Clinical Negligence: Press Cuttings

  1. Mother whose baby girl died after receiving "sub-optimal care" at Royal Bolton Hospital says she has been "completely let down"

    Mother whose baby girl died after receiving

    Expert, 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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  2. Patient sues Croydon out-of-hours doctor over leg loss

    10/01/2011

    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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  3. Daily Mail Baby boy brain damaged by jaundice failures

    2nd 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 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). 

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

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

    10/01/2011

    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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  5. Midwives missed chance to help my son

    01/04/2013

    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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  6. Fighter Tom features in Derby Telegraph

    19/10/2013

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

    02/01/2013

    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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  8. Five new tests for babies but jaundice is still a concern

    Five new tests for babies but jaundice is still a concern

    10/04/2012

    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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  9. JMW Secure Record Settlement

    27/01/2011 

    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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  10. Brain-damaged boy awarded £6.4million settlement

    24/01/2011 

    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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  11. Transplant patients given kidneys from donor with cancer

    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

     

  12. Eddie Jones on BBC Radio

    On 28th January, head of clinincal negligence, Eddie Jones featured on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester with his client. Eddie and the afther 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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  13. Sophie Fox features in the Bury Times

    Sophie Fox features in the Bury Times

    Sophie featured alongside her clients Hayley and Adam discussing the heartbreaking story. The couple sadly lost their son who suffocated during birth, the trust involved admitted that, if Hayley had been given a C-section as the couple requested and his heart rate monitored correctly, Joshua would have been born alive. Read the full story using the link below. 

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

    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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  15. Boy, 10, gets £6m compensation after Bassetlaw Hospital blunders a decade ago.

    Boy, 10, gets £6m compensation after Bassetlaw Hospital blunders a decade ago.

    Eddie Jones, Head of Clinical Negligence, secured over £6 million compensation for Bradley Albans. Bradley suffered after 'midwives failed to take action' on the day of his birth. The funding will now support Bradley's continued care needs. 

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  16. Kernicterus brain disease boy Dilraj Singh wins payout

    Kernicterus brain disease boy Dilraj Singh wins payout

    Eddie Jones supported his client with Kernicterous 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 Mirior (read more to view), BBC online and The Manchester Evening News. 

     

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  17. BBC ‘File on 4’ Documentary: A Living Death

    20th 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.

     

  18. BBC: Devon baby brain damaged

    7 January 2014 

     

    JMW Solicitors and our client baby Khan Gold featured on the BBC website on 7th Janunary 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.  

     

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

    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. 

     

  20. JMW's Eddie Jones speaks to Daily Mail about CES care

    22/04/14

    Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, spoke to the Daily Mail for a feature on cauda equina syndrome care. The article told the story of Mr Jones' client Claire Thornber whose life was devastated by treatment errors. Claire has set up the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association to raise awareness of the red flag signs of cauda equina syndrome. Read the full article on the Daily Mail website here.

     

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