News & Blogs - Davies & Partners

GP leaders warn that patient safety is being compromised

Friday, 16 September 2016 08:57

A survey carried out by the British Medical Association has revealed serious failures in a range of areas of primary care support in the NHS which has been contracted out to Capita.

Davies and Partners Succeed in “Never Event” Air Embolism Case

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:25

Davies and Partners has recently settled a medical negligence case, for a six figure sum, which concerned the death of Mr H, who died as a result of an air embolism whilst receiving treatment in a Bristol hospital. At the time of his death an air embolism was considered by the Department of Health as a “Never Event”.

Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury Case Study

Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:39

Our team has recently settled a claim relating to the negligent Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury. 

NHS apology over amputee toddler in toxic shock misdiagnosis

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:39

An article in the BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-37148533 highlights the devastating and life-changing affects missing the early signs of toxic shock can have.

NHS Issue A Stage 2 Alert On Nasogastric Tube Misplacement

Monday, 01 August 2016 12:24

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts to support the Providers and the need to give Patients consistently safe high quality and compassionate standards and bring together organisations such as NHS Trust Development Authority and Patient Safety. The issued alert highlights that there have been a number of patient safety incidents involving the misplacement of nasogastric tubes and orogastric tubes.

NHS Investigation into Boy’s Death from Sepsis

Monday, 25 July 2016 09:18

A second review has been published this week by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) into the death from sepsis of three year old Sam Morrish who lived in Devon. This can be found at http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/reports-and-consultations/reports/health/learning-from-mistakes

 

Effective Treatment of Blood Clots

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:35

Clots of blood can form anywhere in the body and can cause problems by blocking arteries, which could trigger a strokes or heart attacks. Most commonly, clots occur in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) and can travel through the arteries to the lung or heart (pulmonary embolism), which could prove fatal.

Catalogue of Hospital Errors Lead to Death of a Wife and Mother

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 16:08

Head of Davies and Partners’ specialist Clinical Negligence team Ewan Lockhart, has been acting for the family of a 54 year old woman from Middlesex, who died in 2013, following a catalogue of errors while she was being treated at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.  The claim has just been settled but the family are still seeking a public apology. 

NHS: Treat Sepsis Seriously

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 08:48

NICE (National Institute of Health & Care Excellence) has published new guidance urging hospitals to consider sepsis as a potential diagnosis early on, rather than a last resort.

Failure to Diagnose a Blood Clot on the Lung – case report

Monday, 11 July 2016 17:27

Katie Nairne, clinical negligence Associate at Davies and Partners Solicitors Bristol, has recently negotiated settlement of a complex claim relating to hospital failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lung).

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