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GP Surgery
Settlement Medical negligence

Patient receives settlement following GPs’ failure to diagnose appendicitis

A man from London has received a five-figure settlement from a GP who failed to identify his appendicitis and refer him for the necessary hospital investigations, causing him months of physical and psychological suffering.  

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Women Cycling
Product recall OPSS

Product Recall Alert: Cervélo and Caledonia-5 Bikes recalled due to risks posed by handlebars

The Office of Product Safety and Standards has announced a recall of 15 models of bicycles and bicycle components due to the risk of injury posed by unsafe handlebars.

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Rushing Nurses
Settlement Medical negligence

Mother died after suffering a second serious medical negligence incident

In 1998, Mrs L was expecting her third child. She underwent an emergency Caesarean Section for pre-eclampsia at 34 weeks gestation. She suffered a placental abruption with 700 mls blood loss.

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Coroner's Sign
Medical negligence Inquests

Delay in diagnosing gall bladder operation complication “more than minimally” caused woman’s death at 66

A delay in diagnosing and treating a complication following her gall bladder removal was a more than minimal cause of a mother’s death at the age of 66, a coroner concluded.

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Discrimination Settlement BBC

BBC pays settlement damages to TV licence sex discrimination claim woman

The BBC has agreed to pay £6,500 in compensation to a single mother who claims she was discriminated against when she was prosecuted by TV Licensing, who take action against many more women than men every year.  

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High Court London
Forbury Gardens Medical negligence PIR

Pre-inquest review into the deaths of Reading murder victims, James Furlong, Dr David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett

The families of three men who were murdered by Khairi Saadallah in Forbury Gardens, Reading, in June 2020, have welcomed the commitment of the Judge Coroner to ensuring that lessons are learned to prevent others suffering the tragedy that they have endured.

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Gas Fire Flame
heat networks energy heating and electricity

Legal claim investigated on behalf of heat network energy customers

Residents whose home heating and hot water is supplied through a heat network could have grounds for a legal claim, according to law firm Leigh Day.

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Dogan Dervish
Medical negligence Settlement

Family receive apology and compensation after grandfather dies during dialysis

The family of a patient who bled to death while undergoing dialysis have received compensation and an apology from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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Defocussed Hospital Corridor
Medical negligence Surgical negligence Misdiagnosis

Abdominal hernia costs mechanic his career and damages his sex life

A 43-year-old man who had to abandon his career as a mechanic after a two-year delay in spotting an abdominal hernia has been secured a £450,000 settlement.

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Wye Valley
Environment Public law Supreme Court Planning

Campaigner applies to Supreme Court over Wye Valley cattle shed plan

Herefordshire resident, David Sahota has asked the Supreme Court to hear his claim that planning permission was given unlawfully to a farmer for a cattle shed on the edge of the River Wye Special Area of Conservation.

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Surgery Medical negligence

Knee surgery at Spire Bushey Hospital left sporty man in his 70s incapacitated

A man who has been left incapacitated by the results of knee surgery has settled his claim against Spire Healthcare.

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Eyesight Surgery
Medical negligence Settlement Misdiagnosis

Six figure settlement reached for man after complication of Optical Express laser eye surgery went undiagnosed for six months

A man, who we are referring to as Ali, has received a six-figure sum in compensation for negligent medical treatment following laser eye surgery at Optical Express.