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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Legal Aid, Sentencing And Punishment Of Offenders Act 2012 Comes Into Force

Posted By Moosa Duke - 5th April 2013

The Law society has warned of the risk of people taking the law into their own hands, now that legal aid is no longer available for cases involving divorce, child custody, clinical negligence, welfare, employment, immigration, housing, debt, benefit and education. The government’s aim is to try and reduce the […]

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Jonathan Jones Takes Silk

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Jonathan Jones, one of our most regularly instructed barristers from No 5 Chambers, Birmingham has become a QC (Queen’s Counsel).

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Rationing In The NHS Leads To Inequality In Access To Healthcare

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Figures show that the availability of common surgical procedures across England vary due to restrictions put in place by some Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Due to the costs of surgery, research shows that the number hernia repairs, hip and knee replacement, cataract and varicose vein operation are restricted by some […]

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NHS Failing People With Learning Difficulties

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Recent Department of Health research demonstrates that people with learning disabilities are likely to die on average 16 years earlier due to NHS failings such as delays or problems investigating, diagnosing and treating illness. Researchers at Bristol University looked at the death rates of people at five Primary Care Trusts […]

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Guidance To The Key Changes Taking Effect On 1st April 2013 – Known As The Jackson Reforms

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

The new rules are to be introduced in April 2013 as part of an overall idea to cut the costs of litigation. They are the result of an extensive inquiry into the costs of litigation carried out by Lord Justice Jackson. Hence they have become known as the Jackson Reforms. […]

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