Medical Negligence: News

The family of a grandfather who had his lungs accidentally washed out with cleaning detergent due to an error by healthcare assistant, who had not received formal training in the procedure, said lessons have to be learned as an investigation into his death was launched by lawyers.

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JMW has raised more than £2,500 for the Disabilities Trust and Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Read our press release to find out h

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A girl with severe cerebral palsy due to mistakes made during her birth has been awarded an £18 million compensation settlement following a successful case by Eddie Jones, a specialist in brain injury cases at JMW.

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A nine-year-old boy, who was left with cerebral palsy, blindness and an inability to speak following a failure to diagnose his jaundice in his new born period, has secured a settlement of over £5 million.

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A nine-year-old boy, who suffered severe brain injuries following a failure to diagnose and treat his jaundice in the new born period, has secured over £18 million in compensation.

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Inquest for daughter who died at Aintree Hospital.

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A new survey of 736 people has revealed a lack of understanding surrounding cerebral palsy in the UK.

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A 11 year old girl, who suffered a severe brain injury at birth causing cerebal palsy following errors made by hospital staff during her Mother’s pregnancy, has secured £22.1 million settlement following a High Court Approval Hearing

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Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW urges new Manchester mayor Andy Burnham to prioritise improving patient safety in Manchester's healthcare system.

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Amateur boxer Stacey Copeland, who won a silver medal at the European Championships in 2014, was denied the chance of fighting for gold after a routine knee operation went wrong and she suffered a serious burn. JMW medical negligence solicitor Katie Nolan is helping her to challenge the poor care she faced.

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Sophie Fox, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, is representing a couple who have bravely shared their stillbirth story to raise awareness of the devastating impact the Group B Strep infection can have and give hope to others.

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Olivia Scates, a medical negligence partner specialising in brain injury cases, has secured a £4.6 million care package for a boy who was left with very severe cerebral palsy after meningitis failures when he was a baby.

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Steven Chiverton was left permanently disabled by cauda equina syndrome after urgent surgery was delayed. After intervention by JMW's Eddie Jones the hospital admitted wrongly sending him home without an MRI scan. This press release has the details.

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Angharad Hughes, a brain injury specialist at JMW, is helping a family of a boy who was left severely disabled by jaundice failures when he was a newborn to challenge the mistakes that were made. This press release has the details.

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Beryl Styles died after waiting for an ambulance for three hours. Claire Boardman, one of JMW's specialist medical negligence solicitors, is helping Beryl's widow Derek to take legal action against the North West Ambulance Service.

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Specialist birth injury solicitors at JMW have secured the future of a little girl left severely disabled after her spine was damaged during her birth.

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An investigation by JMW has revealed the cost of cauda equina syndrome blunders to the NHS. JMW's spinal injury specialists are helping scores of patients nationwide to challenge the mistakes that have devastated their lives.

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Ahead of a critical Care Quality Commission report expected tomorrow on the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Sally Leonards, a partner in JMW's medical negligence team discusses the failings. Sally's client Harley Holt almost died from sepsis aged two despite multiple attendances at the trust's hospitals.

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The decision not to screen babies for their risk of developing a catastrophic type of brain damage called kernicterus has been met with dismay by specialist lawyers at JMW and families affected who they are helping. This press release has the details.

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Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, has secured an apology for Michelle Turner after hospital failures lead to her developing permanent cauda equina syndrome. Eddie will now negotiate a compensation settlement that will enable Michelle to cope with her disabilities.

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Olivia Scates, a partner in JMW's medical negligence team, has secured a seven figure compensation settlement for Alfie Johnson after midwife failures left him severely disabled.

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Bradley Albans, has received a care package estimated at over £6mil following sub-standard care when born.

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Steven Brown is representing Julie and Paul Garner in their legal battle following Paul's stroke.

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A woman whose life was devastated by spinal injury blunders has spoken of her relief that her battle with the NHS is over after being awarded £925,000 in compensation to help her to pick up the pieces.

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An inquest to determine if more could have been done to prevent the death of a new born baby opens today (16 July) in Wakefield.

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Full service law firm JMW help secure £4.37 million payout for a woman who has been left with severe disabilities after appalling delays treating her spinal cord injury.

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A Preston family are extremely relieved that their long battle to secure compensation for their severely disabled son has finally come to an end after the High Court in London today approved the terms of a compensation settlement worth £3.9 million.

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A grandmother has spoken of her devastation at the death of her husband after a hospital misdiagnosed a life-threatening condition as muscle strain and sent him home.

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

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Natasha Jackson, now 23, was left severely physically and mentally disabled after errors made by hospital staff during her mother’s pregnancy, Natasha’s delivery and in the first few days of her life starved her brain of oxygen leading to significant cerebral palsy.

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JMW has secured a multi-million pound care package for an eight-year-old girl who has severe cerebral palsy due to mistakes made prior to her birth that starved her brain of oxygen.

