Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

Medical negligence specialist achieves law society reaccreditation

Monday, 29 February 2016 11:21

Davies and Partners' Medical Negligence specialist Rachel Bowen is celebrating receiving her reaccreditation onto the prestigious Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Scheme.

Women to be offered their own £3,000 'birth budgets'

Monday, 29 February 2016 10:43

Women are to be offered their own £3,000 'birth budgets' following an independent inquiry published last year into the failures that led to the deaths of babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, it has been agreed that the NHS in England is to offer pregnant women their own "personal budgets", so they can pick and choose the care they receive.

Legal Aid for Medical Negligence Claims

Friday, 19 February 2016 12:57

Davies and Partners’ specialist clinical negligence department has renewed its contract with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and is continuing to offer public funding to eligible clients.

NHS Mistakes - ‘Never Events’

Thursday, 18 February 2016 10:04

As reported today by the BBC, hospital errors referred to as “never events” are on the rise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35597244

 

 

Southmead Hospital in Bristol fined

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:51

Southmead Hospital Bristol fined for failing to attain targets for spinal surgery patients

Davies and Partners Solicitors' successful Vaccine Damage Payment Appeal

Monday, 01 February 2016 17:06

Davies and Partners Solicitors has successfully represented one of their clients in an appeal against the Secretary of State, who had refused to make a payment under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson charged with wounding patients

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:42

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare, has been charged with wounding patients

The Risk of Drug Trials

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51

It has been reported that a man who suffered brain damage after taking part in a drug trial in France has now died. 5 other men are still in a stable condition but doctors fear 3 may have suffered irreversible brain damage. 

The duty of candour - has it reduced medical mistakes in the NHS?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:00

In 2004 the Government introduced “the introduction of the duty of candour” designed to change the approach of the NHS and its clinicians meaning that there was a more honest and upfront approach when mistakes occurred.

Improving Inquests for deaths relating to medical treatment

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:51

AvMA (the charity which represents victims of medical accidents) have recently published a response to the Coroners & Justice Act 2009, Post Implementation Review 2015 Call for Evidence.

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