Clinical Negligence: Press Cuttings

    Daily Mail: Family win seven-figure payout

    8 May 2016

    Olivia Scates, a JMW partner specialising in cerebral palsy cases and her client Alfie Johnson featured on the Daily Mail website in May 2016 after Olivia secured a seven-figure compensation settlement to cover the cost of his care. Alfie was left with severe cerebral palsy after appalling errors were made during his birth. Read about Alfie's case and what we have done to help him on the Daily Mail website (external link).

    Eddie Jones on BBC Radio  

    28 January 2016

    Head of clinical negligence, Eddie Jones featured on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester with his client. Eddie and the father of Vasili Kalispearas, Michael, featured to discuss the rate of cases currently being progressed by the NHS and the need for better care. Listen again here and scroll to 01.38.00 on the timer (available until 28th Feb 16). You can also read more from the BBC below.

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    Mother whose baby girl died after receiving

    9 December 2015

    Sophie Fox and her client feature in the Bolton Evening News following an investigation that signified flaws at Royal Bolton Hospital. The internal probe found that the midwife involved in the birth was at fault after departing from 'accepted and known procedures' in relation to the monitoring of foetal heart rates. You can read the full article using the link below.

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    Kernicterus brain disease boy Dilraj Singh wins payout

    23 November 2015

    Eddie Jones supported his client with Kernicterus as the NHS has agreed to provide care package for the continued support of Diljaj Singh. Eddie Jones, said, “The real pity of this case is that the brain damage sustained by Dilraj was entirely preventable if he had been given the right treatment at the right time.” The article has features in The Mirror (read more to view), BBC online and The Manchester Evening News.

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    Eddie Jones and mother of Dilraj Singh feature on North West Tonight

    23 November 2015

    Both Eddie Jones and Urrvashi Kothari-Tailor, mother of Dilraj Singh were interviewed on North West Tonight. The story is to bring light to the changes needed in kernicterus prevention and detection. The below tweet shows a short synopsis of the case featured on the programme.

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    Boy suffers brain damage due to jaundice

    21 September 2015

    JMW client Dilraj Singh suffered from jaundice as a result of kernicterus and was subsequently brain injured. This cutting from the Asian Voice tells his story.

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    Olivia Scates Acts for Mum Awarded £13m 20 years after NHS negligence

    14 April 2015

    JMW Clinical Negligence partner, Olivia Scates acts for family in landmark case.

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    Granada Reports: Olivia Scates discusses the Morecambe Bay enquiry with ITV 

    5 March 2015

    Following a successfully secured multi-million pound care package for an eight-year-old girl, expert Olivia Scates discusses the Morecambe Bay enquiry with ITV.

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    Daily Mail Baby boy brain damaged by jaundice failures

    2 January 2015

    Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, spoke to the Daily Mail about the midwife failures that caused baby Khan Gold's brain damage. Khan was born perfectly healthy but just days later suffered devastating brain damage due to poor care for his newborn jaundice. Eddie Jones is handling Khan's medical negligence claim and has secured an admission of negligence from the hospital trust. You can read the full article on the Daily Mail website here(external link).

    Sunday Express: Loss of mental health beds linked to 8 deaths

    30 November 2014

    Beth Reay, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, spoke to the Sunday Express about the loss of mental health beds being linked to eight deaths. Beth represented the family of Stephanie Daniels at the inquest into her death and in a medical negligence case against a Manchester mental health unit. Beth told the paper there had been delays in securing Stephanie an inpatient bed and a ‘string of failures’ that meant the system did not protect her, leading to her suicide. Read the full article by Danny Buckland on the Express website here.

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    Daily Mail: Woman given two years to live after doctors botch smear test results

    18 June 2014

    JMW client Vivien Reynolds (45) is facing a death sentence after obvious signs that she was at risk of developing cervical cancer were missed on a smear test. Her case featured heavily in the media when the hospital trust responsible admitted the mistake and apologised. Her medical negligence solicitor at JMW Beth Reay told the media that if the signs had been picked up on as they ought to have been Viv would have been treated with a routine procedure and would have made a full recovery. Read more on the Daily Mail website here

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    The Guardian: Transplant patient wins payout over kidney from donor with cancer

    4 May 2014

    JMW client Rob Law spoke to the Guardian about the compensation settlement that will help him to rebuild his life after he was given a kidney from a donor with cancer. His solicitor, Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, told the Guardian Mr Law had conducted himself with great dignity throughout the case by continuing to speak in favour of organ donation. Read the full article on the Guardian website.

