medical negligence claim Archives - Diane Rostron

Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries in 2021

The Morecambe Bay maternity scandal came to light in 2015. Sadly since then, three investigations have been launched into the care delivered in three NHS Trusts across England and Wales. The coronavirus pandemic placed the NHS in the spotlight with a greater appreciation felt for our free national health service however, fear has been identified … Read more Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries in 2021

The families hurt by medical negligence need transparency to heal

The NHS successfully treats millions of patients every year. In a small number of cases however, avoidable errors occur leaving families devastated and needing answers. In these circumstances, transparency and empathy from the start from the medical professionals involved is essential to the healing process of those affected. We represent families who contact us in … Read more The families hurt by medical negligence need transparency to heal

Families affected by a birth injury suffer for life

Preventable birth injuries thankfully rarely occur with most babies delivered safe and well. For the small minority who are affected by an avoidable incident however, the physical and psychological effects are lifelong and impact every area of a family’s life. Taking place before, during or just after birth, a significant birth injury can lead to … Read more Families affected by a birth injury suffer for life

Compensation does not remove the pain following medical negligence

High value medical negligence settlements often hit the headlines, however, behind the £multi-million compensation payouts is significant hidden, and ongoing, hardship and pain. The NHS treats millions of patients each year and, in most cases, the care provided leads to patients leaving hospital safe and well. For some however, medical failings lead to serious injuries … Read more Compensation does not remove the pain following medical negligence

Sepsis – knowing the symptoms of this potentially life-threatening condition

A potentially life-threatening condition, sepsis is the body’s strong reaction to an infection and if not treated quickly, can lead to organ failure and death. According to the NHS, there are more deaths as a result of sepsis than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Recognising the symptoms early is vital, as is administering timely … Read more Sepsis – knowing the symptoms of this potentially life-threatening condition

Failure to deliver basic patient care leads to £multi-million medical negligence claim

A Sri Lankan family recently found themselves at the centre of media attention after their son, born healthy via a caesarean section, later suffered a catastrophic brain injury due to medical negligence. Now aged eight, he suffers with cerebral palsy as a result and is significantly impacted with impaired cognitive and physical abilities. As medical … Read more Failure to deliver basic patient care leads to £multi-million medical negligence claim

Blackpool Victoria Hospital worst in the country for A&E waiting times

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s A&E department is the worst in England for hitting the 4-hour maximum waiting time for patients according to new NHS figures. The hospital only managed to see 40.1% of A&E patients within four hours of their arrival in December 2017, compared to a national average of 77.3% and against an NHS-wide target … Read more Blackpool Victoria Hospital worst in the country for A&E waiting times