Poor NHS Care for Women with Heart Failure

A recent article in the Daily Mail revealed that a study by Oxford University found female patients receive ‘sub optimal care’ when it comes to diagnostic tests, prescriptions and follow-up appointments.  The research was led by Dr Nathalie Conrad, a PhD student who focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. ‘Heart failure is a severe condition Read More …

Maternal Infection could be Halved if Antibiotics are Given

Sepsis is a problem in the UK. According to an article recently published in the Daily Mail, sepsis is the biggest cause of maternal death in the UK When it comes to childbirth, assisted births (forceps or ventouse) increase the risk of sepsis. A study has revealed that if antibiotics were given to mothers who Read More …

Giving Birth at Night or During the Weekend – an increase in medical negligence and compensation claims?

According to research conducted by the Daily Mail (following information obtained under the Freedom of Information Laws), three quarters of maternity units have no Consultants during the night. Apparently, the majority of Consultants go home at night and leave the care of women in labour to midwives and junior doctors. According to the Daily Mail, Read More …

Medical Negligence: Reduction in Stillbirths Rates

Well done to Hull Women’s and Children’s Hospital! According to the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust website, the Trust have reduced stillbirth by 36 per cent from 25 in 2016/17 to 14 so far in 2018/2019. The Trust have adopted national guidelines to save babies’ lives. It puts helping women to stop smoking, monitoring Read More …

Misdiagnosis of Cancer Claims and Failure to Diagnose Cancer Claims

It was recently reported in the media that more than 500 patients have received compensation from the NHS since 2014 for failing to spot cancer in patients. Misdiagnosis of cancer claims has cost the NHS £46.9 million in compensation and it is alleged that misdiagnosis of cancer cases occur as often as three times a Read More …

Each Baby Counts: Update

“Each Baby Counts” is the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s (“RCOG”) national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die (stillbirth or neonatal death) or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during labour (see earlier blog and https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts for more information). The salient points from the report Read More …

Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

An Increase in Pressure Sore Claims

The Clinical Negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have recently noticed a growing trend in cases concerning the poor treatment of pressure sores/ulcers which affect many members of the population, both young and old. These wounds, more commonly referred to as bed sores, can be incredibly distressing and lead to pain, immobility and even death. Read More …

Hospital bosses to be fined if patients get bed sores

HOSPITAL bosses will be fined £500 every time an NHS patient gets a serious bed sore at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch or the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove. The fines would be imposed on NHS bosses in Worcestershire and across the region for patients with grade three or four pressure ulcers (the most Read More …

Assessing Pressure Ulcers*

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. A pressure sore is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure sores are a graded injury:- Grade 1; Discoloration of the skin, oedema induration or hardness may Read More …