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Why has it taken so long to detect sepsis?

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Christian Beadell has concerns ambulance services are not detecting sepsis. Christian’s comments are in response to the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) announcing software limitations mean some sepsis cas…

Forceps negligently used during woman’s first labour

A 25-year-old woman has received £7,000 after forceps were negligently used and she underwent an unnecessary surgical procedure during labour. The woman, who is from Warwickshire, was admitted to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton to be induced with h…

Sepsis: a guide for parents

Children are susceptible to developing sepsis and because of that it is important for parents to know the signs and symptoms to be aware of. This blog will explore why children, along with adults over 65 and those with poor immune systems, are most a…

55-year-old woman receives £9,000 settlement after two hospitals failed to appropriately treat a left hand ring fracture

A 55-year-old woman has received £9,000 from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation, after negligent treatment relating to a failure to diagnose and treat a left hand ring fracture. Despite numerous x-rays and pro…

Are patient waiting times a result of NHS staff working against the odds?

Senior Litigation Executive, Tim Moulton believes patient waiting times are more important than ‘deflecting the issue with headline grabbing soundbites.’ For the first time, the average waiting time for a doctor’s appointment is over two weeks. Subse…

89-year-old woman dies one year after falling out of nursing home bed

A woman with a phobia of falling out of bed died after her carers failed to put her bed rail up and she was found on the floor during the night. Vera Predeth, aged 89, was referred to Sundridge Developments, trading as Edenvale Nursing Home, Hampshir…

19-year-old woman receives £85,000 after six year medical negligence case ends

A 19 year old woman has received £85,000 after a six-year medical negligence claim against a major NHS Foundation Trust finally came to an end in December 2018. Kaomi Layton’s case against the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust ce…

Is there a postcode lottery of care for Dementia patients?

Back in August 2016, the Department of Health said there is a ‘post code lottery of care for Dementia patients.’ This is a result of government data highlighting Dementia patients are being let down by local services across the country. Consequently,…

24-year-old mother receives £30,000 settlement after Hospital admits to negligible laparotomy surgery

A 24-year-old mother has received a £30,000 settlement after a laparotomy resulted in a lifetime risk of an incisional hernia and bowel obstruction. On 18th April 2017, Lauren Smith from Leicestershire was expected to undergo a routine laparoscopy at…

Surgery carried out on wrong part of breast

A 51 year old woman has been awarded £8,000 due to a medical procedure being carried out on the wrong part of her breast. The claimant attended Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was advised that she had grade two breast cancer in the left breast. On March…

66-year-old woman receives £15,000 from Cambridge Hospital following negligent treatment to her right ankle

A woman has received £15,000 from a Cambridge Hospital following negligent treatment to her right ankle after a fall. After falling and damaging her right ankle in June 2014, the 66 year-old Claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, has accepted the…

Woman compensated after distressing incident with paramedic

A 52-year-old woman has received £2,000 in compensation after experiencing a distressing encounter with a paramedic. This resulted in the paramedic being struck off the register. Alison Booth from Lancashire, received compensation after Patient Claim…

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