NHS to pay compensation for failing to diagnose fatal cancer

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The High Court has approved an award of compensation to a Claimant whose husband, Mr Finlay, died after the NHS failed to act upon the results of tests which showed traces of cancer in his appendix in 2008. It was not until 2011, when Mr Finlay returned to the hospital after experiencing significant back pain…

New Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme for Severe Birth Injuries

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The Government is currently consulting on a new rapid resolution and redress scheme to allow families to obtain compensation where their child has been injured during labour and delivery.  The Government confirms that their evidence shows that the average payment for compensation in such circumstances takes 11.5 years from the date of the incident. The…

Hospital Refused Child Admission for Suspected Meningitis

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In 2010, the Claimant first developed meningitis shortly after birth. He was treated by the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was discharged after treatment, but soon afterwards he relapsed or developed a reinfection. The Claimant’s mother took him to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, where he was assessed but not admitted for…

Compensation of £40,000 Awarded for Poor Dental Care Resulting in Brain Abscess

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Since 1992, Ms Haughton regularly attended upon her Dentist, Dr Minesh Patel. During this time, Dr Patel failed to detect and diagnose that Ms Haughton was suffering with Chronic Adult Periodontitis, a disease caused by the build of bacteria in the mouth. Given the lack of treatment, this led to Ms Haughton losing 6 teeth…

Compensation awarded to family following NHS negligence at Hull Royal Infirmary

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On 25 January 2017 the High Court awarded compensation of £180,000 to the family of Ms Waters, including her two young daughters. Ms Waters was taken by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency Department of Hull Royal Infirmary on 21 December 2011. She presented with severe abdominal pains and vomiting. She was examined and diagnosed…

Fast Track Compensation for Victims of Maternity Care Negligence

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Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has announced proposals for a new fast track scheme to allow victims of medical negligence related to maternity care, to rapidly receive compensation to encourage an ‘open and transparent’ culture by ending the fear of litigation among doctors and nurses. On average cases against the NHS are taking in the region…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Pressure sores: Can I claim for medical negligence?

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Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers and bed sores) are estimated to cost the NHS a billion pounds to treat each year. Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers and bed sores) are estimated to cost the NHS a billion pounds to treat each year. 95% of pressure sores can be prevented. Pressure ulcers can affect…

New Duty of Candour upon Medical Professionals and Healthcare Providers

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Since 27th November 2014, new regulations have been in force, requiring NHS providers to act with a Duty of Candour. The duty of candour is a legal obligation on hospitals, community and mental health trusts to inform and apologise to patients if there have been mistakes in their care that have led to significant harm….

Accident and Emergency Department Wait Times at Worst Level For a Decade

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Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, reveals that the NHS is facing a huge amount of pressure as new figures show that Accident and Emergency Departments have missed the waiting time target of 95% of patients been seen within 4 hours. Performance has dropped to an all time low for the past decade. Until 2010, hospitals were…