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Children contract condition at zorbing party

Posted in: Public Place Accidents 
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Environmental Health officials have been called in to investigate a leisure pursuit activity after some eight children attending a zorbing party contracted a condition known as folliculitis. The children, from Gloucestershire, had been at the party on Saturday, and since the party, some children have manifested symptoms of ill-health leading to the investigation. The symptoms are […]

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Woman dies from hospital-contracted Legionnaires

Posted in: Medical Negligence Negligent Cancer Diagnosis Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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68-year-old Terry Brooks, from Bath, died from Legionnaire’s disease contracted at the Royal United Hospital in July of last year, an inquest has heard. The inquest also heard that due to failings in the hospital’s system, the contamination had not been detected. The disease, which flourishes in water systems that are not kept hot or cold enough, […]

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Three-week wait for GP appointment

Posted in: Medical Negligence 
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Shadow governor of the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, Alan Alexander, has said that people in the area can wait up to three weeks to get a non-urgent appointment with a GP.  Health chiefs have announced that due to the shortage of GPs, a bursary of £20,000 is to be offered to GP trainees who […]

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Primary school under special measures

Posted in: Public Place Accidents School Accidents 
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Following an inspection in November of 2015, Oxford’s Rose Hill Primary School has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.  The inspection found that “critical” health and safety advice was not being adhered to and that there was a concerning lack of training to recognise and respond to “extremism and radicalisation”.  It stated that during […]

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12-month old’s life could have been saved

Posted in: Medical Negligence NHS Claims Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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An NHS England report has stated that the life of 12-month-old William Mead from Cornwall could have been saved if he had received better medical care.  Both GPs and call handlers from NHS 111 failed to recognise that he was suffering from sepsis (blood poisoning) following a chest infection.  This has raised doubts about the […]

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Emergency response delayed by two hours

Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault 
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It has been reported that a delay of two hours occurred in police responding to an emergency call after the call was diverted to the wrong police force control room.  The call, which occurred on 29 November 2015, was put through to Merseyside instead of Lancashire as the town of Halsall is on the border […]

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BA passenger sues over whiplash

Posted in: Public Transport Whiplash Injuries 
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A man that had been waiting to travel on a US bound flight when a rucksack fell from an overhead locker is suing British Airways. 45-year-old Wayne Herbert, a writer from north London, said that he suffered severe whiplash injuries after a heavy bag, which was containing a laptop, fell on his head as the […]

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Crane hire company fined over death

Posted in: Workplace Injuries Wrongful & Accidental Death 
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A crane hire company has been fined after one of its employees was killed in a crash. Baldwins Crane Hire was fined £700,000 after 49-year-old Lindsay Easton was killed while driving a crane at Scout Moor quarry in Lancashire when the brakes failed. The incident happened in 2011, with an investigation finding that several of […]

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Reversing incident sees £1,600 payout

Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault Knee Injury Pedestrian Injuries Road Traffic Accidents 
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A man has been ordered to pay £1,600 in compensation to his former partner after reversing into her with his van, leaving her with serious injuries. 43-year-old Craig Philips from Hinckley admitted to assaulting the woman and causing bodily harm at Warwick Crown Court. He also pleaded guilty to an offence of harassment. As a […]

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Ministry of Defence flouting safety regulations

Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries Workplace Injuries 
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Millions of pounds are being paid out annually to military personnel who are sustaining injuries because the Ministry of Defence is blatantly flouting its own safety rules.  MPs will hear this week how the death of three SAS trainees in the Brecon Beacons in 2013 could have been avoided had the regulations not been routinely […]

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