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Review of Pathologists Work Raises Concern over Diagnoses Given to Patients

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A number of inquests have been delayed after the Senior Coroner for the Manchester North Jurisdiction, Joanne Kearsley, arranged for a review of the reports of Pathologist Dr Khalid Ahmed following post-mortem examinations. Concerns were raised about...

Happy Birthday NHS

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On the day of the NHS’ 70th Birthday we must look back and take inspiration from the compassion and determination of Aneurin Bevan, the man considered to be its creator. A healthcare system free at the point of delivery,...

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) - What Are the Symptoms?

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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare condition which is caused by extreme pressure and swelling of the nerves at the base of the spine. The nerves become compressed and the condition can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. Someone...

Patient Safety in Crisis at NHS Hospitals

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With NHS hospitals strapped for cash, dangerously short staffed and lack of available beds, patients are dying in hospital corridors this winter. Doctors have told the Prime Minister, Teresa May, that more than 120...

Coroners to Examine Suspect Stillbirths

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Jeremy Hunt has announced plans for a change in the law so that coroners can look into stillbirths. The Health Secretary said "all unexplained cases of serious harm or death would now be independently investigated". Currently, Coroners can...

Spotlight on Royal Oldham Hospital

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Royal Oldham Hospital is under the spotlight again as a coroner has criticised staff at the hospital for failings in the care of a premature baby who died of sepsis in February 2016. This is not the first time the hospital has come under scrutiny due to its...

Panorama Shines the Spotlight on the UK's Sepsis Crisis

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Investigative Reporter Alistair Jackson’s investigation into the death of his mother on Monday night’s Panorama provided a disturbing insight into the epidemic of sepsis in the UK and, even more disturbingly, the NHS’ reaction to it. ...

Cauda Equina Syndrome Missed by Tameside Hospital

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When a client turned to us following delays and misdiagnosis at we secured a £150,000 settlement after her symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome were missed. Our client was an active and independent lady in her mid 50s and had previously been diagnosed...

Prescription Errors can have serious side effects

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Do you check your medication when you collect it from the chemist, or simply rely on the Pharmacist? Prescription mistakes are just one type of work our solicitors undertake and have led to serious side effects for some of our clients when they’ve been...

BBC Hospital Drama Highlights Danger of Gentamicin

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A recent episode of Holby City featured a grave digger who was the victim of Gentamicin, which can be a common source of toxicity and cause life changing problems for some clients coming to see us. In this episode a grave digger actually fell into the grave...

MRI Scan Leads to Scarring

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A patient who complained that her MRI scan was uncomfortable and burning her arm was ignored and subsequently left with a permanent scar, has recently received £3,500 in compensation when Pearson Solicitors acted on her behalf. On 10th March 2013 Mrs...

Compensation For Post Birth Negligence

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Six years of discomfort and upset following a difficult labour and resulting mismanaged care prompted a patient to pursue a claim in the hope that the hospital would learn from their mistakes. An administrative error was blamed for the mix up and years of...

One Never Event is One Too Many

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SURGERY on the wrong part of the body, swabs left inside a patient, fallopian tubes removed instead of an appendix, are just some of the horror stories termed ‘never events’ that can occur in hospitals. ‘Never events’ are medical...

Concern over Hospital Statistics

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Worrying statistics emerged yesterday following an urgent review by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (responsible for the Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Fairfield General and North Manchester General). Upon review 400 instances of...

Cosmetic Surgery and Informed Consent

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The cosmetic industry is almost totally unregulated but what can you do when your treatment goes wrong? Confronted by the perfect images that adorn the front pages of numerous glossy magazines it is perhaps not surprising that more and more women...