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Daily Mail: How drug used to speed up births can starve a baby of oxygen
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.
Daily Mail: Woman given two years to live after doctors botch smear test results
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
The Mirror: 700 of victims of bed sores through neglect receive £16 million
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).
Hospital apologises for midwife failures that caused child's brain damage
17 September 2013
Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, is representing young Bradley Albans, a child who suffered devastating brain damage due to failures in care.
Call for greater awareness of newborn jaundice
16th October 2012
Press release about JMW client Nashae Prendegast-Coote's fight for justice. Nashae suffered devastating brain damage following his birth at Lewisham Hospital, London, which his family believe was because his newborn jaundice was not treated appropriately.
Mother calls for action to prevent brain damage linked to jaundice in babies
3rd April 2013
Stretford mum Urrvashi Singh believes her son's devastating brain damage could have been prevented if midwives had treated his newborn jaundice appropriately. Urrvashi and five-year-old Dilraj are being represented by Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW.
Lewisham Hospital jaundice brain damage case
17 January 2014
JMW has helped a little boy whose life has been devastated by brain damage caused by medical errors to win his case against the hospital trust. Our press release has the details.
High Court Proceedings
JMW Solicitors has recently issued High Court proceedings after it was alleged that a baby boy was left severely mentally and physically handicapped as a result of midwife negligence.