Gadsby Wicks News

Southend Hospital to pay £9.5 million compensation for 10 year-old boy injured at birth

Posted 10th October 2018

Following the recent settlement of one of his cases – where a £9.5 million compensation settlement was agreed for a ten year old boy with Cerebral Palsy – specialist medical negligence solicitor, Alan Mendham, discusses birth injury claims.   What does compensation for a birth injury cover?   When a baby’s brain is deprived of…

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Sepsis claims lives – be aware of the risks

Posted 25th September 2018

At Gadsby Wicks, we regularly get enquiries from patients wondering if they could make a claim for medical negligence regarding the treatment they have (or haven’t) received for an infection. Often, the word ‘sepsis’ is mentioned.   What is sepsis?   Sepsis is a serious complication of infection and is a medical emergency. If spotted…

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Gadsby Wicks introduces the story of ‘Hannah’ and her family in a new TV and radio campaign

Posted 1st February 2018

  From 15th January 2018, viewers of ITV in the Anglia region will see our new Gadsby Wicks TV advert. The advert features actors portraying a typical family who have experienced how a medical accident can change lives. In this scenario, the father is telling a friend that his daughter ‘Hannah’ – played by model…

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Medical errors that lead to baby deaths need to be challenged

Posted 4th August 2017

If inadequate maternity care led to your baby being stillborn or dying shortly after birth, wouldn’t you want answers as to why it happened? Wouldn’t you want someone to take responsibility for the mistake that caused it? And wouldn’t you want the hospital to make changes to help avoid the same mistakes happening to other…

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RCOG says better care during labour could prevent many birth injury deaths

Posted 21st June 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has issued its report following its investigation into birth injuries to babies. In it, they state that different care – in particular better monitoring of the foetal heart rate during labour – could lead to different outcomes for many of the babies who are injured or stillborn. Tami…

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

Posted 20th March 2017

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 from…

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Seven figure compensation award for girl starved of oxygen at birth

Posted 20th January 2017

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 pleased…

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