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Healys Medical Negligence Partner Jonathan Austen-Jones Acts For The Family Of Mrs Joan Blaber At Inquest

A hospital trust has been criticised for “serious failings” that led to the death of an elderly patient as a result of drinking cleaning fluid. An Inquest into her death, held between 10th and 18th September 2018, has resulted in the issue of a Regulation 28 Report (Prevention of Future Death report) by the Coroner.

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Health Forum Seminar

I recently attended a Westminster Health Forum Seminar in London. The key topic of the Seminar was the future funding of the NHS and how the cost of clinical negligence claims is too high and therefore causing pressure upon the NHS and the services they can offer.

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Legal Fee Cap Proposals Risk Access to Justice for Baby Deaths

There has been concern that government plans to cap legal costs for claims where damages are worth less than £25,000. This will have a huge impact on those claiming on the deaths of newborns, and stillbirths. There is concern that the cap will go against encouraging health trusts to learn from their mistakes, and will do nothing to improve patient management. 

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Thousands of patients suffering problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements

It has recently been reported in the press that DePuy, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson a manufacturer of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, and the NHS are at risk of having to face thousands of new hip replacement negligence claims after the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency products (MHRA) issued a new safety alert about the artificial hips.

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NHS hernia mesh repairs “leaving patients in chronic pain”

It was recently reported on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on the BBC that the NHS is using mesh to repair hernias which leave many patients in chronic pain.

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