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Almost Half of Bowel Mesh Operations Were Unnecessary, NHS Trust Admits

Malcolm Underhill
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Nearly half of patients who had an artificial mesh surgically implanted into their pelvic floor at a Bristol hospital should have been offered an alternative treatment, North Bristol NHS Trust has revealed . The NHS trust has informed 57 patients who...

Why Victims of Childhood Sex Abuse May Bury Memories For Years or Even Decades

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Transcript of the video: I  am interested to hear from your experience of what people say to you, what devices people use to keep it within themselves so that they don't have to confront - either by talking to others or just even within...

Compensation For the Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Malcolm Underhill
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For victims of medical negligence, the costs can extend far beyond money.  Some may have the length of their life significantly shortened, or be left with life-long disability; but what happens when a medical error causes loss of fertility in a young...

What did Hillingdon Council know about Levi Bellfield?

Malcolm Underhill
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( Image attribution .) Levi Bellfield is the notorious killer, known for the murders of Amelie Delgrange, Marshall McDonnell, the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy and the murder of Milly Dowler. Those crimes did not take place in the London Borough of...

Are Hospital Delays Putting Patients at Risk?

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether you need emergency care, an outpatient procedure or treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer, getting the right medical care at the right time is often critical to protecting a patient’s health and achieving the best long-term outcome. Any...

NHS Admits Wrong Metal Plates Used to Fix Bone Fractures

Malcolm Underhill
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The wrong type of metal plates were surgically implanted into a number of patients to treat broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Patients at an unnamed NHS trust were found to have been given flexible plates meant for reconstruction rather than rigid...

Almost Two Thirds of Female Prisoners Have Signs of Brain Injury, Research Shows

Malcolm Underhill
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Nearly two-thirds of prisoners at a women’s jail were found by researchers to have signs of brain injury, suggesting they may have suffered a traumatic head injury at some point in their lives. Of 173 female prisoners surveyed at...

Former Vauxhall Factory Worker Claims Asbestos at Work Killed Wife

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A former Vauxhall factory worker who says he gave his wife asbestos-related cancer by being close to her after work is suing his former employer for £1m following her death. John Carey worked at Vauxhall Motor’s Luton and Dunstable sites...

Unsafe Medical Implants Given to UK Patients

Malcolm Underhill
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Unsafe medical devices that have not been adequately tested have been routinely used in patients in the UK, throughout the EU and around the world, a new investigation has uncovered. Devices including pacemakers, hip and knee replacements, and spinal...

Victim Personal statement

Malcolm Underhill
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It was once the case that following conviction of an offender, the courts would, when it came to sentencing, only take account of the nature of the offence and the individual before them. However, for many years now the courts have also taking account of the...

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