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Ground-breaking Gentamicin Case Questions Consent

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Asking a patient for consent when treating them was at the heart of a recent case for medical negligence solicitors - a client who reacted badly to his antibiotics and was left with life changing disabilities has received a settlement when Pearson Solicitors...

Upcoming free medical negligence clinics

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You may have heard about the recent case involving the Penning Acute Trust, where 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...

NHS Flu Crisis and Antibiotic Toxicity

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Every day we are hearing of the crisis in NHS hospitals and unfortunately there appears to be little or no improvement. Dubbed as the “Winter Crisis” the NHS is under even more pressure as thousands of patients are admitted to hospital...

Compensation for Botched Bowel Operation in Oldham Hospital

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A straightforward gynaecological procedure involving the removal of an endometrial polyp was botched by surgeons and instead the patient’s uterus was perforated and her small bowel lacerated resulting in faecal contamination of her abdominal cavity,...

Compensation Award Helps with Care in Cerebral Palsy Case

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A teenager has received a large settlement award after a birth trauma left her suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have admitted a breach of duty of care and made an undisclosed settlement to the...

Prescription Mix Up and £20,000 Compensation Award

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A prescription mix up led to a pacemaker being fitted into a patient unnecessarily for which he received £20,000 in compensation. The side effects from the wrong medication being prescribed were shortness of breath on exertion, a lowering of the pulse...

Medical staff urged to suspect sepsis in patients sooner

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Suspected sepsis patients should be treated as an emergency and in the same way as a heart attack the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recommended. NICE is this week urging doctors to question whether a patient could potentially...

Symptoms Not Picked Up In £1 Million Medical Negligence Case

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We have recently made a successful medical negligence claim against the Pennine Acute and Central Manchester Trusts and secured a £1million settlement for a client. When our 58 year old client went to his GP with weight loss and a cough the GP treated...

£2 Million Medical Negligence Claim As GP Misses Suicidal Patient

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A 53 year old man whose suicidal tendencies were not picked up by his GP has received a £2million settlement after a failed suicide attempt has left him severely disabled. Mr S contacted his GP in December with recurrent psychiatric symptoms but no...

Weekend Is Risky Time to Give Birth, Study Shows

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Weekend births are more dangerous for both mother and baby, a recent study has shown and the safest day to be born is a Tuesday. The study by Imperial College found that 770 deaths a year could be avoided and said the results were 'consistent' with...

Sometimes An Apology Is All It Takes

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Mistakes made by medical professionals are thankfully rare, but when they do occur sometimes a simple apology and acknowledgement can set patients minds at ease, said Medical Negligence Partner John Pollitt. Not getting an apology when...