Clinical Negligence: Press Cuttings

JMW secures £22Mil+ for client

3 October 2017

11 year old girl who developed cerebral palsy following a brain injury at birth has been awarded a multi-million pound settlement to ensure lifelong care needs are catered for. Read more about the settlement in the Independent, ITV.com and BBC online.

Daily Mail: Family win seven-figure payout

8 May 2016

A JMW partner specialising in cerebral palsy cases and her client Alfie Johnson featured on the Daily Mail website in May 2016 after JMW 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 'sub-optimal' care

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

14 April 2015

JMW Clinical Negligence partner acts for family in landmark case.

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Granada Reports: JMW 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, an expert from JMW 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).

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

JMW spoke to the Daily Mail about 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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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 JMW's 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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