negligence specialist, Rachel Bowen, has gained reaccreditation to the prestigious Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.

The Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters. The Law Society’s stringent rules require a formal application for reaccreditation every three years.

Legal Director Tracy Edwards, Achieves Reaccreditation onto Prestigious Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

Thursday, 20 August 2020 11:51

Davies and Partners Solicitor’s Legal Director Tracy Edwards is celebrating receiving reaccreditation onto the prestigious Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel for the fourth time.

Tracy, who heads up the medical negligence and personal injury teams in the firm’s Birmingham office, has a wealth of experience, representing people who have suffered in complex catastrophic medical negligence and personal injury claims.

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