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Family of Mother Who Died Days After Giving Birth Win Damages

The consequences of hospital negligence are often tragic, but few are more so than the loss of a young mother after giving birth. In one such case, the partner of a woman who died of a rare complication within days of being delivered of her third child...

Stephen Hawking's former nurse struck off.

A former nurse of professor Stephen Hawking has been struck off after the Nursing and Midwifery Council ruled she “failed to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and professor Hawking deserved”. The NMC said Patricia...

Tragic death of boy, 6, "let down by NHS".

The death of a six year old boy was "totally avoidable" but he was “let down by the NHS”, an inquest was told. The hearing into the death of six-year-old Sebastian Hibberd from Plymouth found there were numerous missed opportunities...

Patient waits 62 hours for ambulance.

A patient waited 62 hours for an ambulance, while four trusts took more than 24 hours to respond to 999 calls, new figures revealing ambulance response times show. The longest delays in the UK were recorded by Welsh Ambulance Service, which kept four...

Pharmacy investigation after patient death.

The actions of high street chemist, Boots, are being investigated by the General Pharmaceutical Council after the death of a great-grandfather who was sent duplicate packs of prescription drugs. The man, Richard "Tony" Lee, took a week of extra...

Tragic, accidental death of five men in wall collapse.

Five men were accidentally crushed to death after the "foreseeable risk" of a wall collapse in the area they were working was not identified, an inquest jury has concluded. The 11-strong panel found the risk was not identified before the accident...

Woman died after "repeated failures" at clinic.

A woman who died hours after having an abortion was let down by the "repeated failures" of medics, an inquest found. Aisha Chithira, 32, bled to death after the procedure at the Marie Stopes clinic in west London in January 2012. Her doctor and...

NHS Not a Soft Touch for Claims

When a person is injured through the negligence of another, compensation may be due and, given the complexity of the issues in medicine, it is unsurprising that the NHS pays millions of pounds annually to settle personal injury claims. But that does not...

Alleged Victims of Zambian Copper Mine Pollution Can Sue in England

The adequacy or otherwise of overseas legal systems can sometimes be a factor in deciding whether the English courts should accept jurisdiction to consider cases with a strong foreign link. That was certainly so in a Supreme Court case concerning injury to...

Disabled Boy, Five, Wins £2 Million in Damages After GP's Error

Proving negligence on the part of medical professionals can often be relatively easy, but establishing that such breaches of duty are the cause of injuries can be a much tougher proposition. However, a case in which a five-year-old boy won £2 million...
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