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Woman with Huntington's disease gene fails in bid to sue NHS

A woman who claimed she would have had an abortion if she had known her father had a fatal, inherited brain condition has failed in her bid to sue the NHS. She claimed three NHS Trusts owed her a duty of care to tell her about her father's...

Neglect contributed to disabled woman's teeth removal death

A disabled woman whose brain was starved of oxygen after an operation to remove all her teeth would probably have survived if care home staff had acted sooner, an inquest heard. Staff at Pirton Grange Care Home, near Worcester, failed to spot Rachel...

New inquest finds five-year-old boy's 1978 death a 'gross failure'

A five year-old boy who died after undergoing surgery 43 years ago suffered a "gross failure of care", a coroner has ruled. The boy, Carl Marrows, who had spina bifida, died from "massive blood loss" after the operation in Scunthorpe in...

Compensation payback threat to family home.

A mother says she is "absolutely terrified" at the prospect of losing her home after the NHS asked for a share of a £1.8m interim settlement back when her daughter died. Her daughter, Daisy Lowe-Martin needed round-the-clock care following...

Infection control concerns at Norfolk Hospital.

Health and care inspectors who raised concerns over infection control in a hospital A&E department said staff did not always wash their hands between patients. They also found lapses in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among staff at the...

Food company fined after worker impaled.

  A West Yorkshire food company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was impaled upon a set of ‘airline-style’ steps. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that on 18 September 2018 a staff member at Leeds-based Country...

Covid concern care home rated inadequate.

A care home at the centre of a police investigation after the deaths of 15 residents during the coronavirus pandemic has been rated inadequate. Health and care regulator, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) identified "serious failings which led to...

Mental health hospital closed by CQC after abuse claims.

A mental health hospital has been closed by health and care watchdog, Care Quality Commission (CQC), after evidence of the physical and emotional abuse of patients.   All eight residents who were receiving treatment at Cygnet Yew Trees, Kirby-le-Soken,...

Teenager 'let down' by Mental Health Unit.

An 18-year-old woman who took her own life at a mental health hospital was let down, her father has said. Emily Moore's death followed four others in fewer than two years at facilities run by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Ms...

1.8 million pound award follows smear test errors.

A terminally ill Irish woman has been awarded 2.1m euros (£1.8m) in damages after the alleged misreading of smear tests and the failure to tell her about it. Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul, of Monaleen, County Limerick, sued the Health Service...
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