Preventable errors still occurring in hospitals

Posted By Moosa Duke - 24th May 2013

Over the past four years 750 patients have suffered due to preventable mistakes made whilst they were patients at NHS hospitals. Incidents such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving instruments inside patients are categorised by the Department of Health as “Never Events”. This means that these events […]

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The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers Meeting 2013

Posted By Moosa Duke - 23rd May 2013

  Mehmooda Duke, member of the executive committee of The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL)  and Krishna Kotecha attended the meeting where over 100 firms of specialist Clinical Negligence Lawyers gathered to discuss the recent rule changes.

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New Figures Show a Reduction in Medical Expenditure

Posted By admin - 22nd May 2013

You will not be surprised to hear that we were very interested in the release of recent statistics from the ONS (Office of National Statistics) which reveal the state of healthcare expenditure in the UK between 2007 and 2011. The report shows that healthcare expenditure grew strongly between 1997 to […]

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Happy 10th Anniversary Moosa-Duke Solicitors!

Posted By Moosa Duke - 22nd May 2013

For 10 years Mehmooda Duke defended doctors, dentists, hospitals and healthcare professionals. In 2002, whilst she was an associate at national firm Browne Jacobson, she had her ‘lightbulb’ moment and decided that the time had come to act for victims of medical negligence. Mehmooda Duke moved from London to Leicester […]

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Accident And Emergency – Biggest Crisis In More Than A Decade

Posted By Moosa Duke - 20th May 2013

The fundamental challenge presently facing Accident & Emergency (A&E) services today is seeing more emergency patients, without letting waiting times increase and quality of patient care and safety fall.  The key waiting target is currently set at 95 per cent of A&E attendees being seen within four hours. The latest […]

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Failure To Diagnose Fracture In A&E – Client Receives £60,000

Posted By Moosa Duke - 14th May 2013

Mr Z fell from his bicycle and injured his lower leg. The following day, his leg was painful, red and swollen. He therefore attended the Accident & Emergency department at his local hospital. No x-ray was requested or carried out and Mr Z was discharged later the same day with […]

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NHS 111 Service Failing To Live Up To Expectations

Posted By Moosa Duke - 3rd May 2013

A Board Paper by NHS England into the new non-emergency helpline has revealed that it is in a ‘fragile’ state with calls bring routinely unanswered, putting lives at risk. The report explains that “NHS 111 was introduced to make it easier for the public to access urgent healthcare services. It […]

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New Inspection Regime following Mid-Staffordshire Scandal

Posted By Moosa Duke - 18th April 2013

Fifty NHS Trusts are due to be inspected in light of the failings highlighted by the Mid-Staffordshire scandal. The Trusts, which have all given cause for concern, will each undergo a four-week inspection as part of a new regime led by the Chief Inspector of hospitals. The inspection teams will […]

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X -v- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Posted By Moosa Duke - 16th April 2013

Moosa-Duke Solicitors have this month successfully concluded a claim which arose as a result of poor nursing and medical care at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Mr X saw a local GP complaining of vomiting copious amounts of green bile. He was diagnosed with a water infection and poor kidney function and […]

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Leeds General Infirmary – Heart Surgery Scandal

Posted By Moosa Duke - 16th April 2013

In July 2012 the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) made a decision that the children’s heart surgery units at Leeds General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and Royal Brompton Hospital in London would close.  A proposal was made that treatment would instead be concentrated at seven specialist hospitals. […]

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