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North Devon District Hospital maternity deaths

  • Published: Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • Category: NHS
  • Tags: maternity,

A BBC report published today, following consideration of NHS reports has revealed that at least twenty maternity deaths or cases involving serious harm have been linked to North Devon District Hospital. The report details that a previously unreleased 2017 review raised serious questions about maternity care at the Trust. The report also identified failings in …

Amputations in patients with diabetes

  • Published: Friday March 20, 2020
  • Category: NHS
  • Tags: diabetes_amputations,

Diabetes UK recently published data which showed there were 27,465 amputations from 2015–2018. This is marked increase on previous years. The Charity attributed this to a lack of specialist foot care teams, made up of podiatrists, physicians and nurses, within hospitals. Therefore, there was less awareness of the severe impact that foot injuries or wounds …

Compensation payment will ensure that client can access care and provide for his family

  • Published: Tuesday March 17, 2020
  • Category: Medical negligence
  • Tags: delay-cancer-diagnosis,

One of our clients at Graystons has been awarded a six figure settlement following a negligent delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer. JW from Derby was finally diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 despite having troubling symptoms for a number of years previously. Following investigation by the legal experts at Graystons, it was established …

Mental Health Care

  • Published: Friday February 28, 2020
  • Category: Default
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A BBC report this week has detailed how a teenager, Miss Emily Moore tragically took her own life whilst at a mental health hospital within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Emily’s sad death follows four similar death’s over the last two years at the same Trust. It also tragically follows Emily’s father …

Death of Cheltenham lady at Gloucester psychiatric hospital

  • Published: Monday February 24, 2020
  • Category: Default
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As reported by BBC News, the health ombudsman has held that the death of Erica Henderson, following failings by Gloucestershire Health & Care and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, was avoidable. The ombudsman, Rob Behrens, advised that there was a “mix up” when she changed hospitals and that she had suffered a seizure but wasn’t seen …

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