Rise in the incidence of diabetes

A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that the incidence of diabetes had quadrupled between 1980 and 2014. It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults worldwide are affected and this number is set to rise further. However, the report fails to make a distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes […]

Claim for negligently provoked DVT and risk of Post Thrombotic Syndrome

In April 2003, Ms GKS injured her left foot while out running. She attended a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Sevenoaks, Kent and was told she had a likely soft tissue injury. In any event, the MIU did not have x-ray facilities and advised Ms GKS to attend the Bromley Healthcare Urgent Care Centre (UCC) […]

Compensation for poor end of life care at West Cumberland Hospital

When our elderly loved ones are nearing the end of their lives and in hospital suffering from poor health, we all want them to receive good, caring and compassionate medical treatment. Sadly in a case recently settled by Price Slater Gawne’s David Dawson that is not always the case and the family of an elderly […]

Birmingham hospital cardiac death rates above average

The heart unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is now under weekly review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the BBC reported. Death rates which were published in September 2015 showed that the unit had an above average death rate compared with other heart units around the country. The Queen Elizabeth has responded […]

Settlement agreed for failure to diagnose endometriosis

In 1998 Ms EK attended Kings College Hospital with a history of pelvic or lower abdominal pain, painful periods and dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse). Following initial consultation with a gynaecologist in November 1998, a laparoscopy was undertaken in March 1999 where spots of endometriosis were identified in both ovarian fossae and both utero sacral ligaments. […]

Substantial settlement for missed diagnosis of viral endocarditis

In October 2009 Mr AMP was admitted to North Middlesex Hospital with a range of symptoms including pain in his lower limbs, loins, abdomen and chest. It was suspected he had a urinary tract infect (UTI) as he had blood in his urine but on subsequent testing he was found to be negative for leucocytes […]

Inquest into death of Robert Hart

Statement of Chris Gawne, Price Slater Gawne Solicitors, on behalf of Allan Hart on opening of the inquest into the death of Robert Hart Robert Hart (DOB 04.03.1988 ) was assaulted at the Parklife Festival at Heaton Park on 07.06.2014, sustaining a head injury. He was taken by ambulance to North Manchester General Hospital and […]

Furness General Hospital fails to diagnose cancer

David Dawson has recently settled another claim involving the failure by Furness General hospital to diagnose a head and neck cancer.  The hospital is part of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.  The claim was settled on behalf of a widow, whose husband died of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx.  He had […]