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    BBC: Devon baby brain damaged

    7 January 2014

    JMW Solicitors and our client baby Khan Gold featured on the BBC website on 7th January 2014. Khan suffered brain damage after midwives made errors in the treatment of his newborn jaundice. JMW has secured admission of negligence from the hospital trust and can now move to ensuring Khan has access to the specialist care he will require for the rest of his life. Read the full article on the BBC website here. 

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    The Daily Mail: Rhianna Rawding inquest  

    12 December 2013

    Beth Reay spoke to the Daily Mail about her concerns about the care provided to Rhianna Rawding, who died of septicemia after being sent home from hospital. The inquest into her death yesterday heard that she should have been kept in for observation. Read the full article on the Daily Mail website here (external link).

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    BBC Radio 5 - Is home circumcision safe?

    17 November 2013

    JMW clinical negligence solicitor Sophie Fox was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live for a programme investigating the safety of home circumcisions. Sophie is representing a family who claim a circumcision carried out on their baby in the home was performed negligently. The General Medical Council has now placed an order on the doctor responsible banning him from conducting the procedure in the home pending the results of a fitness to practise hearing. You can listen to the 5 Live programme on the BBC website here (external link).  

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    Fighter Tom features in Derby Telegraph

    19 October 2013

    Former JMW medical negligence client and kernicterus sufferer Tom Wilson recently featured in the Derby Telegraph talking about his hopes for Olympic glory. You can read about how Tom is defying his disabilities on the Derby Telegraph website here (external link).

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    JMW kernicterus client Tom's Olympic dreams

    19 October 2013

    Tom Wilson, a 26-year-old with kernicterus, is hoping to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Former JMW medical negligence client and kernicterus sufferer Tom Wilson recently featured in the Derby Telegraph talking about his hopes for Olympic glory. You can read about how Tom is defying his disabilities on the Derby Telegraph website here (external link).

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    The Mirror: 700 of victims of bed sores through neglect receive £16 million

    16 September 2013

    New figures have revealed that more than 700 NHS patients and families affected by avoidable bed sores have received over £16 million in compensation in the last 10 years. Steven Brown, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, spoke to the Mirror about the issue. The article also features the story of Rosemary Jackson who Steve is helping to fight for justice after her husband suffered appalling bed sores while in hospital. Read the article on the Mirror website here (external link).

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    BBC: Nil by mouth case in Salford Hospital Legal action

    15 July 2013

    A family represented by JMW's Katie Nolan was left devastated after a pensioner died because of hospital food errors. The BBC covered the story

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    MEN: Pensioner, 80, killed by Salford Royal food error

    13 July 2013

    Marion Sampler died from aspiration pneumonia after medical staff gave her food while she was under a nil by mouth order. JMW's Katie Nolan represented Marion's family in their battle for justice. The Manchester Evening News covered the story, read it on the MEN website.

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    The Worcester News: Action call over heartache baby

    1 June 2013

    The specialist medical negligence solicitors at JMW are calling for the failure to test jaundiced babies to become an NHS never event due to the potentially devastating consequences. Never events are serious but preventable patient safety incidents. The Worcester News covered the story, read it here (external link).

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    MEN: Nurse loses baby after hospital sends her home with painkillers

    29 May 2013

    JMW clients Lekha James and Santhosh Mathew suffered a tragic stillbirth due to the negligence of maternity staff at a Manchester hospital. They took the brave decision to speak out about what happened to them to try and improve safety levels for other families. The Manchester Evening News covered their story. Read the article on the Manchester Evening News website here (external link).

    The Worcester News: Jaundice left one-year-old from Malvern disabled  

    22 May 2013

    One-year-old Vasili Kalisperas was severely brain damaged after a student midwife failed to act on his newborn jaundice. His family and JMW medical negligence lawyer Eddie Jones have spoken out about the need for better care to ensure the same mistakes are not repeated. The Worcester News covered their story. Read the Worcester News coverage here (external link).

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    BBC: Baby disabled by jaundice error

    21 May 2013

    One-year-old Vasili Kalisperas was severely brain damaged after a student midwife failed to act on his newborn jaundice. His family and JMW medical negligence lawyer Eddie Jones have spoken out about the need for better care to ensure the same mistakes are not repeated. The BBC covered their story. Read the BBC coverage here (external link).

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    The Daily Mail: Jaundice and the horrifying story every new mother must read

    21 May 2013

    Vasili Kalisperas suffered catastrophic brain damage after a student midwife failed to take any action on his newborn jaundice. Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, is representing Vasili and their family in their battle for justice. The Daily Mail covered their story. Read the article on the Daily Mail website here (external link).

