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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.

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.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust may have failed to report thousands of X-rays

Canterbury MP, Rosie Duffield, is calling for an independent investigation by a Consultant Radiologist to be nominated by the Royal College of Radiologists and for the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) to inspect patient safety at the East Kent Hospitals University … Continue reading

Staff satisfaction statistics at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust some of the worst in the country.

The East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust runs following Hospitals in Kent; Kent & Canterbury Hospital, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mary Hospital in Margate (QEQM), Buckland Hospital in Dover and Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone.

£40,000 Damages for Negligent Breast Reconstruction Following Cancer Treatment

Our client, a lady aged 52 from Gillingham, Kent underwent a lipo filling breast reconstruction surgery at the Spire St Saviours Hospital on the 1st August 2014. It was performed by Ms D Hassanally, General Surgeon specialising in Breast Reconstruction, … Continue reading

£100,000 recovered for failure to diagnose cancer of the parotid gland

We acted on behalf of the widow of a man (“C”) from Whitstable, Kent, who was aged 71 at the date of his death in June 2014.

Five years of cerebral palsy claims

Francesca Beach looks at the thematic review of cerebral palsy clinical negligence claims published by NHS Resolution in September 2017.

£39,000 for Failing to Treat Pericardial Effusion

Our client, a widow from New Romney in Kent, brought a claim arising out of the death of her elderly husband after he was discharged from the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford in February 2014 with a large pericardial effusion and … Continue reading