A woman who had her private life and medical history used to help train staff without her permission has received a huge pay out for the breach of her privacy.
The cosmetic surgery industry has been through a period of scrutiny in recent years, particularly after the PIP scandal, when many faulty breast implants had to removed. In the past, many surgeons and clinics have been able to operate with limited regulations imposed upon them.
As more and more people have turned to cosmetic surgery in recent times, both invasive and non-invasive, the number of negligent procedures being recorded has also increased incrementally.
The hospital watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, has found areas still needing improvement following a recent assessment of Stepping Hill hospital. The areas that the CQC was still concerned with were in areas of safety and responsiveness in A & E.
A woman, who went through 10 years of pain and discomfort of having a painful ‘shark’ tooth digging into her upper lip, has won £10,000 dental compensation. The problems started when she was 10 years old and had problems with her milk teeth not falling out even though her adult teeth were coming through.
The HSE has investigated a manufacturing company after two of its workers sustained serious injuries to their limbs using heavy machinery. The two incidents happened separately and both involved moving machinery.
A woman has been left devastated after being told she had extensive and long standing gum disease and this meant that she must have nearly all her teeth removed. The patient took two dentists to court, one for reportedly failing to diagnose her with the disease which led to her drastic and painful situation and the other for advising her to have expensive procedures which were unlikely to be effective.
A manufacturing company has been investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after a routine health and safety inspection found that staff were at risk of exposure to a toxic substance and despite being warned to take action and rectify the health risk, they did not do so for 22 months.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has released guidelines for medics to raise the potential threat level of sepsis to that of a heart attack. The report advises that if a medical professional suspects a patient has sepsis then it must be treated as an emergency in the same way as heart attack.