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Laser hair removal treatment severely burns client

A claimant has won £5,000 in compensation after sustaining burns to her arms and legs after receiving hair removal laser treatment. The woman had gone to a beauty salon to…

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New Financial Package for Victims of Blood Transfusion Scandal

The Scottish Government has pledged £20 million in funding for the victims of the NHS blood transfusion scandal. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, an estimated 30,000 people in the UK…

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20% of England’s radiotherapy machines past scrappage date

An investigation carried out under the Freedom of Information act, has revealed that one in five of the radiotherapy machines being used in hospitals throughout England, are past their scrappage…

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North Bristol NHS trust fined £1.2m for failing to achieve surgery targets

North Bristol NHS Trust’s Bristol Southmead Hospital has been fined £1.2 million for consistently failing to achieve NHS targets to carry out specialist spinal surgery. The NHS requires that patients requiring…

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Mental health patients travelling 50 miles for medical care

Since it was closed in September of last year, patients of Bootham Park adult mental health unit in York have been travelling 50 miles to Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough to…

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Disability support worker guilty of assaulting autistic woman

Support worker Rachel Portsmouth has been found guilty of placing her hands around the neck of 20-year-old Chante Johnson and of hitting her with a slipper. Chante who has special…

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Concerns over lung disease diagnosis

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked a senior NHS expert to look into concerns raised following the diagnosis of lung disease in ex-mineworkers. The concerns were raised when the Union…

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“Inadequate” NHS trust services

Services at Wye Valley NHS Trust Hereford Hospital have been found to be “inadequate” upon inspection by the Trust Development Authority in October 2014.  The inspection resulted in the hospital…

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Number of district nurses fallen by 40%

For over 150 years, district nurses have been supporting people in their own homes, keeping them out of hospital.  Official figures are showing, however, that the number of district nurses…

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Medical negligence victim wins £2m after losing eyesight

A man from Saughall Massie has been awarded £2million in compensation after hospital staff failed to save the sight in his one working eye. 39-year-old Colin Fortune lost the sight…

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£225K medical negligence compensation over misdiagnosis

A lorry driver has been awarded £225K in compensation after GPs on two separate occasions failed to identify Cauda Equina Syndrome. 54-year-old Martyn Wall injured his back five years ago…

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Hospital trust fined over patient deaths

An NHS trust has been fined after it was discovered that basic errors caused the deaths of four patients. The trust that previously ran Stafford Hospital, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation…

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90-year-old left on hospital trolley for 11 hours

Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham has issued an apology to 90 year-old Margaret Slater after leaving her to lie on a trolley in the Accident and Emergency department on 11…

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Maternity staff errors cause baby death

A hospital trust has admitted to errors that resulted in the death of a newborn baby earlier this year. The baby girl died only two days after being born, with…

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Care home closed over “serious” care and hygiene failings

Following an investigation carried out by Care Quality Commission, which uncovered unacceptable practices and abuse of patients, Clitheroe’s Calderstones Hospital, the UK’s only specialist hospital for patients with learning disabilities,…

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Hospital criticised over cancer diagnosis delay

A hospital in Redhill has been criticised over delays in the diagnosis of a patient’s breast cancer following a government watchdog investigation. The patient, who remains anonymous, was referred to…

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Psychiatric hospital closed for putting patients at ‘serious risk’

Despite a recent £2million investment in a psychiatric hospital in York, the hospital has been closed because patients were found to be at ‘serious risk’. The Vale of York Clinical…

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Care home patients ‘at risk’ of malnutrition and dehydration

A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report highlighted some worrying findings after a recent inspection of a Warrington care home found that residents were “at risk of dehydration and malnutrition”.…

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Mother calls for improved rugby safety following son’s brain damage

Passionate rugby player David Griffiths was only 16-years-old when he suffered permanent brain damage during a rugby match. The incident left him with severe memory, behavioural and concentration issues, to…

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Inspection reveals emergency patients are ‘at risk’ in A&E department

According to the information gathered by a health watchdog during an inspection in March, emergency patients at a Worcestershire hospital are ‘at risk’. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection made…

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Grieving husband wins six-figure payout

A man has been awarded a six-figure payout after his wife died from a blocked artery following a routine operation. 58-year-old Nicola Tweedy, from Pulham Market, was admitted to Norfolk…

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Birth Injury Claims & Compensation in Bristol & Avon

As a parent, the expectation of a new arrival baby should always be one of lives most joyous occasions. Unfortunately accidents can happen, and whilst rare, the affects can be…

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Inadequate end of life support

Researchers at the London School of Economics have stated that more than 100,000 people a year who require end of life care are just not getting it. Their recently published report…

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Migrant sues government over medication triggering psychosis

A Nigerian migrant is suing the government over the claim that her psychosis was triggered by medication given to her at an immigration removal centre. The 36-year-old, known as GB,…

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Former partner suing NHS trust for £1million

The former partner of a woman who fell into a coma after giving birth to a son, who later died, is suing the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust for £1million.…

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NHS apology over ‘unacceptable’ wait

A woman who was forced to wait for a year to have an operation for her severely painful womb condition has been sent an apology from the NHS. Dawn O’Toole…

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Mental health outsourcing raises concerns

Campaigners argue that a health trust’s new plan to outsource mental health care by putting patients on Skype to workers in “lower wage countries” is unacceptable. The idea was proposed…

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Brain tumour surgery finally goes ahead after being cancelled three times

A woman has finally had her brain tumour removed after her operation was cancelled and rescheduled three times. 24-year-old Emily Bennet, from Fernhill Heath near Worcester, was originally meant to…

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Family seek answers following spleen rupture death

The family of a man who died of an undiagnosed ruptured spleen has described the fact that nobody has been held accountable for their son’s death as “shameful”. John Moore-Robinson,…

