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Julie O’Connor’s death must not prevent women taking smear tests

Patient Claim Line's Kate Lozynska says upskilling NHS pathologists can prevent future cervical cancer mistakes. Kate’s comments are in response to an inquest’s hearing into the death of Julie O’Connor. The 49-year-old nurse, from Thornbury, died fro…

Woman receives £14,500 in compensation following Kent hospital’s failure to remove a Groshong Catheter

A woman received compensation following failures by Kent and Canterbury Hospital when removing a Groshong Catheter. The hospital failed to fully remove a catheter from Camelia Jane Smith, left the cuff component in situ and performed no checks to ens…

33-year-old awarded £24,500 after hospital’s DVT diagnosis failure

A construction owner who suffered unnecessarily for months as a result of NHS Trust failings, has received £24,500 after two NHS Trusts admitted liability. The 33-year old Claimant received his monies after Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Roy…

£15,000 settlement for Pensioner after case argues ‘dangerous’ use of blood pressure machine

A 75-year-old male believes NHS blood pressure machines are ‘dangerous’ and condemns their use. The bold words are in response to a suspected heart attack days after Henry used the machine. As a result, Henry can no longer participate in his favourit…

Childbirth should be an exciting experience, not a punishment

Childbirth should be an exciting experience for all concerned, not a punishment says Katy Link. Katy, who has successfully represented more than 20 women in medical negligence cases, is responding to allegations that ‘some women are being denied pain…

£50,000 settlement after delayed treatment results in right eye vision loss

Mr Craig Rosendale, now aged 36, has received compensation from the NHS for the failure to promptly arrange treatment for a central retinal vein occlusion. This consequently left Mr Rosendale without sight in one eye. Craig was represented in the com…

Dental failure lands claimant £7,000 after simple re-root filling procedure

A 44 year old man has been awarded £7,000 after errors were made when his dentist failed to properly re-root fill the tooth. Terence Coles, of Leicester, attended his dentist, Dr Himesh Amin, of Knighton Dental Practice, Clarendon Park, Leicester in…

Trainee Solicitor believes Blackpool hospital murder inquiry reopens fresh medical negligence concerns

A Blackpool-based pensioner’s stroke-murder inquiry “could have been avoided” and “could be down to a lack of care”, claims trainee solicitor, Kim Jackson. Kim believes the recent probe into Valerie Kneale’s death is another damning indictment into e…

31-year-old woman receives £50,000 after surgical mistake

A 31-year-old woman suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after a medical mistake was made during surgery. Stephanie Magson of Bradford, West Yorkshire, underwent surgery for a persistent left tube ovarian abscess in September 2015. During the surg…

Grandmother died in agony after terminal bladder cancer dismissed as constipation

An investigation by Patient Claim Line finds Barts Health NHS Trust negligent by failing to investigate victim’s symptoms in a timely manner. A much-loved mother and grandmother suffered 12 months of unnecessary agony, despite repeat visits to her GP…

Up to 250 patient deaths in London cardiac unit under investigation

It has recently been announced that the deaths of up to 250 patients at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London are being investigated. Concerns regarding patients treated in the cardiac unit between April 2013 and September 2018, resulted in complex…

‘Disturbing’ Asthma death rate must be addressed

Responding to reports asthma deaths are at an all-time high, Senior Solicitor, Richard Allbeson asks why better care has not been actioned? According to the ONS, more than 1,400 people died from an asthma attack last year. An alarming 8% increase on…

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