Mother to receive Apology and Compensation from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust for the avoidable death of her new-born daughter caused by Neonatal Negligence

Mother to receive Apology and Compensation from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust for the avoidable death of her new-born daughter caused by Neonatal Negligence

31st January’20 – Our client, a 27 year old woman from Broadstairs, was under the care of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust throughout her first pregnancy. Her antenatal care was provided by Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital, Margate (QEQM) who informed her that she was carrying twins.
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Simran and Francesca sign up as AvMA Telephone Helpline Volunteers

Simran and Francesca sign up as AvMA Telephone Helpline Volunteers

Fairweathers Solicitors is hugely supportive of AvMA and the work they do across the UK in campaigning to improve patient safety, reduce medical accidents and ensure access to justice.

We are, therefore, delighted to announce that our Assistant Solicitor Francesca Beach and our Paralegal Simran Deu are now fully trained volunteers for AvMA’s helpline, offering support and advice to callers. This involves a commitment from each of them of 2 hours a month.

Francesca commented:
‘Simran and I are extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to helping as many people as possible, harnessing our legal and medical knowledge to offer practical solutions and help to callers. It is so important for the public to be able to access dependable, knowledgeable advice to ensure that medical failings don’t go unanswered’.

AvMA’s helpline number is 0845-1232352 or you can visit their website:
https://www.avma.org.uk/help-advice/

£60,000 for Dad’s Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

£60,000 for Dad’s Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

9th October 2019 – Our client’s father, Mr O, was investigated by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust at the end of 2013 because he was not well and coughing up blood. The investigations included x-rays, which unfortunately were not reported as suspicious for malignancy even though there was a clear ill-defined mass on the images.

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£5,500 for a Negligently Performed Tooth Extraction

£5,500 for a Negligently Performed Tooth Extraction

9th September 2019 – Our client, a lady from the South East in her mid-60’s, attended her Dentist in May 2017 after experiencing pain on chewing in her UL4 tooth. She was informed it was cracked, could not be saved and would require removal. She underwent the extraction 2 days later and despite the fact that the UL4 tooth came out in numerous pieces she was reassured by the Dentist that the whole of the tooth had been removed.

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