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94-year-old man compensated for Pharmacy’s repeat prescription error

A 94-year-old man has been awarded £4,100 after being prescribed double his usual dose of medication that led to six months of pain and suffering. Bernard Miller, 94 from Nottingham, was already on a repeat prescription of 50mg Flecainide to treat pa…

Man suffers years of pain and discomfort after medical equipment was left in place during an operation

A 40 year old man has received £15,000 from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust after medical equipment was left in place during an operation. The man, who is a full time carer for his daughter, initially underwent a procedure at West Suffolk Hospital…

Decision to deny use of Infliximab cost career in teaching and triggered years of abdominal and bowel suffering

A 42-year-old man has settled his claim for more than a million pounds compensation after he was told it is unlikely he will ever work again. The claimant, who has chosen not to be named, has received the settlement after experiencing over ten years…

74-year-old woman left with a permanent colostomy receives £185,000 after avoidable surgery

The claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard the verdict after the surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon who performed the extensive surgery admitted liability and causation in December 2018. In 2015, the Claimant (C) went to her GP complaining of skin ta…

Nurse awarded £165,000 after inadequate surgical treatment resulted in dangerous blood clot

A 60-year-old Nurse has received a £165,000 settlement after a major UK Hospital failed to provide sufficient treatment following a surgical procedure which resulted in bilateral pulmonary emboli. It was ruled that the defendant, University Hospitals…

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…

NHS funding pledge: Too little, too late?

Written by Assistant Litigation Executive, Nina Taylor A&E waiting times have risen by a third since last July, new figures published on last Thursday show. This is a disturbing trend that highlights the blurring between the winter crises and ‘qu…

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…

NHS Report calls for a ‘just and learning culture’

An NHS report has been published which aims to promote ‘a just and learning culture’ in an organisation where people take ‘responsibility for actions’. The report, ‘Being Fair’, sets out the argument for organisations within the NHS to adopt a much m…

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…

Is asking Alexa for advice good for the future of healthcare?

Amazon’s Alexa can now provide expert health advice. That is According to new information by the government. From this week, Alexa will search the NHS Choices website for health advice. In response to the news, Medical Negligence Supervisor, Jorel Sa…

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…

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