Medical Negligence

 

Poor communication and missed opportunities to obtain informed consent led to wrongful Down's syndrome birth

Boyes Turner have successfully secured judgment on liability for the claimant in the case of Mordel v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 2591 (QB) The defendant NHS trust was found to have failed to obtain informed consent in this wrongful...

Diabetes and Amputation

By 2025 it is estimated that more than 5 million people in the UK will have diabetes. According to Diabetes UK, there have been 26,378 diabetes-related lower limb amputations in the last three years. The statistics relating to diabetes-related amputations...

A new NHS safety strategy - what does it really mean for patients?

In July 2019, the NHS announced a new strategy for improving patient safety. ‘ The NHS Patient Safety Strategy: Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients ’ claims to have the potential to save nearly 1,000 lives and up to £100m in...

Five of the most common claims that we see against GPs

In a career spanning approximately 40 years, a GP can expect several claims of negligence to be made against them. In 2016 the Medical Protection Society (a medical defence organisation) examined their claims data and identified five errors which result in...

New Group B Strep (GBS) trial may offer hope for reduction in neonatal injury

Group B streptococcus, also known as GBS, is a common infection which is carried by many women. In most cases, for the adult woman, it is harmless. However, when GBS is contracted by a newborn baby, it can quickly overwhelm their undeveloped immune system....

How to win a cauda equina claim ' Q&A with Richard Money-Kyrle, a CES specialist and partner at Boyes Turner

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) - a rare but dangerous medical emergency in which compression of the spinal cord can lead to lifelong disability - has recently hit the headlines. Caught early, much of the resulting damage to the patient’s bowel,...

Who can claim compensation for psychiatric injury caused by medical negligence?

At Boyes Turner, our medical negligence lawyers specialise in high value compensation claims for clients who have suffered life-changing physical and neurological disability. Our clients’ injuries often involve brain damage at birth with lasting severe...

Living with amputation - how does specialist physiotherapy help?

The road to rehabilitation, restored mobility and independence can be rough for an amputee. So, what’s the secret to successful use of prosthetics? We asked Kat Sizer, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at Pace Rehabilitation to share her insights...

Can cohabitees claim compensation after their partner's death from negligence?

The loss of a life partner can never be fully compensated. Marriages, civil partnerships and cohabiting relationships are built on far more than anything money can buy. Nevertheless, in the aftermath of an unexpected death of their spouse or partner...

A timely reminder to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis

When meningitis strikes, it often does so without warning followed by swift and devastating deterioration. Parents and healthcare practitioners must be alert to the danger signs and ready to act quickly to avoid tragic consequences. Whilst meningitis can...
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