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  • Husband donates £37,500 compensation to charities in India and Nicaragua

    Following the recent settlement of his medical negligence claim, Liam O’Hare has donated his compensation award to three charities in India and Nicaragua in memory of his late wife, Jane Oram. Jane died in July 2012, aged 64, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital where she was a long-term patient in the spinal injuries unit.   Paralysed […]

  • Seven figure compensation award for girl starved of oxygen at birth

      Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to pay a seven-figure sum to a nine-year old girl with Cerebral Palsy caused by brain damage at birth due to oxygen starvation. She was born in 2007 at Colchester General Hospital.   Medical negligence solicitor Gillian Gadsby acted for the girl’s family.   “We are so […]

  • Investigation into NHS litigation costs welcomed

      The National Audit Office has announced it is to investigate the rising costs to the NHS of medical negligence litigation. Alan Mendham – a Partner at Gadsby Wicks Solicitors – has welcomed the news, saying that the review will help to show the significant savings that the NHS will make if it changes how […]

  • Bereaved Families Failed by NHS

      The latest report from The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has put treatment of bereaved families under the spotlight. The report highlights problems throughout the NHS in the way Hospital Trusts investigate preventable patient deaths. The CQC says failings are even more widespread when the patient has a mental health issue or learning disability.   […]

  • New compensation scheme for birth injuries welcomed

    A new scheme to help families of babies injured at birth has been proposed by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The Rapid Resolution and Redress scheme aims to provide more efficient settlement of birth injury claims and access to compensation to help towards providing for the care needs of the child.   Along with campaigners and […]

  • The Patients Association calls “never events” in the NHS “a disgrace”

      NHS “never events” are hitting the headlines again with provisional figures showing 254 incidents since April 2015. Katherine Murphy – the chief executive of the Patients Association – has said that this shows the NHS is still failing to learn from mistakes and called their prevalence “a disgrace”. The Royal College of Surgeons has […]

  • Gadsby Wicks Solicitors welcomes Tony Mitty to its expert team

    We are delighted to welcome Tony Mitty, an experienced and highly respected litigator, who joins our team of expert lawyers as Partner. Over the past twenty years, Tony has secured millions of pounds in compensation for people who have suffered personal injury and he is dedicated to continuing to do the same at Gadsby Wicks.   […]

  • New strategy to help GPs spot the signs of cancer

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that GPs should be able to order certain tests directly for patients displaying possible cancer symptoms instead of having to refer to a specialist first. The tests include MRI and CT scans, endoscopies and colonoscopies.   As well as more direct access to tests, […]

  • Birth injury rates in Britain the second highest in Western Europe

    Britain now has the second-worst infant mortality rate in Western Europe and lags behind most of Eastern Europe in its provision of maternity care – according to figures disclosed from a study by the University of Leicester. However, behind the figures, there is another story.   Failure to learn from mistakes One of the significant […]

  • Failures in Essex Health Services – new “success regime” announced

    There will doubtless be a mixed reaction to the news that health services in Essex – along with those in North Cumbria and parts of Devon – will soon come under the control of NHS Regulators.   Specialist medical negligence solicitor, Alan Mendham, explains why: “The Chief Executive of the NHS has conceded that there […]