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    The Daily Mail Mother suffered massive stroke after being sent home from hospital

    13 April 2013

    Ruth Stanton was just 30 when she suffered a massive stroke that her family believe could have been prevented with better care. The JMW medical negligence team represented Ruth and her husband Kerry in their battle for justice and the NHS has agreed it should pay a six figure compensation settlement to help them to cope with Ruth's disabilities. The Daily Mail website covered Ruth's story, read the full story here (external link).

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    Midwives missed chance to help my son

    1 April 2013

    Five-year-old Dilraj Singh suffered devastating brain damage called kernicterus when he was a newborn baby. His family believe this could have been prevented with better care and are being represented by Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW. The Manchester Evening News covered their fight for justice. Read the story on the Manchester Evening News website (external link).

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    The Guardian: NHS hospital dishonest to parents of stillborn baby over failures in care

    2 January 2013

    Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, was quoted by the Guardian after an ombudsman report found that the parents of a stillborn baby were misled by hospital managers. The article states that NHS managers were more concerned with protecting their reputation than learning lessons. Read the full story on the Guardian website here(external link).

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    BBC: 'Make home circumcision illegal'

    14 December 2012

    The BBC News website recently ran an article about home circumcision. JMW medical negligence associate Melissa Gardner was quoted in the story. Read the full story here(external link). 

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    Hospital 'sorry' over loss of man's vision

    23 November 2012

    Blundering doctors at a Bury hospital cost grandfather Malcolm Spencer his sight in one eye. Mr Spencer, and JMW medical negligence lawyer Angharad Hughes, spoke to the Bury Times to raise awareness of the issues he faced. Read the Bury Times article here (external link).

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    Knee op ordeal a year of my life I'll never get back

    19 November 2012

    Cyril Mundy, of Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, says he lost a year of his life after a knee operation left him in constant agony. Melissa Gardner, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, helped him to challenge the care he received. The Nottingham Post covered Mr Mundy's story. Read it on the Nottingham Post website here (external link).  

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    Knee op ordeal

    19 November 2012

    Coverage with the Nottingham Post for JMW client Cyril Mundy. A Rotherham NHS Trust is to pay Mr Mundy a five figure compensation settlement after his knee surgery ordeal. Cyril Mundy, of Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, says he lost a year of his life after a knee operation left him in constant agony. Melissa Gardner, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, helped him to challenge the care he received. The Nottingham Post covered Mr Mundy's story. Read it on the Nottingham Post website here(external link).

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    Daily Mail: How drug used to speed up births can starve a baby of oxygen

    16 October 2012

    The families of JMW clients left with devastating brain damage spoke to the Daily Mail about the need for care when using a drug to speed up labour. Read the story on the Daily Mail website.

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    London hospital sued after baby 'brain damaged by jaundice'

    15 October 2012

    The family of four-year-old Nashae Prendegast-Coote, of Deptford London, are fighting for justice as they claim his brain damage was caused by poor care on his newborn jaundice. The London Evening Standard covered the story. Click read more to visit the London Evening Standard website.

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    Parents to sue over failings  

    8 October 2012

    The family of JMW client Amos Mason are fighting for justice after a series of alleged medical blunders left him with devastating brain damage. The Lancashire Evening Post picked up his story. JMW medical negligence team is representing a man who suffered catastrophic brain damage due to alleged failures in his care when he was a child. The Lancashire Evening Post covered the story. Read the full article on the Lancashire Evening Post website here (external link).

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    Littlehampton Gazette: Worthing Hospital probe into Littlehampton man's treatment

    17 July 2012

    Katie Nolan, a specialist clinical negligence solicitor at JMW, is representing cancer patient Paul Sloan in his fight for justice. Read the full story on the Littlehampton Gazette website (external link).

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    The Croydon Guardian

    13 June 2012

    Sally Leonards, a partner in the JMW clinical negligence department, represented Brian Dowsett in a legal battle against an out of hours GP. The GP admitted that his mistakes cost Brian his leg. Read the full story on the Croydon Guardian website here(external link).

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    Dr Yadav admits negligence in Brian Dowsett case

    6 June 2012

    The Guardian covered our case of Brian Dowsett, a retired accountant who lost a leg after an out of hours GP sent him home when he had a dangerous blood clot. Read the full story on Guardian online here (external link).

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    Northampton Chronicle and Echo

    29 May 2012

    The Northampton Chronicle and Echo covered Olivia Scates' case of Callum Sharp. Callum has Erb's Palsy due to mistakes made at his birth.   Read the full story on the Northampton Chronicle and Echo website (external link).

