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Hats on for Headway as law firm backs Worcestershire charity

  • May 23, 2019
  • Lawyers at sister companies Medical Accident Group and Harrison Clark Rickerbys are letting it go to their heads when they don silly hats for the day to raise money for Headway Worcestershire on Friday (May 24). The charity, which is

    Unborn baby dies after mum ignored for 14 hours in labour

  • May 7, 2019
  • Natalie Duffy claims she was left to dehydrate by doctors for as long 14 hours while in labour at Worcester Royal Hospital. Despite Miss Duffy “begging” for fluids, she was ignored by doctors until she fell seriously ill. Miss Duffy

    Patients not told about Infected Blood

  • May 7, 2019
  • The Infected Blood Inquiry The Infected Blood Inquiry has begun its investigation into why men, women and children were given infected blood and products throughout the 1970s and 1980s and is in the process of obtaining evidence and witness statements.

    Doctors not equipped to diagnose pancreatic cancer

  • May 7, 2019
  • Statistics released by Cancer Research UK indicate that pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate out of 20 common types of cancer, with just 1% of patients surviving for ten years after diagnosis. These statistics also demonstrate that the survival

    Woman receives six-figure payout for cancer miss

  • May 3, 2019
  • A woman has received a six figure payout following a hospital’s failure to spot breast cancer. Claire Radcliffe, who was told she did not have cancer following an ultrasound scan at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, was diagnosed with the illness

    Medical Director at NHS England warns firms over duty of care

  • May 3, 2019
  • England’s top doctor warns that the number of cosmetic practitioners registered and undertaking training to ensure the suitability of customers for cosmetic anti-ageing treatment is too low. Prof Stephen Powis, Medical Director at NHS England, has argued that providers should

    Partner takes senior role in Birmingham Law Society

  • May 1, 2019
  • Inez Brown, partner with Medical Accident Group, has been made Vice President of Birmingham Law Society, one of trio of women at the head of the Society for the coming year. Inez, who has been involved with the society for

    Senior nurse receives 12-month caution after death of man with autism

  • April 23, 2019
  • A senior nurse caring for Nicholas Jones from Corsham, who had complex care needs and a severe learning disability, failed to act “with the necessary honesty and integrity as required of a registered nurse in the UK’ according to a

    Mesh surgery compensation claim

  • April 18, 2019
  • Colorectal surgeon Anthony Dixon is facing legal action by 156 women who claim that he was too quick to use mesh for prolapsed bowels. Mr Dixon practised at Southmead Hospital and at Spire Hospital, Bristol, which is a private hospital

    Review of chemotherapy doses after 14 patients die

  • April 17, 2019
  • An independent review has been requested after 14 patients died after receiving lower chemotherapy doses at NHS Tayside than at any other Scottish health board areas. The review follows a whistle-blower raising concerns over the treatment – since December 2016,

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