Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

MO –v- Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – case report

Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:35

Katie Nairne, specialist clinical negligence associate at Davies and Partners Bristol, has recently settled a claim relating to negligent maxillofacial surgery.

 

Cerebral Palsy Plus activity day

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:07

Davies and Partner's specialist medical negligence team sponsored a family activity day for members of Cerebral Palsy Plus at Mendip Sports Centre near Churchill in North Somerset in August 2015.

Newborn Care Review in England

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:04

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced a review of the care provided to newborn babies with deteriorating health in hospitals and the community: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/review-looks-care-new-born-babies-deteriorating-health

 

GPs punished for prescribing antibiotics?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:27

In today’s news, the health regulator NICE has announced that GPs must scale back prescriptions for antibiotics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33961241

Death during Caesarean

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:24

A recent article in the BBC news Tunbridge Wells Doctor in Court over Caesarean Death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33931444 on the death of Frances Cappuccini, a 30 year old Primary School Teacher who had a cardiac arrest after haemorrhaging and died within hours of the birth of her second son, following an emergency c-section at Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells in October 2012.

Can doctors say sorry when things go wrong?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:41

Back in August 2014, I posted a blog about the General Medical Council encouraging doctors to apologise when things go wrong. So why is it so difficult for doctors to say those two little words, “I’m sorry”, when mistakes are made?

Cancer survival ‘lagging behind in England’

Monday, 10 August 2015 14:37

A recent article in the BBC news Cancer survival ‘lagging in England’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33772892  considered the study published in the British Journal of Cancer, highlights the fact that the study suggests that despite some steady improvement they found that England’s five-year survival for figures for colon, breast, lung, ovarian, rectal and stomach cancers all remained lower than Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Death Caused by Insulin-Free Syringe

Friday, 10 July 2015 16:25

Mr Neil Judge aged 58 from Barnsley, South Yorkshire suffered organ failure and subsequently died when he was injected with saline rather than insulin. It was found by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that Mr Judge’s multi-organ failure was caused by the fact that his body had been deprived of insulin for more than 13 hours.

 

New Justice Minister's proposals for reform

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:20

Michael Gove made his first speech as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice last month. In his statement he made references to the fact that the justice system is failing society’s poorest and that the best legal provision was the preserve of the wealthy.

Young patients facing 'significant' delay in bowel cancer diagnosis

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:45

One in five young people with bowel cancer waited for more than a year to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, a major new study suggests.

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