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Heart attack victim brings £250,000 damages claim against NHS

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The High Court is to rule on a damages claim against the NHS by a man who was discharged from A&E without seeing a doctor in 2006. He went on to suffer a heart attack and stroke four years later. The claimant says...

Fix the Negligence Before the Costs

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Melanie Reynolds, Clinical Negligence solicitor at Dutton Gregory agrees with the comments from APIL's President - Jonathan Wheeler (see below). Melanie says "There's a clear conflict of interest here as the Government is behind the NHS....

One of the Only Law Firms in Dorset with Legal Aid Contract

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Dutton Gregory’s clinical negligence department received confirmation this week that they have been successful in their bid for a new 2015 legal aid contract. Over the past 12 years our experienced medical negligence team has advised and...

I v SALISBURY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2012)

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The claimant, a 26-year-old woman, received £28,000 for injury arising from the death of one of her twins in utero as a result of clinical negligence in August 2008. She developed post-traumatic stress disorder which impacted on her domestic, work and...

DALTON v DR DAMYANOV (2015)

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A 65-year-old woman, received £10,000 for the negligent removal of her tooth without a pre-existing hole in her sinus having been checked, in January 2012. She suffered a year of severe headaches and bad taste and smell in her mouth before a foreign...

Health Professionals Told They Should Admit to Mistakes

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Patients are entitled to a face-to-face explanation & apology if something goes wrong from doctors, nurses and midwives. This is set out in the new joint guidance from the General Medical Council and the Nursing Midwifery Council. These regulations say...

Subdural Empyema

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CG v FRIMLEY PARK HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2014) Total Damages: £120,000 (£120,233.01 RPI) Trial/settlement date: 1/12/2014 Age at trial: 28 The Claimant, a 28-year-old man, received total...

Hospital Trust Failed to Control Legionella Spread

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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been prosecuted for endangering patients through failing to control legionella. The Trust was fined £50,000 with costs of £38,705.60 after a joint investigation by the Health and...

Patient sues NHS after double leg amputation

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Daily Telegraph, 5 June 2015: A health board is being sued after a patient woke up to find both his legs had been amputated. Mr Watson, 69, was admitted to hospital to receive treatment for a vascular problem. He alleged nothing had been done about his...

Ruptured Aneurysm

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EXP v Barker The claimant suffered an ruptured aneurysm in 2011, she brought a claim in personal injuries against a consultant who had viewed an MRI scan on the claimant in 1999. The claimant had been informed that the brain scan was clear. Following the...

Woman receives £15,000 for unnecessary excision of labial tissue

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EC v NHS COMMISSIONING BOARD (2014) The Claimant, a 45-year-old woman, received £15,000 for the unnecessary excision of incorrect labial tissue during a procedure to correct a posterior extension of the left labium minus which had resulted from a...

A landmark Clinical Negligence case has huge implications for UK

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Nadine Montgomery from Lanarkshire, Scotland, has won a landmark clinical negligence case which has huge implications for the UK. It was a long running case which had to go all the way to the Supreme Court on appeal. Mrs Montgomery argued...

Woman receives payout after being dispensed the wrong medicine

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YC v BOOTS UK LTD (2014) The claimant, a 59 year old woman, received £2,150 after she was given the wrong medication and suffered side effects for 10 days. She was given Prochlorperazine, an antiemetic and anti vertigo drug,...

Woman receives £7,500 for burn she suffered following mistaken use of acetic acid

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PW v ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (2014) Total Damages: £7,500 (£7,508.73 RPI) Trial/settlement date: 7/10/2014 Age at trial: 77 Type of Award: Out of Court Settlement Age at injury: 76 Sex: Female ...

HS v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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The judgment is available at: [2015] EWHC 1376 (QB) In 2006, the claimant, HS, was born at the defendant hospital. When HS was born she was suffering from a streptococcal infection. Negligent failure by the paediatricians with the neo-natal...

M v PORTSMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (2014)

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M v PORTSMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (2014) Total Damages: £40,000 (£40,234.38 RPI) Trial/settlement date: 22/7/2014 Age at trial: 38 PSLA: £30,000 (£30,175.78 RPI) Type of Award: Out...