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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Johnathan secures compensation for his client in a stillbirth case

Johnathan secures compensation for his client in a stillbirth case Johnathan Steventon-Kiy, a specialist Clinical Negligence Lawyer, has recently successfully secured damages against the University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust arising as a result of the stillbirth of our client’s daughter. Our client fell pregnant and was referred to the Trust and they provided her…
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A win for Claimants in the Supreme Court

A win for Claimants in the Supreme Court Today, the Supreme Court released it’s judgment in the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. I previously published an article on this case back in June 2018 when the arguments were put to the Court by the legal teams. Simeon Maskrey QC put forward…
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Disappointing CQC report for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Disappointing CQC report for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust It was disappointing news for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust when the recently conducted Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report hit their desks…..and the press. The inspection took place in April 2018 when the CQC looked at nine different departments at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham and each…
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Major changes to end of life care Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court rules this week that a judge will no longer need to be consulted when doctors and relatives agree life-support should end. Judges will no longer need to be consulted when doctors and relatives of patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state agree life-support treatment should end. Until now families of such…
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Cancer diagnosis for the elderly set to rise

Cancer diagnosis for the elderly set to rise Cancer, its’ causes, the way it is diagnosed and its’ associated charities are never out of the press.  Recently we hear that the number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years. The…
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July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. So, What is Sarcoma? It is cancer of the bone and soft tissues. Sarcoma is an uncommon cancer that can affect any part of the body, inside or out. This includes muscles, tendons, fatty tissue, bone and blood vessels. Around 5300 people in the UK are diagnosed with a form…
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Should never events ever happen?

Should never events ever happen? The BBC recently reported that a hospital operated on the wrong finger in one of six serious incidents recorded by an NHS trust last year. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs three hospitals, recorded six "never events" in 2017/18. What is a “never event?” A never event is…
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Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology

Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology This week, a shocking report has revealed how 450 patient’s lives were cut short at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire. The report concluded that this was the result of prescribing and administering strong painkillers without medical justification. The Health Secretary confirmed that there were a catalogue…
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