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Maidstone Hospital admits Negligence during labour causing Cerebral Palsy at birth

Our client, Ms K (aged 38) from Maidstone, Kent, gave birth to her son, JT, at Maidstone Hospital on 18 August 2010.

£17,000 recovered in retained placenta case

Our client, Ms M from Dover, brought a claim against East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust after retained products of conception were missed after she gave birth to her first child in May 2015.

£50,000 recovered for failure to diagnose laryngeal cancer

Our client, a 50 year old woman (at the date of the negligence) from Ashford, Kent, found a lump in the left side of her neck and was suffering with a dry cough so she attended on her GP and … Continue reading

£140,000 for failing to diagnose lung cancer

Our client, Mr M, a widower from Folkestone, brought a claim arising out of the death of his wife who sadly died of lung cancer on 10th June 2012.

£45,000 recovered for failure to treat eye injury

Our client, a 47 year old woman from Newhaven, East Sussex, accidentally squirted wood glue (a white PVA-type glue) into her eyes on 29.12.12. She immediately washed out her eyes, removing all of the glue from the left eye, but … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Kent discusses breast screening scandal with Fairweathers’ solicitor Kate Kennell

Fairweathers’ Solicitor Kate Kennell was interviewed at length this morning, by BBC Radio Kent, about the national breast screening blunder whereby 450,000 women, aged between 68 and 71, were not sent appointments for routine breast cancer screening by mammogram, from … Continue reading

Breast Screening Error – 450,000 Women Caught up in IT Blunder

Kate Kennell discusses the failure of the NHS to screen women for breast cancer and advises what to do if you or a member of your family have been affected.

£45,000 recovered for rectal injury during surgery

Our client, a 50 year old woman from near Ashford, Kent, underwent gynaecological surgery to repair prolapses to the anterior wall and posterior wall of the vagina, as well as to address uterine descent under the care of gynaecologist Mr … Continue reading

Dr Stephen Lawrence no longer registered provider at St Mary’s Island Surgery, Chatham

On 1 December 2015 the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) inspected St Mary’s Island Surgery, Edgeway, St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Kent, ME4 3EP. The registered provider of St Mary’s was Dr Stephen Lawrence. The practice was rated as ‘inadequate’ as the … Continue reading

BBC News – Prospect Park Hospital ‘system breach may have caused death’

Expert evidence is needed to establish if a “systems breach” by a mental health trust contributed to the death of a woman, a coroner heard.