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Psychiatric hospital “unsuitable and unsafe”

A psychiatric hospital in York is to be closed after inspectors described it as “unsuitable and unsafe for patients”.  The Archbishop of York originally built the hospital in 1777 as…

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How We Can Help With Medical Negligence Claims on a Local Level This Year

It’s a fact of life that most of us, at some point, will need the care and attention of medical professionals. In most cases, we will be offered the best care…

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Hospital review following teenager’s death

A review has been opened into the care received by a teenager at Redhill’s East Surrey Hospital after she died in August. 19-year-old Georgina Weaver was admitted to the hospital…

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Hospital apologises following patient death

An East Sussex hospital has apologised to the family of a breast cancer patient who died following an operation in 2012. 35-year-old Nicole Haynes was undergoing a routine procedure at…

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Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors Bristol

If you are looking for clinical negligence solicitors serving Bristol then make sure that you call us on our telephone number. We have a network of the very best medical…

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Hospital screenings leading to both misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis

With screenings playing an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous illnesses, such as cancer, the NHS has recently been criticised for not using the equipment adequately. The Science…

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£37.8 million paid out to patients by health trust

After a family recently received compensation for the brain damage of their son following a hospital error, figures have revealed that the health trust has paid out over £37.8 million…

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Care failings responsible for teenage death

A special care unit for people with learning disabilities is ‘unlikely to reopen’ after a teenage boy died in the bath last year. 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk was found unconscious in…

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Emergency patients face long queues

According to new research, patients have to wait in ambulance queues outside of A&E for hours before being seen by a doctor. Last year more than 300,000 ambulances were forced…

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Care home patients ‘at risk’

A recent inspection at a West Haddon care home has made some worrying findings concerning health and safety precautions. Foxhill Manor Nursing Home currently provides long-term Nursing Care to 34 patients,…

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Out-of-hours concerns highlighted by report

A confidential report into the out-of-hours services in the Southern Health Trust has highlighted numerous concerns regarding the way that it operates. One GP described going to work as “walking into…

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Organ damage mistaken for bug by doctors

A father-of-six nearly died after doctors repeatedly misdiagnosed his bowel damage for a stomach bug. Stuart Pashley, from Clay Cross, Derbyshire, was denied treatment by NHS staff on multiple occasions,…

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Brain injury patients face devastating cuts

Those who suffer with a brain injury are to face savage cuts to rehabilitation services, resulting in thousands of patients being denied help. This finding comes as a result of an…

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Twenty-year fight for medical negligence compensation

The family of a girl who was left severely brain damaged after an operation has finally been awarded compensation following a twenty-year battle. Nathalie Sugden was left with serious brain…

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Bristol NHS ‘disgusting’

The family of a young boy who died shortly after heart surgery in Bristol Children’s Hospital have referred to NHS issues as “disgusting”. Luke Jenkins (7) was submitted to Bristol Children’s…

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NHS trust paid out £24.4m in last year alone

Oxfordshire hospital trust has paid out more than any other hospital authority due to ‘mistakes and blunders’ in 2013.  Figures have revealed that the trust has seen a surge in…

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Did staff shortages cause patient to fall?

After an 84-year-old man died after falling and breaking his hip at the Ramsey Unit in the grounds of Furness General Hospital last year, a coroner has ruled that the…

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NHS hospital trust threatened with urgent action or leadership change

After Medway NHS Trust was placed under special measures following the Keogh report earlier in the year, the lack of improvement has resulted in the trust being threatened with urgent…

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Elderly patient died after ambulance crew lost keys

An NHS report has revealed that last month an 87-year-old man died after an East Midlands Ambulance Service crew lost the keys to their vehicle. The elderly man had suffered a…

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Negligent doctors and nurses could face jail

The government has proposed new legislation that will see willful negligence being treated as a criminal offence under NHS changes that are to be revealed next week. This decision has…

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Hospital delays responsible for man’s death

A coroner has described 63-year-old Mike Martin’s case as “unacceptable” after he had to wait 13 hours in hospital before being taken into surgery, and sadly died during the wait. Mr…

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Health visitor struck off after failing to recognise baby’s broken arm

A health visitor working for Cambridgeshire Community Services has been struck off after failing to recognise that a baby in her care had a broken arm. Despite the mother of the…

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Stafford nurse struck off following patient’s death

After Gillian Astbury (66) died at Stafford Hospital in 2007 after not receiving insulin, the nurse who failed to identify her diabetes has now been struck off. July saw the two…

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Retired Nurses Investigate Why Patient Care Standards Are Slipping

With fears on the rise about the standard of basic nursing care in our NHS, a recent BBC clip followed two retired nurses, Trudy O’Connor and Deborah Harrison, to investigate…

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Hospital cleanliness causes concern

With the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bug causing major concern within the NHS, a woman has died after frequently complaining about a lack of hand washing in her ward. Ann Gregory…

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Centre's Measles anti-vaccination claims ‘not supported by objective scientific evidence’

The Cheshire-based Children’s Immunisation Centre – who had been selling separate mumps, measles and rubella vaccines – has received numerous complaints after claiming online that a link was present between…

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Hospital fire shuts minor injury ward in South Bristol

A small fire in the newly opened South Bristol Community Hospital has meant that patients requiring urgent medical advice are being forced to go to their GP, a walk-in centre,…

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Bed blocking causes pressure increase in hospitals

It has recently been noted, by the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, that ‘bed blocking’ is becoming an increasing issue across the trusts’ three hospitals – resulting in additional pressure on…

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Never events in Plymouth hospitals

Plymouth NHS Trust has recently published a statement in which it reports five never events have taken place in its hospitals since November 2012. According to the Department of Health,…

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