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Legal aid reforms get stay of execution

By Olivia Scates @ Dec 2, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Olivia Scates Clinical Negligence Solicitor at JMW Yesterday the news broke that Ken Clarke has postponed the implementation of his highly controversial legal aid reforms by six months ( The Guardian ). The reforms proposed that legal aid effectively be abolished for individuals fighting for justice in medical negligence cases, as well as...

Medical negligence solicitor urges NHS to learn lessons from Stafford Hospital inquiry

By Eddie Jones @ Dec 1, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Eddie Jones: Medical Negligence Solicitor Today, the inquiry into the catastrophic failings at Stafford Hospital, where hundreds more people died than would be expected between 2005 and 2008, comes to an end. The inquiry began over a year ago and has heard evidence from 181 witnesses, to enable chair Robert Francis QC, to draw up the...

NHS urged to ensure strike action measures avoid risk of medical negligence

By Angharad Hughes @ Nov 30, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Angharad Hughes Today the biggest healthcare strike for more than 20 years takes place, with a fifth of the workforce expected to take action over pension reforms (BBC News Health ). NHS managers have stated that measures have been put in place to ensure that emergency care services such as A&E units,...

Be aware of the risks of overseas medical procedures

By Eddie Jones @ Nov 21, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Eddie Jones: Medical Negligence Solicitor Dr Stephanie Bown, of the Medical Protection Society, voiced concerns today about the European Commission directive adopted earlier this year, which will allow residents to access healthcare treatments anywhere in the EU. In an article for BBC online , Dr Bown warns that while the...

Maternity Care - BBC Panorama Program One Born Every 40 Seconds

By Jane Kirkham @ Jul 25, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Jane Kirkham BBC Panorama will tonight run a program called "One Born Every 40 Seconds” which will report on the standards of care being provided in maternity units across the country but specifically in London. In 2009-2010 there were 42 maternal deaths in the London area alone, which the...

Stepping Hill Hospital under fire after three patients die

By Kelly Livesey @ Jul 18, 2011 in Medical Negligence

A 44 year old woman and two men, aged 71 and 84, have died in suspicious circumstances after receiving insulin in other medication. Although the 'cause of death' is unknown in each case, an investigation into the deaths is now underway at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater...

Pressure Sores....Top offenders named and shamed.

By Kelly Livesey @ Jul 5, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Warrington and Halton Hospital Trust Medway Trust , Kent Southend University Hospital Trust in Essex Royal Bolton Hospital in Greater Manchester West Herts Trust Luton and Dunstable Hospital Trust...