Tag Archives: medical negligence

Costs decision cuts deep

Following the successful appeal in medical negligence proceedings, a surgeon (Dr Gray) filed a notice of motion to vary the Court of Appeal’s costs orders. Mr Hobson, the plaintiff and respondent to the appeal, made his own application on costs.

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Mother Awarded Compensation for Son’s Birth Injuries

A mother has been awarded compensation amounting to £11 million after medical failings at her son’s birth led to him sustaining serious brain injuries, reports the Guardian.

Her son, who is now nine-years-old, was born in the maternity unit at King George hospital in Ilford. During the delivery, his heart rate slowed down, but medical staff failed to notice or carry out an emergency caesarean section.

His mother claimed that if the doctors and nurses had acted promptly her son might have been born in a healthy condition, but their failure to act meant that he developed severe cerebral palsy and also has a limited life expectancy.

In 2013 Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust apparently admitted that mistakes had been made at the boy’s birth. A settlement of £11 million was subsequently agreed, which has now been ratified at the High Court. 2013 also saw the closure of the maternity unit at the hospital.

The boy’s mother has said that the money will help to provide her son with a much better quality of life than he had previously been able to enjoy.

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Compensation Awarded Following Cancer Misdiagnosis

A woman has been awarded £900,000 in compensation after an aggressive form of mouth cancer went undiagnosed for over a year, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Andrea McNicholas, who is 49-years-old, had been referred to hospital by her dentist in June 2010 after raising concerns over a small hole in her mouth that refused to heal. An MRI scan and biopsy were carried out, but the results were never disclosed and she was prescribed antibiotics.

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