Medical Negligence Monday round-up

Medical Negligence Monday round-up

Hospital failings prompt call for inquiry in Wales
An elderly patient has died following alleged “serious neglect”, highlighting mortality rates in some hospitals across Wales.

 

The family of the deceased lady, who prefer not to be identified, have described the care she received at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital as “absolutely appalling”. Speaking to BBC Wales,…

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Girl, 2, dies ‘after doctors refused to carry out immediate scan’

Girl, 2, dies ‘after doctors refused to carry out immediate scan’

Alice Mason, 2, had been treated for a brain tumour two months before being taken to Kingston Hospital in Surrey, with vomiting and fever. So you would have hoped that special care would have been taken when her parents, Rosalind and Gareth Mason, took her in, clearly unwell again.

 

But they are now in the process of suing the hospital. They claim medical negligence, alleging that staff refused…

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Care is failing those with dementia

Care is failing those with dementia

Judging by the latest reports in the press, it seems that too many vulnerable and elderly people suffering from dementia are falling foul of medical negligence, too, rather than receiving the sensitive and expert care they require.

 

As we reported in our blog earlier this week, the family of one dementia patient who went missing from hospital claims that nurses didn’t even notice that he had left. What’s…

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Medical Negligence Monday round-up

Medical Negligence Monday round-up

Urgent action needed to tackle Britain’s child death rates
 

Official figures have revealed alarmingly high child mortality rates in Britain, according to a report in The Telegraph.

 

Currently, there are some 2,000 more deaths than expected annually, placing this country among the worst in Europe for childhood mortality.

 

Inadequate education and promotion of essential healthy lifestyle choices, such as breastfeeding, have been cited by experts as contributing to high death…

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Kate’s birth experience is unlikely to be typical

Kate’s birth experience is unlikely to be typical

As many wait impatiently for news of the Royal baby, it’s worth considering that Kate’s birth experience is unlikely to be typical. Certainly it is unlikely to mirror the many harrowing stories of birth injury or even death which medical negligence lawyers hear day in, day out.

 

The Duchess intends to have her baby in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where the world’s…

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