Independent review into breast screening failure

Posted By admin - 8th May 2018

Last week, Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said that up to 270 women in England could have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. 450,000 women aged 68-71 failed to get invitations since the problem first arose in 2009. Public Health […]

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Mehmooda Duke awarded LLS Solicitor of the Year 2018

Posted By admin - 30th April 2018

Mehmooda Duke, CEO of Moosa-Duke Solicitors, was awarded Solicitor of the Year by the Leicestershire Law Society.  At the awards ceremony, held at Athena on 27th April 2018, she was acknowledged for her work in Medical Negligence and her contribution to the legal community both locally and nationally. Mehmooda set […]

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Care Quality Commission identify multiple failings across Private Hospitals

Posted By admin - 20th April 2018

An investigation of 206 private hospital carried out by the Care Quality Commission has concluded that there are concerns of an ‘old fashioned’ approach to consultations and a reliance on old systems which led to a lack of monitoring and checks. Following the failings that allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson […]

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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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