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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…

Latest TB outbreak is a threat and must not be ignored

After more than 1,400 people from Carmarthenshire were tested for tuberculosis earlier this year, Patient Claim Line Litigation Executive, Daniel Crowder believes the recent outbreak should not be ignored. The latest outbreak has already killed one w…

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…

Implications of Darnley vs Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Written by By Medical Negligence Serious Injury Solicitor, Parbeen Alamgir. The principles relating to negligence are simple – all clinical staff such as doctors, nurses and therapists owe a duty of care to any patient or visitor who attends for medi…

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…

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