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Problems Associated with Cannula Insertion - Extravasation & Infiltration Injuries - An Overview

A potential claim for damages can arise from a patient suffering an extravasation or infiltration injury after cannula insertion.

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week is held from 9 to 15 October to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby dea...

Missed Breast Cancer Screenings Scandal

Media outlets have reported news of a major IT error in the NHS occurring as far back as 2009, which may have resulted in up to 450,000 missed breast cancer...

Investigation into Mesh

Urogynaecological mesh is used to treat stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Stress incontinence is very common after childbirth and at the stage o...

Cancer - The F Word

Back in February, I read in the news about one of the latest scientific breakthroughs of human eggs being matured in the lab for the first time. I was intere...

Surviving Spinal Injury – The Journey

After the success of the Brain Injury Conference in 2016, Lanyon Bowdler hosted another event entitled Surviving Spinal Injury – The Journey which was held a...

NHS Staff to Get Pay Rise

It has recently been reported that 1.3 million NHS staff are being offered pay increases which will be staggered over three years. The staff that will benefi...

Cervical Cancer Screening

I recently settled a case arising out of the delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer in a young women. The consequences of what was a catalogue of errors, was...

Proposals for Births to End at Bridgnorth Community Hospital

It has recently been reported that our local community hospital in Bridgnorth is to lose its status as a birth centre (Bridgnorth Journal 7 December 2017).Read More

Consenting to Gender

It has recently been in the press about the alleged sub-standard treatment of intersex patients and their families, particularly with regard to whether famil...

Health Minister Calls for Improvements in Obstetric Care in the UK

Here at Lanyon Bowdler, the clinical negligence team are passionate about our work and are committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients....

Epilepsy Drug Epilim and its Potential Impact on Pregnancy

Sodium valproate, also known by the brand name Epilim, carries a one in 10 risk of physical abnormalities in unborn babies, such as spina bifida and cleft pa...

IVF Post Code Lottery

After recently watching the news I was shocked to hear the enormous discrepancies across the UK in the provision of NHS funded IVF treatment. This post code...

Mental Health, Pain and Reality

‘Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?’

This is one of my f...

Each Baby Counts

Colleagues have already blogged on investigations into tragic events that have occurred in the maternity units at The Countess of Chester and Shrewsbury &...

Learning Lessons

When a medical negligence claim is brought against an NHS Trust, it is not the individual medical professional who is personally sued. Claims in respect of f...

Give Mental Health the Funding it Needs

On average, one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in the UK,...

PIP - Costing An Arm & A Leg

In 2013, the government launched Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for individuals between 16 and 64 who requi...

PIP - Costing An Arm & A Legs

In 2013, the government launched Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for individuals between 16 and 64 who requi...

Baby Death Cluster at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trusts

It was announced on 12 April that the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will be investigating a cluster of baby deaths at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NH...

Baby Death Cluster at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust

It was announced on 12 April that the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will be investigating a cluster of baby deaths at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NH...

Breast Screening: Do We Need More Transparency About Breast Density?

On average, one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. As with all cancer, early detection is vital, and the NHS breast screening p...

World (post) Cancer Awareness Day

On 4 February we had World Cancer Awareness Day, a campaign with the aim of uniting millions across the globe in the on-going battle to beat cancer. But how...

The NHS Fails to Learn from Their Mistakes

There is no system in place in the UK for our hospital trusts to learn from each others’ mistakes.

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Wheelchair Awareness Day

I was horrified to read that paralympian Anne Wafula Strike took the drastic decision to undergo surgery to have a suprapubic catheter fitted (for which she...

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14 Sep 2018

Wheelchair Awareness Day

I was horrified to read that paralympian Anne Wafula Strike took the drastic decision to undergo surgery to have a su...

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