Moosa Duke Solicitors Secure £3million compensation

Posted By admin - 5th August 2014

Moosa Duke Solicitors have in the last 2 weeks secured compensation of £3 million for a mother in a wrongful birth claim where a baby was born with a serious medical condition. The law on wrongful birth claims is very complex, and therefore Moosa Duke solicitors are very pleased with […]

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Private Surgeons and Hospitals being investigated

Posted By admin - 20th April 2018

Following the failings that were allowed by rouge surgeon Ian Paterson to harm patients leading him to being sentenced to 20 years in jail, there has been growing concern relating to private surgeons providing treatment in private hospitals. This prompted 206 private hospitals being comprehensively investigated by the Care Quality […]

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Mehmooda Duke nominated for Solicitor of the Year

Posted By admin - 10th April 2018

Our CEO, Mehmooda Duke, has been nominated for Leicestershire Law Society Solicitor of the Year, as featured in the Leicester Mercury today. The awards ceremony is on 27th April 2018 and we wish her the best of luck.

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Thousands of deaths due to sepsis are avoidable

Posted By admin - 6th March 2018

Figures from Sepsis UK Trust indicate that Sepsis kills 44,000 people every year in the UK, however with better awareness it could save 14,000 of those lives annually. Sepsis can occur as a result of any infection, this could range from having a urinary tract infection or a simple contaminated […]

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Government Review into Vaginal Mesh Operations

Posted By admin - 26th February 2018

A reported 800 women are taking legal action against the makers of vaginal mesh implants, due to the complications many women are facing. A vaginal mesh implant is a plastic mesh, which is intended to repair damaged or weakened tissue. It is primarily used by surgeons to treat pelvic organ […]

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Children left with severe disabilities after women were given the epilepsy drug ‘valproate’ during pregnancy

Posted By admin - 19th February 2018

The BBC recently reported that approximately 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities.  This is due to the use of the epilepsy drug “Sodium Valproate”, (known as Epilim), during their mother’s pregnancy since the 1970’s.  It is reported that exposure to this drug in the womb carries […]

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Risk To Patient Safety In Hospitals

Posted By admin - 22nd January 2018

The BBC recently reported that 68 senior Accident & Emergency (A&E) doctors wrote and signed a letter sent to the Prime Minister, which outlined the risks hospital patients have been facing over the winter. The BBC reports that the letter sets out how the pressure on hospitals over the recent […]

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Health Secretary Calls for Inquests For Stillbirths

Posted By admin - 15th January 2018

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for a change in the law to allow inquests into stillbirths. Currently, inquests are only carried out when a baby is born alive and then dies. In addition, a claim for a bereavement award (currently £12,980) as part of a clinical negligence case is […]

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Unmarried woman wins legal battle for bereavement damages in ‘historic decision’

Posted By admin - 11th December 2017

Following a landmark Court of Appeal decision, Ms Jakki Smith has succeeded in her battle to help obtain better rights for unmarried couples. Ms Smith’s partner of 16 years, John Bulloch, died from an infection that was not noticed by medics.  As part of the claim for negligence following Mr […]

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MPs blame ‘defensive’ NHS culture for increased cost of clinical negligence claims

Posted By admin - 7th December 2017

In a recent report on clinical negligence costs prepared by the Public Accounts Committee, health bosses from NHS Trusts are described as having a ‘prevailing attitude of defensiveness’, which has led to a significant increase in clinical negligence claims. The costs of these claims have quadrupled from £400m in 2006/07 […]

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Strain on NHS Services Raises Safety Concerns

Posted By admin - 22nd November 2017

Despite the Department Of Health claims that they have put in place the “biggest ever expansion of training places” for doctors and nurses in the NHS, a report by NHS Providers suggests that demand for services continues to outstrip supply. Whilst NHS staff numbers have increased by 6% in the last […]

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