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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

Teenager receives £500,000 settlement from NHS Trust for brain damage
  • 13.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence Birth Injuries Brain Injury brain damage
​A child who suffered a catastrophic brain injury before his birth at a hospital in Sheffield has received a settlement of £500,000 in compensation, despite the trust in question offering no admission of liability and denying that clinical negligence played any part in the boy’s injuries. Our Gill Edward comments here... Read the rest of this post...
NHS Trust admits liability after patient not properly anaesthetized during operation
  • 11.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence medical negligence negligent care negligent surgery anaesthetic
A woman who underwent gynecological surgery at Yeovil Hospital in July 2018 “suffered awareness of painful surgical stimuli” during the procedure, after she was given a spinal anaesthetic instead of the general anaesthetic usually administered for that type of surgery. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Wheelchairs and unsolicited touching: Help or hindrance?
​A recent news article featured on the BBC’s Ouch section told the story of Bronwyn Berg, a wheelchair user who became so fed-up with people manhandling her without asking, she put spikes on her wheelchair. We decided to speak to a number of our clients who are wheelchair users and find out about their experiences with strangers and their unwanted ‘manhandling’… Read the rest of this post...
19 top tips to help new ostomates come to terms with their stoma and live a happy life
  • 02.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence serious injury stoma ostomate Crohn's disease stoma surgery ulcerative colitis stoma awareness
Two ostomates offer their 19 top tips on how to come to terms with a stoma and live a happy life after recently undergoing stoma surgery. Read more here... Read the rest of this post...
Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital: Babies & mums died 'amid toxic culture'
  • 22.11.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Brain Injury Stillbirth NHS birth injury cerebral palsy brain damage Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust maternity care failings substandard care
It has been revealed, in a report leaked to the Independent, that dozens of mothers and babies died amid a “toxic” culture at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in what is being described as 'the largest maternity scandal in NHS history'. Read the rest of this post...
Keeping fit with a stoma: Jenna’s story
Jenna Donofry made the decision to schedule surgery for the removal of her large intestine in 2012 after living with Crohn’s disease with no remission for eight years. After a lengthy recovery process, Jenna fell in love with fitness. Here, she tells her story. Read the rest of this post...
Potter Rees Dolan listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2020
We are delighted to announce that Potter Rees Dolan has been listed in the The Times Best Law Firms for a second year running! Read the rest of this post...
Inspiring ostomates share their stories...
  • 05.11.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Awareness hidden disability stoma colostomy bag Urostomy bag Ileostomy bag Colostomy ileostomy urostomy invisible illness
As part of our ongoing campaign to increase body positivity and tackle the stigma associated with having a stoma, we’ve spoken to a number of these individuals to hear their stories - and hopefully provide inspiration to people living with a stoma who may be lacking in confidence. Read the rest of this post...
Clinical Negligence: Human cost of avoidable NHS errors outweighs financial cost
  • 31.10.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Opinion
  • Clinical negligence NHS serious injury AvMA NHS Resolution NHS blunders Medical Negilgence Mail on Sunday
Over the weekend, the Mail on Sunday published an article which heavily criticized the amount of money paid out by the NHS to victims of Clinical Negligence, and in turn the size of the costs bill that is paid to the firms who represent such individuals. In our latest blog, we reiterate that without such claims, poor care would go unchecked, there would be little to no accountability, and there would be little hope of improving standards. And that ultimately, the human cost of these avoidable errors far outweighs financial cost. Read the rest of this post...
NHS Resolution report highlights failures in fetal monitoring as main contributor to brain injury at birth
  • 15.10.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Birth Injuries Brain Injury birth injury NHS Resolution fetal monitoring infant brain injury
A new report published by NHS Resolution at the end of September has provided an analysis of maternity cases passed through the organisation’s new Early notification scheme within the first year of its launch (2017/18). Gill Edwards, Partner within our Clinical Negligence department specialising in acting on behalf of newborns and children who have suffered brain injury at the time of their birth, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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