Negligent treatment at Great Western Hospital

Brief background We have been acting for the widow of a 45-year-old man who was unhappy with treatment which her late husband received at Great Western Hospital on 29/30 August 2016. Briefly, on the 29 August 2016 at about 9.00am, the deceased was admitted to hospital complaining of central chest pa [...]

26th April 2023|

Maternity Care: Patient Safety and the Cost to the NHS

Many English maternity units are not meeting safety standards putting mothers and babies at risk of injury and serious harm. The BBC reports that statistics produced by the Care Quality Commission indicate that more than half of maternity units in England consistently fail to meet safety standards. [...]

28th September 2022|

Undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

We have been acting for a Mr Philip McLeod, the husband of Catherine, a much loved wife and mother who sadly died on 12 December 2020 aged 70. The family are unhappy with treatment she received at various hospitals in the West Country prior to her death. Briefly, Cath had a longstanding heart proble [...]

14th March 2022|

1996 to 2021: SJ Edney Solicitors celebrates 25 years

2020 was a difficult and challenging year with Covid-19 for many people and businesses and we are now facing what looks like another imminent lockdown but on a positive note, we do have two vaccines and hopefully more in the pipeline which will enable us to return to some sort of normality soon. It [...]

5th January 2021|


Only 25% of people who have suffered a personal injury are likely to claim according to a poll commissioned by YouGov. They found that the proportion of injury victims willing to claim had fallen since 2013, when it stood at 29%. Just over a third (35%) who had had an accident or illness, decided no [...]

12th August 2014|


We are pleased to see that the duty of candour is back in the news. S J Edney Solicitors acted for the family of Mayra Cabrera, a nurse at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon who was killed an hour after the birth of her first child because of mistakes made by staff at the Great Western Hospital. [...]

16th January 2014|


I was invited this morning by BBC Wiltshire radio (their breakfast programme) to give my views on the shocking case of a man in Wiltshire who had the wrong testicle removed by mistake by Salisbury District Hospital. The full interview can be heard here: [sc_embed_player fileurl="https://www.accident [...]

21st February 2013|
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