£60,000 obtained for delayed diagnosis of bowel obstruction

Julie Crossley, a medical injury lawyer at Ashtons Legal, has obtained a £60,000 for Mrs T after her local hospital took three days to diagnose a bowel obstruction as the cause of abdominal pain. As a result Mrs T suffered a...

Children with complex medical conditions struggle to get out of hours and weekend palliative care

It is estimated there are 40,000 children living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England alone. A new report by the charity Together for Short Lives describes the commissioning of children's palliative...

Inquest into death of a Suffolk man, who died whilst an inpatient at Ipswich Hospital

An inquest opens on Wednesday (8 November) at Ipswich Coroner’s Court into the death of John Scott, an Ipswich man who was found hanged in a toilet cubicle at Ipswich Hospital. The Scott family’s lawyer is Sharon Allison, med...

Legal threat to NHS as drug companies challenge proposals to provide patients with cheaper alternatives

Research has led to the discovery that a drug costing £12 is as effective as injections costing £800. Drug companies who produce the more expensive injections argue that the use of the cheaper drug is a “breach of patient rig...