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  April 18, 2019
Figures have recently been released by the charity, Inquest, showing a huge disparity between funding for the state and individual families to attend inquests.
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  March 25, 2019
In the news recently has been a case relating to a 74 year old man who has lost his eyesight as a result of an inadequate A&E attendance.
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  March 21, 2019
Inquests are fact finding hearings. The aim is for the coroner to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an individual and is limited to answering four key questions, who, when, where and how did an individual come to their death. It can often be a daunting experience for the families involved, especially if you are asked to give a statement regarding the circumstances and are called to give oral evidence.
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  January 31, 2019
Our Clinical Negligence team hosted their inaugural conference in Leeds on the 29th January 2019.
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  November 16, 2018
The tragedy continues in the review ordered by the government of Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. Patient safety concerns forced the health secretary to put the hospital trust into special measures. This Trust is no longer trusted to run itself and is now being overseen by NHS Improvement. It is reportedly the first time a Trust has been placed in this position without a recommendation from the care Quality commission first of all.
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  November 5, 2018
A landmark ruling in the case of Darnley V Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has been made in the Supreme Court. The case involved Mr Darnley, who attended at A&E following a head injury. Mr Darnley was advised by the reception staff that the wait would be five hours and as a result decided to return home.
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  July 18, 2018
On the 21st January 2018 at 5pm, Jake Stanley aged 3 years old was taken to Whiston Hospital in Merseyside following a seizure that he had at home. Whilst travelling to the hospital, Jake suffered another seizure and was attached to a ventilator a short time later. Jake had stopped fitting at this time. A staff nurse had prepared an injection of undiluted phenytoin (anti-seizure medication) whilst Dr Thomas Whitby was out of the room, failing to label it.
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  June 22, 2018
You may have seen the highly reported matter in the media relating to Gosport Hospital. In brief, an independent panel have undertaken an investigation in relation to treatment at Gosport War Memorial Hospital and have found that there was a disregard for human life for a large number of patients between 1989-2000. It has been found that 456 lives were shortened by inappropriate and dangerous levels of painkillers being prescribed and that, taking into account records which are missing, a further 200 patients may also have been affected.
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