Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

Problems with Premature Baby Care in Wales

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:09

Concerns have been raised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) that hospitals in Wales are failing babies born prematurely.

Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis in Children

Friday, 23 September 2016 09:26

The appendix is a mostly unnecessary part of the bowel. It serves no discernable purpose. It is, however, a major cause of illness, with over 35,000 patients being treated for appendicitis in the UK every year. Appendicitis is an important problem with its own complications should delay, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose it at all occur.

Global Pledge to Stamp Out Drug Resistant Infections

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:19

It has been reported today that 193 countries of the United Nations are set to sign a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug resistant infections, commonly known as superbugs.

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.

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