Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

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).

How long do I have to claim compensation?

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:37

If you are looking to claim compensation for clinical or medical negligence you must start your claim within 3 years. This is called the limitation period. If you don’t start your claim within this period you will usually be prevented from bringing it by the court.

AvMA and the CQC Request Feedback

Monday, 27 June 2016 10:47

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has joined forces with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to encourage people to provide feedback on health and social care.

Davies and Partners In House Training Days

Friday, 24 June 2016 10:41

Davies and Partners’ clinical negligence team regularly holds in house training days. These are a valuable opportunity to catch up with colleagues spread across our four offices.

Emergency Ambulance Service Failures - Savable Patient Lives Lost

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:58

In the last 5 years, 35 patients are known to have died due to either ambulance delays or mistakes by 999 call handlers or ambulance crew.

Reduction in antibiotic prescriptions to stop harmful infections developing resistance

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:22

In a recent article in the BBC news, GPs were praised for ‘dramatic’ cut in antibiotic prescriptions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36372617

 

NHS has the busiest year in its history, will this cause a rise in medical negligence claims?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:57

The NHS has had the busiest year in its history so we consider if this will cause a rise in Medical Negligence Claims? Statics published by NHS England have highlighted that the NHS has had one of its busiest years in its history, seeing more patients than ever before.

Problems could arise from hospitals sending vulnerable patients home alone

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:25

A damning new report has found many hospital patients are being sent home “alone, afraid and unable to cope”. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman concluded that many patients are being sent home before they are clinically ready and others may be medically fit to be discharged but may not be practically ready to cope at home. While relatives and carers are not always being alerted when patients are discharged and some patients are being sent home with no care plan in place.

 

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