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JMW recently helped the family of a man with severe brain damage after a delay in diagnosis to secure almost £4 million in compensation to cover the cost of the 24-hour life-long care he needs. This press release has the details.

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Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, is representing a baby boy who suffered devastating and preventable brain damage after a catalogue of errors by midwives. Khan Gold's parents have called on the hospital responsible to ensure lessons are learned from his case.

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Surgeons left a hypodermic needle in Jeanette Brazil's foot during surgery, an NHS never event which should not have happened if adequate preventative measures had been taken. Jeanette, who has cerebral palsy, said that the incident made coping with her disability more difficult and has called for lessons to be learned to protect other patients.

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JMW, in partnership with the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association, has contributed to a national inquiry into care for spinal cord injured people.

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John Buckley's heart stopped five times after doctors at Salford Royal Hospital failed to treat an infection in his hip for five days. JMW is negotiating a compensation settlement to provide John with the care he needs.

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JMW has supported the family of a baby who died the day after being sent home from Milton Keynes Hospital through the inquest process.

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The JMW website has been given the thumbs up from Henshaws Society for Blind People after an audit by one of their service users. This press release has the details.

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JMW represented the family of Andrew Ross, a weight loss patient who died following a procedure to remove excess skin, at the inquest into his death. JMW has echoed the coroner's comment that the hospital's internal investigation procedures must improve.

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The General Medical Council has announced plans for tougher action for doctors who injure patients. Olivia Scates, a partner in JMW's specialist medical negligence department, gives her expert reaction.

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Antony Louca was left seriously unwell after his bile duct was cut during an operation to remove his gall bladder at a private hospital. JMW are investigating the care provided to him. On Wednesday he told his story to the BBC News in a piece about private hospital patient safety data.

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The medical negligence department of JMW Solicitors has been announced as the official sponsor of Henshaws Society for Blind People's Bright for Sight campaign. This press release has the details.

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JMW client Viv Reynolds has been left with terminal cervical cancer after appalling screening errors at a Cheshire hospital meant the disease went undetected for three years. The hospital trust has admitted the failures and apologised to Viv.

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JMW recently represented the family of a vulnerable diabetic man at the inquest into his death. The coroner criticised aspects of his care and has sent concerns to the Department of Health.

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Rob Law, 62, of Wirral Merseyside was given a cancerous kidney in a transplant operation. The NHS has awarded him a six figure compensation settlement to help him to rebuild his life.

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Ayub Abdirazak suffered devastating brain damage after errors at a London hospital during his birth. After intervention from JMW the hospital trust admitted liability. This press release has the details.

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On the fifth anniversary of Jade Goody’s tragic death a Bristol woman who developed cervical cancer after a smear test was wrongly reported as normal has spoken of her own ordeal.

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A JMW client whose life was devastated by spinal injury blunders has won her case at trial. Our news story has the details.

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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.

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The inquest into the death of Rhianna Rawding (9) on Christmas Day 2012 heard that she was wrongly sent home from hospital.

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JMW is representing the devastated parents of a nine-year-old girl who died from septicaemia on Christmas Day after a doctor sent her home from hospital.

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Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, has secured the highest compensation settlement ever awarded to a victim of cauda equina syndrome - £2.638 million.

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A new study carried out by Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors has revealed that women are more likely to feel let down by the NHS than men. The study, commissioned by the law firm’s clinical negligence department, asked a sample of UK-based respondents from a variety of age and wage brackets to share their opinion on the NHS. The report can be found attached.

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The success of the JMW medical negligence team has made way for the promotion of existing staff and two new recruits. Our press release has the details.

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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.

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JMW has discovered that more than £16 million in compensation has been paid to patients and families affected by avoidable bed sores in the last 10 years. Our press release has the details.

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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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JMW medical negligence solicitor Katie Nolan has represented the family of a pensioner who was killed by food errors at Salford Royal Hospital.Our press release has the details.

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Mother Tammie O'Leary has asked JMW to investigate the care provided to her one-year-old son Jonjo after he suffered worrying injuries to his legs while in hospital. Our press release has the details.

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An association has launched to help people with serious spinal injury cauda equina syndrome. Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW Solicitors, has been invited to its board. Our press release has the details.

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Jamie Quinnell has cerebral palsy due to the negligence of maternity staff. Jamie was represented by Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW. Our press release has the details.

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Our specialist brain injury team has secured £8.8 million for a child with cerebral palsy caused by errors made by maternity staff. Read our press release to find out more.

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A couple represented by JMW were left devastated by the stillbirth of their baby boy, which was caused by appalling errors by a maternity unit in Manchester. Our press release has the details.

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JMW client Vasili Kalisperas was catastrophically brain damaged after a student midwife failed to act on his newborn jaundice. BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester interviewed Eddie Jones about the issue.

