Legal Updates

23 January 2020

What has happened at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust? Stillbirths and making each baby count

The Trust (which the Care Quality Commission rates as “Requiring Improvement”) manages five different hospitals.  The BBC article startlingly sets out that from as long ago as 2015 the  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were reviewing  maternity care, amid "concerns over the working culture". 

Punam Sood

3 December 2019

Unequal healthcare for patients with learning disabilities

BBC News recently featured a video highlighting one family’s struggle to ensure that the avoidable death of their loved one, Paul Ridd, never happens again. Paul Ridd’s death in 2009 at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital was found by an inquest to have been contributed to by the hospital’s neglect.

Eleanor Lynch

20 November 2019

Genetic testing and pregnancy

The Times yesterday reported on a clinical negligence claim, currently being heard in the High Court, in which a central issue relates to whether or not there is an obligation to tell a pregnant patient that a relative has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder.

Suzanne Farg

20 November 2019

Another sad story of toxic culture – A failure to learn from avoidable medical mistakes

It is unsurprising that there is a call for the Crown Prosecution Service to bring corporate manslaughter charges against Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust following an apparently damning report which looks at the culture of the Trust which has led to maternal deaths, stillbirths, babies left brain damaged because the staff failed to realise labour was going wrong or that Group B streptococcus or meningitis was present which required treatment by antibiotics. 

Kate Rohde

3 October 2019

Jurisdictional Gateways in Personal Injury claims

Lady Christine Brownlie (Claimant) v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated (Defendant) and FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (Proposed Defendant)

Terrence Donovan

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