Category: Maternity Wards

Pursuing Justice: Compensation for Falls in Hospital

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Falls in hospitals can represent a serious concern for patients and their families, often resulting in significant injuries and complications.

At The Medical Negligence Lawyers, we recognise the profound impact that such injuries in hospitals can have on individuals’ lives. Whether caused by inadequate supervision, unsafe conditions, or medical negligence, these incidents can lead to long-lasting physical and emotional harm.

In this article, we delve into why seeking compensation for falls in hospitals is imperative and how our firm can assist you in navigating this challenging process.

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Guide to Maternity Unit Negligence Claims with The Medical Negligence Lawyers

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Bringing new life into the world should be a joyous occasion, but when negligence occurs in a maternity unit, the consequences can be devastating. If you or a loved one has experienced maternity ward negligence, understanding the process of claiming medical negligence compensation is crucial.

In this detailed guide, we will navigate the complexities of maternity ward negligence claims, shedding light on the expertise and support available from The Medical Negligence Lawyers.

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Claiming compensation for midwifery negligence

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Anyone who has been affected by midwifery negligence could be entitled to claim compensation, and our leading team of medical negligence lawyers could represent you now, No Win, No Fee.

In some of the worst cases, negligence in this kind of setting could lead to people suffering permanent problems and complications, including children who may suffer for the rest of their lives. It is important that anyone affected by an issue such as this is entitled to seek the justice they deserve, and it is our role as specialist clinical negligence lawyers to fight hard for your right to justice.

You can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice and we can conduct a comprehensive claims assessment for you.

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Medical negligence claims for infant brain injuries

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Claiming medical negligence compensation for infant brain injuries requires the particular expertise and specialty of a law firm used to helping people in such situations.

As specialist medical negligence lawyers who specifically focus on, and specialise in, catastrophic injury claims, we are here to help you. We can offer a tailored service and provide No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients.

You can speak to our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice on a confidential basis here now.

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Safe maternity unit claims disproven in maternity care scandal

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With the completion of false self-assessments affecting some maternity units, a number of hospitals are now having to pay back millions of pounds to regulators. Some of the hospitals in question were already facing suspicion amid medical negligence claims and allegations of avoidable baby deaths, but it has since been confirmed that some 14 NHS trusts reportedly failed regarding at least one of the safety actions recommended. Of the 7 required to pay fines, each trust reportedly falsely claimed it had a safe maternity unit.

While the news may come as a shock to some, for those affected by poor maternity care, this development may be unsurprising. Indeed, figures have already shown just how much harm has been suffered by families due to negligent maternity services. In 2018-19, for medical negligence claims brought against the NHS, 60% of claims reportedly involved maternity care.

If you have been adversely affected by poor maternity care, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim. To discuss your case and find out more about how we could help you, do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation advice.

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Negligence on a ward – legal advice

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Hospital wards can be one of the most fast-paced healthcare environments, with nurses and doctors forced to keep on top of many responsibilities at once. We know that the NHS has been under strain for many years, and the coronavirus pandemic  has put even more pressure on our hospitals, but these difficulties are no excuse for a lower quality of care. If you have experienced medical negligence on a ward, or if your loved one has, you may be able to claim compensation for any harm that has been caused.

Whether a nurse has failed to check up on a patient, or a doctor has failed to notice a change in symptoms, there are several kinds of medical negligence that can arise on a ward, many of which are provoked by the inattention of medical professionals. If you think you may have a compensation claim to make, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.

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Inquiry into NHS maternity racism allegations

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We are concerned to note that an inquiry has recently opened up to investigate NHS maternity racism allegations, after data published in January raised concerns about the racial disparity of medical outcomes for pregnant women.

The study by MBRRACE-UK reportedly found that black women can be “four-times more likely” to die in childbirth or pregnancy than white women. Reports also indicated that women from Asian backgrounds could be twice as likely to be involved in a fatal outcome.

There are also broader concerns about the poorer medical treatment that pregnant women from ethnic minorities may be receiving from NHS professionals. The inquiry is set to look at how systemic racism manifests itself in maternity care.

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Urgent measures required at Basildon University Hospital maternity unit

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Basildon University Hospital maternity ward has been investigated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an anonymous whistleblower raised concerns over patient safety.

The maternity unit, once rated as ‘outstanding’, was rated ‘inadequate’, and urgent measures have been required to get their standard of care back to a safe level.

The number of staff has been deemed unsafe and a deadline was issued by the CQC for Basildon University Hospital maternity unit to rectify and improve the levels of care patients have been receiving.

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Nursing negligence claims for compensation

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Nursing negligence claims are one of the areas of law that we specialise in and represent victims for personal injury cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

In this article, we can briefly outline how you make a claim for compensation, who you claim from, and how you can prove your case. For the best chances of success and the best possible outcome, you need expert legal representation which is exactly what we offer.

You can also speak to our team now for free and no-obligation advice by completing a contact form here.

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Birth negligence compensation claims

The subject of birth negligence compensation claims is a sensitive one, of course. That being said, it’s an important one for us to discuss and advise on given that it can affect the lives of victims forever.

As a firm, when it comes to personal injury claims, we specifically focus on catastrophic compensation cases. Birth injury compensation claims is a part of this type of legal case, and it’s something that we can offer bespoke No Win, No Fee agreements for.

These types of serious negligence cases are best discussed with our team. We’re happy to offer free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice, and we can provide some general guidance in this article as well.

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Victims and families first in Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal

The focus of the inquiry into the recently unveiled Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal must ensure that the victims and their families are put first.

These are matters that have left permanent emotional scars on people’s lives, and the NHS must ensure that there is never a repeat of this kind of scandal ever again.  Nothing can ever be done to undo what has happened, and people who should have been experiencing one of the happiest times of their lives have instead been left with permanent heartbreak.

Some form of justice must be achieved so there can be a form of closure for those affected, and changes must be made to ensure this never happens again.

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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust scandal advice

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What is being called the “largest maternity scandal in NHS history” involving the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SATH) has hit the headlines this week.

We’re shocked and appalled by what we have seen, which appears to be a period of 40 years of negligent care and treatment that may involve as many as 600 cases of medical negligence. Leaked reports appear to have singled out at least 42 infant deaths and the deaths of three mothers, as well as outlining more than 50 cases of children being left with brain damage.

It appears that there has been substandard care across the board which may have resulted in dozens of deaths and cases of children being left with permanent and catastrophic injuries.

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