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  • Clinical Negligence - 27, February

    Rider of Neglect in relation to care provided by Ambulance Trust

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    Posted by Dr David Thomas

    On the 24th February 2017 the HM Senior Coroner for Berkshire concluded the inquest into the death of Lilly-May Page Bowden who died on the 15th May 2014. At the time of her death Lilly-May was 5 years old. She had just finished for the day at her school and was running across the school … Continue reading Rider of Neglect in relation to care provided by Ambulance Trust

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  • Clinical Negligence - 15, February
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    Court of Appeal reinforces Importance of Informed Patient Choice

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    The Court of Appeal has handed down its first judgment since the landmark case of Montgomery v. Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UK SC 11 reinforcing the importance placed on patient choice. The case of Sebastian Webster (a Child and Protected Party by his Mother and Litigation Friend, Heather Butler) v. Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust … Continue reading Court of Appeal reinforces Importance of Informed Patient Choice

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  • Clinical Negligence - 2, February
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    Claimant brings successful wrongful birth claim against NHS Trust

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    Claimant brings successful wrongful birth claim after practitioners fail to appreciate that the fetus was at risk of suffering from microcephaly. The claimant brought a clinical negligence claim against the defendant NHS trust alleging that they had been negligent for failing to recognise features on ultrasound scans which suggested that there was a risk of … Continue reading Claimant brings successful wrongful birth claim against NHS Trust

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  • Clinical Negligence - 22, December
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    Significant settlement reached with NHS Trust

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    Posted by Dr David Thomas

    Dr David Thomas has settled a clinical negligence claim for a seven figure sum in the case of B v Y NHS Trust. The case involved the failure of the Defendant to properly investigate the development of visual loss in a young woman on the combined oral contraceptive pill, a predisposition to clotting and a congenital abnormality of … Continue reading Significant settlement reached with NHS Trust

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  • Clinical Negligence - 31, August

    Getting a Second Bite of the Clinical Negligence Cherry

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    Mr Justice Edis allowed the claimant in Wright -v- Barts Health NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 1834 (QB) to pursue his claim against the defendant in relation to the hospital treatment he received despite having already settled the claim with the party responsible for the initial injury. Mr Wright was working as a sub-contractor for a roofing company … Continue reading Getting a Second Bite of the Clinical Negligence Cherry

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  • Clinical Negligence - 31, August

    Hot-tubbing: still an expensive investment but not without its benefits

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    A hot-tub: a large tub filled with hot aerated water used for recreation or physical therapy (Oxford English Dictionary). Or, as many of us practicing in clinical negligence and personal injury are aware, it describes the process of experts giving evidence concurrently by way of a discussion chaired by the judge. The aim is to … Continue reading Hot-tubbing: still an expensive investment but not without its benefits

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