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Brain Infection Boy Sent Home by Hospital Wins £5.25 Million

Hospital accident and emergency departments work under intense pressure but, if negligent mistakes are made, it is only right that compensation is paid. In a case on point, a boy who was sent home by medical staff despite suffering from a rare brain...

Employer Found Vicariously Liable for Injury Sustained After Office Party

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff when these occur in the course of their employment, which can include during an office function, but a recent case looked at the position when an employee suffered a severe brain injury...

Mother of Disabled Child Ruled a 'Primary Victim' of Hospital Negligence

In order to succeed in a 'secondary victim' claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the...

Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Not Delay Before Seeking Advice

It is entirely understandable that victims of sexual abuse may seek to bury memories of their suffering. However, as a Court of Appeal decision illustrated, those who delay contacting specialist lawyers may ultimately jeopardise their chances of obtaining...

Clinical Negligence Lawyers Cut Through Difficulties to Change Lives

Some clinical negligence cases are trickier than others but, even where proof is hard to come by, specialist lawyers are more than capable of changing lives by negotiating valuable settlements. The point was made by one case in which a man who was left...

Halifax care centre rated 'inadequate'.

A West Yorkshire care centre has been placed in special measures by health and care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and told it must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people it cares for. CQC inspectors visiting Pellon...

£5.25 Million in Compensation for Brain Infection Boy Sent Home by A&E

Hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments work under intense pressure but, if negligent mistakes are made, it is only right that compensation is paid. In a case on point, a boy who was sent home from a hospital despite suffering from a rare brain...

Trust accused of maternity investigation failings.

An NHS trust at the centre of an investigation into its maternity services has been accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of at least two babies. Jack Burn and Sophiya Hotchkiss died within six months of each other and both families say that...

Neglect contributed to child's death.

Neglect contributed to the death of a seven-year-old girl who died six years after suffering brain damage from meningitis, an inquest ruled. Kate Pierce, from Wrexham, was misdiagnosed when she was only nine months old after being taken to Wrexham's...

Portsmouth hospital's 'very poor care'.

Hospital staff secretly fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found. Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was given a formal warning by the CQC for its "very poor...
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