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Toddler died after medication error.

A toddler died after being given an overdose of medication by staff at a Merseyside hospital, a coroner has ruled. Jake Stanley, 3, went into cardiac arrest after a breakdown in communication led to a doctor giving him seven times the correct dose of an...

Risks of adrenaline treatment for cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive, a comprehensive new study has found. Adrenaline is routinely used as a last resort when other treatments fail. A study of...

Care provider fined £300,000 for sex abuse risk.

A care provider has been fined £300,000 for allowing a man in its care with a history of sexual assaults the freedom to prey on vulnerable people. Hillgreen Care Limited was required to provide round-the-clock supervision of the offending man, named...

Homeowner Harassed by Angry Neighbour Wins Substantial Damages

Everyone has a right to complain about their neighbours' behaviour, but where such complaints are unjustified and take the form of harassment the consequences can be severe. In one such case, a flat dweller who made a fellow resident's life a misery was...

A&E waiting times reach worst level.

A&E waits in England reached their worst level in January 2019 since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The A&E waits worsened after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of winter. During January, only 84.4 per cent of...

Blind Boy Let Down by Negligent Optician Wins Six-Figure Compensation

Opticians don't just sell glasses, they perform an important role in spotting potential problems that need to be referred to a doctor. In a case on point, a schoolboy who was left almost blind after an optician failed to detect a benign brain tumour won...

"Toxic" row at cardiac unit.

A "toxic" row between surgeons at a cardiac unit contributed to a higher mortality rate, according to a leaked document. The report into the unit at St George's Hospital in London - seen by the Times newspaper - says the team was consumed by...

Girl Struck Blind Following Premature Birth Wins Right to NHS Compensation

Childbirth is a happy event but, if things go wrong and your child is left disabled, you should seek legal advice right away. In a recent case, an 11-year-old girl who was struck blind due to clinical negligence following her premature birth won the right to...

Arrogant doctor struck off.

An “arrogant” doctor was struck off in Britain after he walked out during an operation. The doctor, Thomas Biesgen, 43, from Heidelberg, who specialises in reconstructive hand surgery, mismanaged the treatment plans for patients at two...

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...
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