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Corrie serves a reminder of early Sepsis diagnosis importance

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A recent Coronation Street storyline serves as a reminder of how important the early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis is. In the soap Jack Webster, a promising young footballer, developed sepsis and had to undergo a foot amputation...

Be Stroke Aware

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Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke and the effects can be cruel, devastating and life-changing. Stroke is a brain attack. It is a medical emergency which affects millions around the country. We are often approached by patients and...

Mental Illness and Cancer Patients Forced to Wait for Drugs

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There are worrying concerns across the UK that at least 100 drugs have been affected by supply problems which has forced health officials to agree to a temporary price rise of up to 4,000 per cent to increase stocks. Even though the NHS are paying...

Missed Cancer Diagnosis - Have You Been Affected?

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Nearly 700 patients were awarded compensation after NHS hospitals missed their cancer diagnosis. The NHS has paid damages to almost 700 patients in the last eight years who brought successful compensation claims after hospitals missed giving them a vital...

Local Woman Wins Fight for Bereavement Damages

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In a recent reported case, a local woman has won a legal fight for cohabiting (unmarried) couples to be awarded better rights should they lose their long-term partners. Smith from Chorley took the government to Court for breaching her human rights in denying...

Fatal failure to Manage Small Bowel Obstruction

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Pearson Solicitors’ Clinical Negligence Team has recently secured a settlement of £7,500 in a case where the failure to adequately manage an evolving small bowel obstruction led to a patient’s deterioration and eventual death. Pearson...

Recovery of £56,000 Compensation for Mismanaged Epilepsy

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Pearson Solicitors’ Clinical Negligence Team has recently secured a settlement of £56,000 in a case where Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s negligent management of an 87 year old patient’s epilepsy resulted in death. Mr B had...

Settlement of £1.5m in Wrongful Birth Case

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A woman whose baby has been born with severe abnormalities after being told all her scans were normal has secured a large compensation award to help care for her child. Pearson Solicitors’ Clinical Negligence Team recently secured a gross settlement...

Compensation Changes and Awards to Increase

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Compensation awards for claimants of life-changing personal injury and medical negligence awards are to be drastically changed from later this month. Currently the actual amount received is adjusted according to interest expected from...

Unexpected deaths double and suicide risks increase

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The BBC recently led with a news story that the number of unexpected patient deaths (including deaths by suicide, neglect and misadventure) reported by England’s mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years. Mental health care...

Avoidable Stroke and Death Leads to Recovery of £105,000

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An independent elderly lady suffered a debilitating stroke after a failure in communication led to her missing vital anticoagulant medication for a heart condition. Our Clinical Negligence Team recently secured a settlement of £105,000 in a case where...

Failure to Diagnose Deep Vein Thrombosis leads compensation

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A patient who paid for private medical care pursued a case recently when doctors failed to diagnose post-operative DVT. The failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis resulted in a settlement of £25,705 when the lady developed a pulmonary embolus which...

A Reminder of the Time Period for Clinical Negligence Claims

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Our Clinical Negligence Team has recently secured a settlement after a baby was bruised in the face after a mismanaged forceps delivery, however the mother was out of time to make a claim for her suffering and this case acts as timely reminder that...

Tameside Hospital Fatal Failure Leads to Compensation Claim

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Pearson Solicitors’ Clinical Negligence Team has recently secured a settlement of £7,500 in a case where the failure to adequately manage an evolving small bowel obstruction led to a patient’s deterioration and eventual death....

Client Recovers Compensation After Unnecessary Knee Operation

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A client who had knee pain and went into the operating theatre for what she thought was knee replacement surgery was left with life changing problems after medics failed to adequately diagnose her problems before the operation. The client came to Pearson...

Loss of Independence Leads To Recovery of £95,000 in Compensation

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A client whose independence and life with her grandchildren has been affected by medical negligence has won a £95,000 claim against Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Mrs A of Dukinfield consulted her GP complaining of discomfort and muscle...

Coroner Warning over Baby Deaths In Caesarean Cost Debate

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The BBC is reporting the outcome of an inquest into the death of Kristian Jaworski. Kristian died just five days after his birth in June 2015 at North Middlesex University Hospital. Kristian died as a result of brain damage caused by a prolonged and extended...

Kidney donation leads to complications and £42,000 compensation

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A women who donated a kidney to her husband and went on to have severe post-operative complications received a major compensation award of £42,000 when Pearson Solicitors took up her case. Mrs A, 68, from Droylsden, Tameside pursued a clinical...

Troubled Times Ahead For Clinical Negligence Claimants

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Nobody goes into hospital with the intention of pursuing a clinical negligence claim. It is a sad reality that issues arise in the provision of medical treatment on a regular basis; sometimes due to an unavoidable sequence of events and sometimes due to the...