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Thorneycroft News for June 2017

Could the NHS Reduce Clinical Negligence Costs?

29th June 2017

Emma Hallinan, director of claims at the MPS, said: “It is important that there is reasonable compensation for patients harmed following clinical negligence, but a balance must be struck against society’s ability to pay.

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Two contractors are fined for health and safety failings

30th June 2017

An individual contractor and an engineering company have both been found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations after a woman was hit by fencing wire causing her to need surgery to remove metal from her neck.

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Man awarded biggest compensation payout to date after clinical negligence led to his birth injury

21st June 2017

A 25 year old man has been awarded a substantial clinical negligence payout from his hospital after he sustained a birth injury after a decision to proceed with a natural birth led to severe complications. He was left with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is unable to walk and therefore confined to a wheelchair with limited use of his hands.

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Driver injured after head on road collision

21st June 2017

A driver had to be removed from their car on a spinal board after a low speed impact between two vehicles occurred at 6am. Emergency services responded to 999 calls to find one person injured and another badly shaken.

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Daughter in Ilott V Mitson Will case loses in Supreme Court

21st June 2017

The Illot Vs Mitson case is a long running case , 13 years to be exact, which many people in the legal profession have been following with interest as it is the first time a woman has successfully challenged a last Will and Testament which left her mother’s entire estate to three charities – the RSPCA, RSPB and Blue Cross.

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Medway NHS Hospital Trust gets voted ‘worst in the country’ after 80,000 people complete patient satisfaction survey.

21st June 2017

A survey to assess patient experience in hospitals has revealed some concerning information with regards to the quality of the clinical care of some of our NHS hospitals.

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Three people injured in a serious road traffic incident

21st June 2017

A major road traffic incident has caused chaos after a van overturned on a busy A road leaving three people seriously injured and requiring medical assistance.  Emergency services were quick to respond including three air ambulances, Police, a hazardous area support team (HART) and five land ambulances and two ambulance cars.

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Family Holiday turns into £6k food poisoning nightmare

1st June 2017

A family who spent £6 k on a dream, 2 week, holiday to Cuba have been left distraught after they all contracted a severe sickness bug thought to be food poisoning, whilst staying at the luxury resort.

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Company fined £½ million for workplace accident involving a fork lift truck

1st June 2017

A manufacturing company has been investigated by the HSE and fined more than £1/2 million pounds after an employee was hit and injured by a fork lift truck.  The company, which manufactures glass bottles for the drinks industry, was visited by the Health and Safety Executive after a company employee was struck by a fork lift truck causing him to sustain a fractured arm. 

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