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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|

More dark clouds on the horizon for the NHS

We are approaching the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on the 05 July 2020 and we support the campaign to make this an official day to pay tribute to their staff for the care which they have provided to all of us over the years and more particularly, during the recent Covid-19 health crisis. We owe them [...]

23rd June 2020|

Emerade adrenalin pen failures

BBC News are reporting on the failure of an Emerade adrenalin pen used by 14-year-old nut allergy sufferer, Amber Sheppard. It is reported that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued warnings about Emerade pens failing to activate in both July and October 2019, with he [...]

30th January 2020|

Sepsis (or Septicemia) Negligence Claims

We were alarmed to read in the Times last week that twice as many people are now being admitted to hospital with sepsis than 3 years ago (according to recent figures released by the NHS). Last year there were 350,344 admissions in which sepsis, which can quickly lead to organ failure and death, was [...]

31st July 2019|

New discount rate in personal injury claims from 5th August 2019

The Lord Chancellor David Gauke angered insurers this week with his decision to continue to set a negative personal injury discount rate of minus 0.25% as from the 05 August 2019. The discount rate is very important when assessing future damages in a personal injury case. When the Court calculates f [...]

24th July 2019|

Do you know who’s treating you? The case of Zholia Alemi

The case of Zholia Alemi is as deeply concerning as it is utterly bizarre. Alemi is reported to be a 55-year-old New Zealander. It seems that she dropped out of medical school in her native New Zealand during her first year of study. In 1995 she registered as a Psychiatrist in the UK, falsely claim [...]

11th December 2018|

New start for SJ Edney in Swindon’s historic railway village

Specialist law firm SJ Edney is moving to new premises in historic Park House in central Swindon. Established in Swindon for over 20 years, SJ Edney solicitors specialise in personal injury and medical negligence claims. The firm has acted for more than 2,000 clients in that time, predominantly on [...]

15th March 2018|

Drug mistakes killing patients

A recent study for the NHS concluded that errors involving dispensed medicines are killing up to 24,000 patients a year. According to the report: NHS staff make 237 million drugs errors every year – more than a quarter of which injure patients and cost upto £1.6 billion; About 1 in 12 prescriptions [...]

12th March 2018|

NHS ERRORS KILLING 300 PATIENTS EVERY MONTH

“The Times” reported recently that 300 patients die each month because of medical errors according to figures from NHS England. In the year to the end of March 2013, some 3,588 patients died from errors. An NHS England safety study found that in the second half that period, 683,883 patients in Engla [...]

25th October 2013|
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