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JMW Solicitors are calling on the NHS to add a new never event to its list of serious but preventable patient safety incidents.

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The parents of a baby boy who suffered severe brain damage after an unaccompanied student midwife made basic failures in care have called on a trust to put safeguards in place to ensure the same situation is never repeated. Read JMW client Vasili Kalisperas' story in our latest press release.

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Hot on the heels of the new recruits appointed by the medical negligence department at JMW Solicitors last quarter the team has added even more talented individuals to its ranks. Read our press release to find out who has come on board.

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The medical negligence team at JMW recently raised £2,200 for a charity that helps disabled children. Find out how by reading our press release.

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Ruth Stanton was just 30 when she was struck down by a stroke, which has left her unable to work, with difficulties reading and writing and with significant short-term memory problems. Her family believes that with better care from hospital doctors this could have been avoided. The JMW medical negligence team obtained Ruth a six figure compensation settlement to enable her family to cope with her permanent brain injury.

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The medical negligence team at JMW achieved almost £19 million in compensation for clients injured by medical errors in April 2013, making it their record month.

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JMW clinical negligence client Debbie Thomason has launched a battle for justice after suffering permanent spinal damage, which she feels could have been avoided. Read her story here.

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The JMW medical negligence team has added to its ranks with two new appointments thanks to continued business growth and the promotion of existing staff.

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The negligence of doctors at a Bury hospital cost grandfather Malcolm Spencer his sight in one eye. He was represented by Angharad Hughes in a legal challenge and is now to receive compensation from the hospital trust.

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Cyril Mundy, of Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, suffered a year of pain and anguish after a knee replacement. He was represented by JMW's Melissa Gardner. Here he tells his story.

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Press release about JMW client's fight for justice. CP suffered devastating brain damage following his birth at a London hospital, which his family believe was because his newborn jaundice was not treated appropriately.

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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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JMW clinical negligence client Brian Dowsett, 75, lost a leg after Dr Hans Raj Yadav failed to diagnose a dangerous blood clot, despite there being glaring warning signs. After taking legal action with JMW, Dr Yadav admitted he acted negligently and a six figure compensation settlement was agreed to fund Brian's future care.

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Clip of JMW clinical negligence partner Olivia Scates and her client Becki Sharp on BBC Radio Northampton. Becki's son Callum has Erb's Palsy after mistakes were made at his birth, which the hospital has now apologised for.

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A team from JMW has raised £1000 for children's charity The Legacy Rainbow House. Read our press release to find out how they did it.

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A man suffering from chronic kidney disease has won an admission of negligence from the NHS after they admitted a failure to communicate the possibility the transplant donor had lymphoma to his transplant team.

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The latest additions to the medical negligence department include a nurse paralegal and a solicitor.

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The High Court in London has today given its seal of approval for compensation amounting to £4.8 million to be paid to a JMW client left severely brain damaged due to medical blunders.

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Coverage on BBC online for Sally Leonard's case of Adam Spinks, which settled for £3.35 million

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Expert reaction from Eddie Jones, head of clinical negligence at law firm JMW, to the Public Accounts Committee statement on hospital finances.

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Eddie Jones, head of the Clinical Negligence department at law firm JMW, gives his expert reaction to the findings that high-risk surgery care is below acceptable standards.

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Expert comment from the Clinical Negligence department of JMW Solicitors on the breast cancer surgery scandal at Solihull Hospital

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Expert comment on the Stafford Hospital failings inquiry from Eddie Jones, head of the Clinical Negligence department at JMW Solicitors.

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Coverage with the Manchester Evening News for the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury departments' awards success

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Coverage with the Business Desk for JMW's Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury departments' success at the National Personal Injury awards 2011

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JMW is acting for Jaudaan Bapu a five year old boy from Preston who suffered brain damage when a midwife failed to recognise he was suffering from jaundice as a baby.

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Jaudaan Bapu is a five year old boy from Preston who suffered brain damage when a midwife failed to recognise he was suffering from jaundice as a baby. Read his story from the Lancashire Evening Post.

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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.

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Eddie Jones, Head of the Clinical Negligence Department at JMW Solicitors has recently settled a case in which surrogacy costs were paid by the NHS as part of the settlement.

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Ann Alexander has been brought in by JMW to act as a PR and media consultant for its clinical negligence department.

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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.

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A boy who suffered brain damage whilst being delivered at a birthing centre has been awarded £6.4m in damages.

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The High Court in London will today be asked to approve a payment of £6.4 million to 8 year old Theo Kramer who was severely brain damaged during his birth at the Edgware Birth Centre in April 2002. The payment will be made by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust on behalf of the Edgware Birth Centre.

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Brian Dowsett lost his leg when doctors failed to diagnose a blood clot. He has recently appeared on BBC's Inside Out talking of the issues he faces.

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