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30 November 2018

Welcome guidance from the Each Baby Counts report

The account from Nicki Lyon in the Times earlier this month, in the article entitled “Baby deaths: “We were told it was just one of those things” is devastating to read however, to medical negligence specialists whose job it is to hold the healthcare providers to account and secure damages to assist with the future care of birth injured children, it is an all too familiar story.

Kate Rohde

29 November 2018

MDU’s 6-point plan to reform the clinical negligence system: a claimant lawyer’s response

Last week the Medical Defence Union (MDU) unveiled a 6-point reform plan to save the NHS from spiralling medical negligence claims.  This trend has nothing to do with  deteriorating clinical standards and everything to do with recent legal market developments  the MDU believes.

Richard Lodge

20 November 2018

NHS Guidance on the EpiPen Shortage – Questions from a lawyer and a parent

My son is age 4 and is allergic to peanuts. He has an EpiPen. The EpiPen is a medical device which is used to inject a dose of epinephrine to treat him in case he goes into anaphylactic shock. I keep an EpiPen at home and one is in his bag. I never have more than two at a time even though, as a parent, I’d like to have one in the car, in my handbag, in his sports bag.... This would be for all those ‘just in case’ thoughts that creep into your mind, especially when reading the tragic story about Natasha Edelman-Laperouse who sadly passed away after suffering an allergic reaction on a flight, and even though her father had administered two EpiPens. 

 

Punam Sood

19 November 2018

Latest drug controversy to hit British Cycling

Former Team Sky doctor to face GMC tribunal following delivery of testosterone patches. Dr Richard Freeman, former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is facing an investigation by the General Medical Council, (‘GMC’) in connection with testosterone patches that were delivered to British Cycling headquarters in 2011.

Kathryn Sheridan

14 November 2018

Heart-breaking robotic surgery: Patient dies as a result of robotic assisted heart surgery

Evidence revealed at the inquest raises important questions about negligence, training policies, and about the use of technology in healthcare in general. 

Josephine Burnett

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