Post on 9 Jan 2017
The disciplinary proceedings against Leeds children's heart surgeon Nihal Weerasena commence today before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester. The allegation against Mr Weerasena is that 'between March 2008 and November 2012 whilst working as a consultant surgeon at Leeds there were a...
Post on 13 Dec 2016
At the end of 2016, the CQC published a report following an large scale review into deaths of patients in acute community and mental health care at NHS Trusts across the UK. Although the report centres around deaths of the elderly and with acute mental health needs, the findings are relevant...
Post on 9 Dec 2016
'Questions remain over 7 yr old Luke Jenkins' death: why was PHSO report so different from the Bristol Review?
Laurence Vick and his team represent Luke's parents Stephen Jenkins and Faye Valentine in their quest for justice See the link to Shaun Lintern's article in today's Health Services Journal Investigation finds major service failure related to second child's death at hospital
Post on 8 Dec 2016
Shaun Lintern reported in the HSJ on 23 November 2016 that the initial findings of the NHS England national review of PICUs would be announced in the next few weeks. The national review was ordered by Eleanor Grey QC in her June 2016 report into the problems at the Bristol children's heart unit....
Post on 24 Nov 2016
On 16 November, in the Royal Courts of Justice, London, Master Eastman entered Judgment for our client David Yates, against his former employer, Mollart Engineering Limited of Surbiton, Surrey. Mr Yates was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2014. Mr Yates began his engineering apprenticeship...
Post on 10 Nov 2016
The Michelmores clinical negligence team continue to hold Band 1 status in the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners. This furthers the team's status as a 'hugely well-regarded practice' across the region. It was noted in the latest results that the team has particular expertise in...
Post on 30 Sep 2016
Cancers that start in a woman's reproductive system are known as gynaecological cancers. There are five main types and it is important to know the key symptoms of each. Charlotte is 28, she receives the 3 yearly letter telling her that she needs to have a smear test. Like so many women, Charlotte...
Post on 2 Sep 2016
Reports from European Society of Cardiology Conference Rome suggest that there is a worrying incidence of misdiagnosed heart attacks, particularly involving women. Many of the developments from the European Society of Cardiology Conference in Rome last week - the world's largest cardiology...
Post on 5 Aug 2016
A GP or 'family doctor' is often the key contact at the start of any medical treatment. When things go wrong it can be daunting to bring a negligence claim against the person you trusted would be there to help you. When you feel unwell, a GP is often the first person you see. We all rely on GPs...
Post on 27 Jul 2016
It will not have escaped your notice that in the last week, there have been increasing numbers of zombified people walking slowly in seemingly meaningless loops, looking at their phones intently, catching imaginary animals. This is the rise of the fun and addictive game, Pokémon Go – but already...