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Thorneycroft News for June 2015

Dental surgery sued after drill bit left inside patients jaw

26th June 2015

A woman has been left in a very delicate position after a tiny drill bit snapped off inside her tooth whilst a dentist was performing a root canal procedure.  An X-ray showed a 8mm fragment of dental drill lodged in her jaw bone.

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13 yr old boy to receive 6 figure compensation for hospital error

24th June 2015

A Hospital has been found guilty of clinical negligence after failing to recognise clear signs of low blood sugars including floppiness and low birth weight after the birth.  The child’s brain damage has been confirmed as being caused by midwife staff not identifying low blood sugar at birth.  By failing to perform a blood glucose test shortly after the birth, the newborn therefore continued to suffer with the low blood sugar condition for two days which ultimately led to his birth injury.

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New cancer guidelines for GPs

23rd June 2015

An article from BBC News on the 23rd of June 2015 suggests ‘New GP Cancer Guidance Could Save Thousands’.

The articles reads: ‘Patients showing the possible signs of cancer will be tested for the disease more quickly under new guidelines being issued to doctors.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; (NICE) is encouraging GPs to screen patients before symptoms get too severe so that they can be referred to specialists sooner.

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Worker falls 18 metres down lift shaft

17th June 2015

Police and ambulance crews were called to a city centre building which was currently under construction, after a building worker was seriously injured when he fell 18 metres down a lift shaft.

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The NWAA – a charity we rely on to save lives

17th June 2015

The North West Air Ambulance is an invaluable charity for the North West.  Here at Thorneycroft solicitors, many of our clients have unfortunately had to use the services of the air ambulance crews as a result of road traffic accidents.  The fact is that many people survived their injuries because of the NWAA and are able to continue with a good quality of living because of the speed and quality of care they received.

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Eye surgery errors at Sheffield Hospital

10th June 2015

A Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has come under the spotlight when bosses had to apologise to two patients after investigations into cataract operations revealed that patients had the wrong lenses put in their eyes. The mistakes were made within a fortnight of each other and although the issues were quickly realised and rectified without harm to the patients, it has still raised concerns over the quality of care.

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Female patient receives £9k compensation pay out after dental nightmare

10th June 2015

A woman who was left in ‘excruciating’ pain after poor dental care has been successful in her claim for compensation.  The young woman claimed that a number of dentists had failed to spot pieces of dental file had been left lodged in her gum, which were only discovered by X-rays.

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Car accident results in spinal injuries

3rd June 2015

An accident happened on one of the county’s busiest roads at around 3pm.  Emergency services were called, including Fire, Police and Paramedics after a Black Mazda and White Citroen Berlingo van collided on a roundabout.

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Headway's new blog aims to given comfort to people suffering from ABI

3rd June 2015

The Charity Headway -East London has come up with the brilliant idea of starting a blog which will help support ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) survivors.  The charity aims to provide a portal for people to tell their stories and how they have comes to terms with their injuries.

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