Tragic Death Causes NHS Trust to Overhaul Mental Health Care

Paul Marsay aged 36 died on 14th July 2011 when he was an inpatient on the Lakeside Ward at Leigh Infirmary. He was being treated for mental health problems. He was found dead by nursing staff in the bathroom on the ward. An inquest into Paul’s death took place last week at Bolton Coroner’s Court. […]

Coroner critical of hospital mistakes

The Pennine Acute Trust has been criticised by coroner Simon Nelson following the death of Christopher Farrington (46). Mr Farrington attended the Accident and Emergency Department at the Royal Oldham Hospital on September 5th 2010. He was suffering from chronic renal failure which resulted in his death. The Coroner identified “missed opportunities” as information from […]

Dummy taped to baby at Stafford Hospital

It has been reported that a member of staff has been suspended at scandal hit Stafford Hospital after a dummy was found taped to a four month old baby’s face at Stafford Hospital. Fortunately, the baby was not harmed but the consequences could have been far more serious. Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been […]

New Bill to help reduce abuse in care homes

Last week calls were made for new laws to make owners and managers of care homes to be criminally accountable as well accountable corporately for neglect and abuse in the homes they are in charge of. MP Paul Burstow is recommending: Existing legislation be amended to make a corporate body guilty of an offence if […]

Price Slater Gawne wins appeal for harassment victim

Price Slater Gawne successfully challenged the CICAs decision not to award compensation to the victim of sustained harassment. Our client, along with her children, suffered for 5 years from harrassment from youths in her local area. The abuse took the form of physical assaults against her, her children and her pets, threats to injure her […]

Trafford General Hospital High Death Rates

A recent survey by Dr Foster highlighted those hospitals with the worst track records for patient care. Amongst highlighting concerns that shortages of nursing staff and cuts to NHS services could result in reduced standards of care, the report also highlighted those hospitals that had unusually high death rates. It has also been reported that […]

Rochdale Sexual Abuse Victims Let Down by Social Services Failures

Claims by the victims of the Rochdale sexual exploitation cases against social services moved a step closer today after the publication of a damning report which shows years of failures on the part of social services to protect the children in their care. Resources, work loads and poor training have been blamed. Regardless of this […]

Cosmetic Surgeon under investigation by Price Slater Gawne lawyers

Price Slater Gawne have been instructed by a former patient of Mr Saif Khan to investigate whether the breast augmentation he performed was carried out with the necessary care and skill. The woman concerned has been left with a significantly abnormal result. The Rubicon Medcial Group that she booked the procedure through no longer exists […]

Client Receives Compensation From Work For Burns To Hands

A settlement has been agreed between the Insurers of a manufacturing firm and a Price Slater Gawne client this week. The gentleman was at work when gas escaped from the tool he was using and ignited, setting fire to his hand. His injuries were treated at A & E and the dressings were changed every […]

CICA Decision Overruled on Appeal By Price Slater Gawne

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority was forced to think again this week when they lost an Appeal which was launched by Price Slater Gawne partner Victoria Price. The CICA had refused the application of a 12 year old on the grounds that the application was made outside the usual 2 year – post injury- time […]