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Care Home Burns Victim Awarded £1.5 Million Compensation

Lightning does sometimes strike twice in the same place and some people very sadly suffer more than their fair share of tragedy. That was certainly so in one case, in which a young man who was being looked after in a care home following a road accident...

Radiotherapy Overdose Victim Awarded £7 Million NHS Compensation

The NHS treats thousands of patients with great skill every day but, when mistakes are made, it is only right that those affected are properly compensated. In one case, a cancer sufferer who was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy following an...

Tragic asthma death of chess champion.

A nine-year-old chess champion who died of an asthma attack could probably have been saved if he had not been sent home from hospital, a coroner at Westminster Coroner's Court has ruled. The boy, Michael Uriely, who played for Barnet Knights Chess Club...

Maternity issues lead to multiple claims against NHS Trust.

  An NHS trust facing a review into maternity errors has paid out millions of pounds in compensation after similar mistakes led to babies born with brain injuries. The health secretary has ordered a new review into the deaths of five babies at...

Metal-on-metal hip patients need medical tests.

More than 50,000 patients with “metal-on-metal” hips are being told to undergo X-rays and blood tests after watchdogs found they are far more toxic than previously thought. Every person fitted with the devices is being advised to have checks in...

Haworth care home in special measures.

A West Yorkshire care home has been placed in special measures and told that it must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of its residents. The instruction has been given to Bronte Park Residential Home, Haworth, near Bradford, by...

Bupa carer's assault on patient caught on camera.

  A Bupa carer was caught on a secret camera banging a 77-year-old dementia patient's head against a chair. Relatives of the patient, Betty Boylan, a retired nurse, hid the device inside a gutted television after they found she had unexplained...

Cancer study highlights importance of GP care.

  Thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in A&E departments every year have visited their GP three times or more with symptoms, research has shown. A study has found that 71 per cent of all patients diagnosed in A&E departments had seen...

Woman dies after heart valve inserted wrong way round.

  A woman died after surgery because a doctor inserted a heart valve the wrong way round, an inquest heard. Sheila Hynes, 72, who suffered from rheumatic heart disease, died days after surgery at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, which admitted the...

"Scandalous" lack of secure mental health beds.

  A teenager who was a risk to himself, and the public, could not be found a secure mental health bed for a whole month in England, Scotland or Wales, his father claims . Secure accommodation was sought for Boy Y, from Norfolk, in July 2017 but none...
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