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Gosport Inquiry – Stephanie Prior Speaks to Sky News

Posted on June 21, 2018

Following the revelations by the James Jones inquiry into the death of hundreds of patient at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1988 and 2000, there has been widespread condemnation of the failure to intervene by authorities. The report revealed that complaints and concerns dating back to 2003 were raised concerning patient care and the number of deaths occurring. The…

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Stephanie Prior Speaks to LBC About The Dr Jane Barton Report

Posted on June 19, 2018

The latest scandal facing the NHS is the case of now retired Doctor Jane Barton, who on her watch between 1988-2000, at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth, signed the death certificates of 833 patients. A report commissioned by the Gosport Panel will reveal its findings on Wednesday 20th June. The accusation is that Barton unnecessarily prescribed an opium…

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Mills v Mills To Be Heard in The Supreme Court on Wednesday 6th June 2018

Posted on June 5, 2018

The case of Mills v Mills will be heard in the Supreme Court on 6th June 2018. In August 2017 Mr Mills was granted permission to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal to increase his ex-wife’s spousal maintenance payments, fifteen years after they were divorced. The Facts Following their divorce in 2002, the parties’ financial claims were settled…

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Ombudsman Upholds Complaint by Homeless Family Kept in Hotels for 3 Years

Posted on May 14, 2018

Bristol City Council has been found by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to have failed a vulnerable homeless family, which included disabled young children, in its handling of their homeless application. Successive errors by the housing and social services departments meant that the family were forced to move between hotels, without any stable accommodation, for 3 years.  The…

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The NHS, Computers and Breast Cancer

Posted on May 8, 2018

According to reporting from the BBC, as the consequence of a computer error, nearly half a million women in England have missed screenings for breast cancer. It is understood that the Government knew about the issue as early as January 2018 but waited until now to tell Parliament. Breast cancer and screening statistics Around 1 in 8 women are diagnosed…

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Osbornes settles serious workplace injury case for six figure sum

Posted on April 3, 2018

The personal injury team at Osbornes has recently represented a baker after he got his arm caught in a faulty machine at work. The injuries sustained were a broken arm, fractured wrist and a chipped elbow.  Later nerve conduction studies revealed nerve damage and cold intolerance. The claimant was unfortunately unable to return to his job as a baker due…

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Osbornes joins celebrations for Headway East London’s 20th anniversary

Posted on March 28, 2018

Osbornes Law thoroughly enjoyed the Headway East London Gala dinner at the Swiss Church on the 15th March 2018 to celebrate 20 years of such a fantastic organisation. With members involved at all levels from the menu to the entertainment to the gorgeous art works on display it was another lovely evening with Headway.  The food was delicious, the members sang and…

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Thai Case Shines The Light on International Surrogacy

Posted on February 26, 2018

A story reported by the Telegraph this week raises some interesting questions about international surrogacy. The reporting states that a 28 year old wealthy Japanese businessman paid women in Thailand between $9,300 and $12,500 each to bear his children. To date he has fathered 13 children using Thai surrogates, explaining that he wanted a large family and was able to…

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Medical Negligence At Birth Results In Brain Injury

Posted on February 15, 2018

Around 1.5 million babies worldwide each year acquire some sort of brain damage during birth. It is also estimated that each year, five babies in every thousand born in England alone suffer brain injury during or soon after being born. Whether it is due to lack of oxygen or some other reason such as infection, those babies affected will go…

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Computer Problems In The NHS Estimated To Cause Hundreds Of Deaths

Posted on February 15, 2018

Harold Thimbleby, the Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, together with Martyn Thomas, Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College, recently delivered a lecture at the Museum of London. The main thrust of their presentation was the claim that NHS computer system problems could be responsible for between 100 and 900 deaths per year. Bugs in the system Professor…

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