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£multi-million Compensation secured for teenager for hospital negligence during neo-natal period

Thursday, 21 April 2016 16:31

A 13 year old teenage girl who, for legal reasons has to remain anonymous, has won just under £8 million in compensation for a claim against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, for negligent treatment following her birth in 2003 which resulted in her having multiple injuries including left sided hemiplegia, short bowel syndrome and a hand injury.

Immunotherapy – a new hope?

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:55

Patients with aggressive head and neck cancers have today received welcome news of a breakthrough in the treatment of their condition.

 

Are the NHS refusing caesareans in order to save money?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:31

A Senior Coroner, Andrew Walker, has warned that the NHS may be risking lives after advising at an inquest, into the death of Kristian Jaworski, that there appeared to be financial reasons for the NHS favouring a vaginal delivery.

Eye Risks raised following concerns of ‘overstretched NHS’

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:11

Eye specialists have commented that hundreds of patients suffer irreversible sight loss every year in England due to overstretched and under-resourced services.

Claim settled relating to failure to diagnose and treat a lung condition

Monday, 18 April 2016 17:00

Katie Nairne, specialist clinical negligence Associate at Davies and Partners Bristol, has recently settled a claim relating to failure to diagnose and treat a lung condition. Click here to read the case report.

New Guidelines for Plastic Surgeons

Saturday, 16 April 2016 05:48

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to make sure they provide the best possible care for patients.

Diabetes in Pregnancy – diagnosed too late?

Friday, 08 April 2016 13:23

A University of Cambridge study has revealed that expectant mothers are being tested too late for diabetes in pregnancy (known as ‘gestational diabetes’).

Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) – the lawyer’s perspective:

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:07

Davies and Partners Solicitors' Medical Negligence team are regularly asked to investigate claims involving postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). These sometimes result in the death of the mother (maternal death) and are, on occasion, avoidable with the appropriate medical care.

‘Risky operations’ reduced by Cancer Scans

Friday, 01 April 2016 14:45

Head and neck cancer patients may be able to avoid invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that undergoing a positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.

Hospital Failed to Prevent Heart Attack

Friday, 01 April 2016 14:27

Medical negligence specialist Katie Nairne, Associate in Davies and Partners’ clinical negligence team has recently settled a claim relating to failure to prevent a heart attack. Case report – RS –v- North Bristol NHS Trust .

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