Hospital admitted there were ‘missed opportunities’ to save the life of a 12 month old child

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With an increase in the incidence of meningitis in children in the UK; a recently reported article in the Manchester Evenings News is concerning and should be taken as a warning. The full article can be found here.  “Dad of baby who died of meningitis pleaded with a doctor to give son a blood test – they replied ‘why?” The … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure £8m compensation for brain damaged girl following 12 year battle for justice

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Jane McBennett, Associate in Morrish Solicitors clinical negligence department, has successfully concluded a long running cerebral palsy claim for a 12 year old girl who was left severely disabled as the result of blunders at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Under the terms of the settlement which was recently approved in the High Court, the Claimant will receive a lump sum of … Read More

Record rise in newborn babies with brain injury

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The number of babies left brain-damaged by NHS mistakes has increased by a record amount amid a campaign for ‘normal’ births. Official figures show the number of claims against maternity units for cases which ended in life-long disability has risen by almost a quarter in one year. Safety experts said a ‘cult-like fixation’ on ‘normal birth’, with doctors kept out … Read More

Justice for Hurler’s Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Justice for Hurler's Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Ombudsman warns of inappropriate discharge from hospital

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The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published a report showing how some vulnerable patients are inappropriately discharged from hospital. In a number of complaints investigated by the Ombudsman, frail elderly or disabled patients were put at risk as a result of not having anyone else at home or not having food or drink. The Ombudsman had seen a significant … Read More