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    Five new tests for babies but jaundice is still a concern

    10 April 2012

    Urrvashi Singh is bringing a medical negligence case over the treatment of her son Dilraj, who developed jaundice soon after his birth, with the help of JMW's Eddie Jones. Urrvashi spoke to the Times about her experience.   Read the Times story by clicking here.

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    The Yorkshire Post: Kidney transplant patients win NHS apology for cancer blunder

    3 March 2012

    The JMW medical negligence team is representing Rob Law, who received a cancerous kidney in a transplant. The NHS has admitted negligence and the Yorkshire Post covered the story. Read the full story on the Yorkshire Post's website (external link)

    The Guardian: NHS admits negligence after patients received cancerous kidneys

    1 March 2012

    The JMW medical negligence team is representing Rob Law, who received a cancerous kidney in a transplant. The NHS has admitted negligence and the Guardian covered the story.  Read the full story on Guardian online (external link).

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    The Liverpool Echo: Two Merseyside donor patients given kidneys with cancer

    2 March 2012

    JMW medical negligence lawyer Sue Taylor is representing Rob Law, who received a cancerous kidney in a transplant. The NHS has admitted negligence and the Liverpool Echo ran the story on its front page.  

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    The Guardian: Will plans to scrap legal aid for clinical errors put people off claiming damages?

    29 February 2012

    JMW medical negligence partner Sally Leonards and her client Sharon Redding spoke to the Guardian about the proposed cuts to legal aid.  

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    East Anglian Daily Times - Ipswich girl receives £4.8m payout after hospital oversights

    13 February 2012

    Erin Tye was left with severe mental and physical disabilities after she suddenly stopped breathing when she was just three months old. The 14-year-old, from Leiston, now requires round-the-clock care for cerebral palsy, epilepsy, learning difficulties and impaired eyesight. JMW Solicitors, claimed on behalf of the family that Erin’s respiratory failure would have either been prevented or treated more quickly had her mother been advised to take her to hospital or see a GP.... Read the full story in the East Anglian Daily Times here.

    BBC ‘File on 4’ Documentary: A Living Death

    20 June 2011

    JMW Media Consultant Ann Alexander is to present an investigation into the care of patients in vegetative or low awareness states. There are thought to be as many as 5000 such patients in the UK.

    Two transplant patients get Cancer from Kidney Donor

    23 March 2011

    Two transplant patients were given kidneys from a dead donor with an extremely rare form of cancer. Read the full story at the Daily Mail Website (external link).

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    Transplant patients given kidneys from donor with cancer

    22 March 2011

    An investigation is under way into how two transplant patients were given kidneys from a donor with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Read the Full Story at The Guardian

    JMW Secure Record Settlement  

    27 January 2011

    Eddie Jones, JMW's head of clinical negligence, acted for Theo Kramer, who was born in April 2002 at the Edgware Birth Centre in Burnt Oak, run by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust. A student nurse left in charge of the birth failed to spot Theo's heart rate had dropped, meaning he should have been delivered more quickly and, compounded by delays in transferring his mother to Barnet General Hospital, Theo was gravely ill when he was born because he had been deprived of oxygen..... Read the full story in The Manchester Evening News.

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    Brain-damaged boy awarded £6.4m

    24 January 2011

    A boy who suffered severe brain damage during his delivery at an NHS birth centre was today awarded £6.4m in settlement of his medical negligence claim. At the high court in London, a judge approved the sum to be paid to eight-year-old Theo Kramer. Mr Justice Tugendhat expressed his "admiration and sympathy" to Theo Kramer's parents, Janet Evans and Earnie Kramer, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, over the "catastrophe that Theo has suffered".....

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    Brain-damaged boy awarded £6.4million settlement  

    24 January 2011

    A little boy who suffered severe brain damage during his delivery at an NHS birth centre was today awarded £6.4 million in settlement of his medical negligence claim. At a hearing at the High Court in London, a judge approved the sum to be paid to eight-year-old Theo Kramer. Mr Justice Tugendhat expressed his "admiration and sympathy" to the boy's parents, Janet Evans and Earnie Kramer, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, over the "catastrophe that Theo has suffered".....

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    Patient sues Croydon out-of-hours doctor over leg loss

    10 January 2011

    A man who had his leg amputated is suing a former out-of-hours doctor who failed to diagnose a blood clot. You can read the article and view an interview from the BBC programme Inside Out London on the BBC website here

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    Out-of-hours GP sent me home... days later my leg was cut off  

    10 January 2011

    A man had to have a leg amputated after a doctor at an out-of-hours GP surgery run by a private firm failed to diagnose a blood clot. To read the full story visit the Evening Standard website here

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