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9 March 2012

Surgery: Botched Surgery Blamed for Patients Deaths

The BBC recently reported on a Scottish Fatal Accident Inquiry which criticised standards of care provided to three patients who had their gallbladders removed via laparascopic (more commonly known as keyhole) surgery in 2006.

 

Kelly Hall

9 March 2012

Hospital Negligence: Doctor - Tell me the Truth

This recent Radio 4 programme highlighted a statistic that is perhaps surprising to some: that one in ten patients in NHS acute care suffers injury or death from treatment in hospital. Their problems are frequently compounded by an evasive and defensive response from the physicians.

20 February 2012

Personal Injury: cost cutting - a factor in fatal road accident?

The BBC recently reported on the sad case of a 19 year old UK serviceman, home on leave, who was killed after being struck by a car on an unlit road in the early hours of Christmas Day.  North Somerset Council had implemented a cost saving scheme whereby street lighting is turned off in certain areas between the hours of midnight and 05.00. Members of the soldier’s family believe that that the part-night street lighting scheme was a factor in his death. 

Kelly Hall

20 February 2012

Medical Negligence: hospital patients 16% more likely to die at the weekend

A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine reveals that patients admitted to hospital on Sundays are 16% more likely to die than patients admitted mid-week. Similarly, the ‘Dr Foster’ research, released in November, demonstrated a 10% increase in death rates for patients admitted at the weekend. Both studies confirm what we, as clinical negligence solicitors, have observed anecdotally for many years: that a disproportionate number of medical negligence claims arise from hospital treatment provided at weekends and on public holidays.

Kelly Hall

3 August 2011

Supreme Court decision on local authority care provisions brings assessment of care needs in PI cases into focus

Bridget Hughes comments on the recent Supreme Court decision about local authority care provision.

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