Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

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 .

Claims Relating to Septic Arthritis

Thursday, 31 March 2016 13:30

Our specialist medical negligence team at Davies and Partners has successfully settled cases relating to delayed diagnosis and management of septic arthritis.

The Birth Care Postcode Lottery

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 16:29

A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) confirms what many have suspected: that care provided to pregnant women varies according to where they live https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/news/rcog-press-release-report-highlights-variation-in-maternity-care-across-england/

 

Death after waiting for Surgery was avoidable

Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:34

An article in the BBC news Man’s surgery wait death ‘avoidable’, says ombudsman http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-35805492 



Ranking NHS Trusts on learning from their mistakes – will we see improvements?

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:26

NHS Trust’s are now to be ranked by their ability to learn from their mistakes as part of a change to improve patient safety.

Waiting Times In A&E Keep Increasing

Friday, 11 March 2016 09:55

A&E waiting times have reached a record high last month with figures released by NHS England showing that only 88.7% of patients were being dealt with within 4 hours.

Birmingham Hospital Heart Surgery Concerns

Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:43

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently raised the alarm over higher than average death rates at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for patients during and after heart surgery:

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/03/queen-elizabeth-hospital-birmingham-cqc-heart-surgery-high-death-rate

 

 

Hip Replacements on the Increase

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:09

Latest statistics indicate that hip replacements for patients under 60 are on the rise, having increased by more than a third in the last ten years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35699161

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