Archive for the 'doctors' Category

Redcard Ltd and others v Williams and others – WLR Daily

Redcard Ltd and others v Williams and others [2011] EWCA Civ 466; [2011] WLR (D) 145

“Under section 44 of the Companies Act 2006 a company document could validly be signed by signatories acting for the company even though the execution did not take place either with the common seal of the company or by expressly being signed ‘for or on behalf of the company’.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

One error on letter doomed cancer mother – Daily Telegraph

“A key stroke error on a computer cost a breast cancer sufferer her life after two urgent letters asking her to go to hospital appointments were sent to the wrong address.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS Statement on Howard Martin – Crown Prosecution Service

“Durham Crown Prosecution Service has advised Durham Police there is not enough new evidence under the double jeopardy provisions for the Director of Public Prosecutions to authorise an investigation into former GP Howard Martin, acquitted of the murder of three of his patients six years ago.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Met accused of ‘campaign’ against shaken baby witnesses – BBC News

“Three leading pathologists have accused the Metropolitan Police of attempting to discredit them as expert witnesses in so-called Shaken Baby court cases.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suffolk affair GP guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A married GP from Suffolk who had affairs with two female patients has been found guilty of misconduct.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Hero’ GP suspended for plagiarising fellow doctor’s work – Daily Telegraph

“A leading GP who was made an MBE last month for his work with violent patients has been suspended for six months for plagiarising another doctor’s work.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Patient sues Croydon out-of-hours doctor over leg loss – BBC News

“A man who had his leg amputated is suing a former out-of-hours doctor who failed to diagnose a blood clot.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

GMC rules Plymouth heart man Dr Motwani fit to practise – BBC News

“A heart specialist who carried out ‘inadequate, careless and unethical’ medical trials is not unfit to practise, a misconduct panel has found.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P doctor wins fresh chance over hearing – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death today won a crucial High Court battle in her bid to avoid a disciplinary hearing.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Adoption doctor loses religious bias claim – The Independent

“A Christian paediatrician who was dismissed from an adoption panel over her belief that children should not be placed with same-sex couples today lost her claim for religious discrimination.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor can challenge GMC ruling – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death was today given the opportunity to bring a High Court challenge in a bid to halt a disciplinary hearing.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor to launch legal battle – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death will launch a High Court battle today to avoid a public disciplinary hearing on health grounds.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P clinic doctor Kim Holt to sue NHS – BBC News

“A doctor who raised concerns about the clinic where Baby P was seen days before his death is suing the NHS, claiming she was forced out of her job.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stem cell doctor guilty of breaching good practice – The Independent

“A doctor who exploited ‘vulnerable’ multiple sclerosis patients by exaggerating the benefits of stem cell therapy faces being struck off after his fitness to practise was found to be impaired today.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Payout after Nottingham doctor fails to diagnose tumour – BBC News

“A former clergyman left disabled after a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour has received undisclosed substantial damages from a Nottingham hospital.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor to be charged with modern-day slavery – Daily Telegraph

“A doctor who smuggled a woman into Britain to work for her has become the first person in Britain to be charged with modern-day slavery.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parents win legal battle to name doctor who accused them of child abuse – Daily Telegraph

“A couple cleared of injuring their baby son have won a legal battle to identify the doctor who gave evidence against them.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sons of man killed by German locum GP face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“The sons of a man killed after being given ten times the recommended dose of painkiller by a German locum doctor face prosecution for calling him a ‘killer’ and a ‘charlatan’.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge to rule on Daniel Ubani’s attempts to silence sons of dead patient – The Guardian

“A judge will rule later this month on attempts by a German doctor who accidentally killed a patient on his first UK shift as a locum GP to restrict a campaign by the dead man’s sons to stop him working as a doctor in his home country.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers to review curb on doctors hours – BBC News

“Ministers are to review European rules that restrict the number of hours doctors can work.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P doctor suspended for one year – The Guardian

“Baby Peter’s GP, who failed to spot that the toddler was suffering abuse eight days before his death, was suspended for a year today for misconduct.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign doctors responsible for overdoses: NHS watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“An investigation into the Dr Daniel Ubani case, where the German locum doctor killed pensioner David Gray by giving him ten times the normal dose of painkillers, has uncovered wider failings by foreign doctors. The Care Quality Commission, which regulates health and social care, found that on at least two other occasions German doctors flying in to work for the same out of hours company as Dr Ubani administered overdoses of the same painkiller, diamorphine.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Baby P doctor faces being struck off – The Independent

“A GP who breached his professional duty towards Baby P in the months leading up to the toddler’s death faces being struck off after a disciplinary panel ruled today that his fitness to practise was impaired.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor missed opportunities to prevent abuse – Daily Telegraph

“The GP who examined Baby Peter Connelly on 15 occasions in the months before his tragic death faces being struck off the medical register after being found guilty of missing a series of opportunities to prevent the abuse he was suffering.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Payout for Nottingham brain damage teenager – BBC News

“A Nottingham teenager left brain damaged and paralysed after a series of medical errors has won a multi-million pound payout.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal assisted suicide creates ‘slippery slope’ to doctors killing without consent, expert claims – Daily Telegraph

“Prof David Jones said that if society agrees that it is in some people’s interests for them to end their own lives, it is difficult to resist the logical conclusion that others should be helped to die even if they have not made such a request.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No prosecution for right-to-die doctor – BBC News

“A former GP and right-to-die campaigner who took a man to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland will not be prosecuted.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapists going free through errors by inexperienced doctors, says BMA – The Guardian

“Rapists are not being convicted because doctors are making errors when examining victims, according to medical experts specialising in sexual assaults.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Locum GP struck off medical register for fatal overdose – The Guardian

“Daniel Ubani, the German GP who accidentally killed one of his patients with a lethal injection of painkillers while working as a locum in the UK, was struck off the medical register today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Top neuroscientist died as out-of-hours doctors failed to spot blood infection – Daily Telegraph

“A top neuroscientist died after a several out-of-hours doctors failed to spot a rapidly-spreading blood infection, an inquest has heard.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GPs agree to waive privacy of mentally ill gun owners – The Guardian

“Doctors have agreed to breach their duty of medical confidentiality to patients who own guns if they fear they have become so seriously mentally ill they may use their weapons on themselves or the public, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GP faces GMC over Baby P abuse – The Independent

“A GP will appear before the General Medical Council today accused of failing to investigate whether Baby P was suffering abuse after the little boy attended his surgery with bruises and other injuries.”

Full story

The Independent, 14th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

GPs send reforms plan back to drawing board – The Guardian

“The British Medical Association, the doctors’ trade union body, today turned its back on reforms designed to protect patients from another killer doctor like the GP Harold Shipman. It rejected a detailed set of proposals from the profession’s regulatory body, the General Medical Council. While it supported in principle the concept of revalidation – doctors proving their fitness to practise on a five-yearly basis – it had a number of serious objections.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GP locum victim’s family get payout – BBC News

“The family of a pensioner who died after he was given an overdose of painkillers by a German locum doctor has accepted £40,000 compensation.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MMR row doctor Andrew Wakefield struck off register – The Guardian

“Andrew Wakefield, the doctor at the centre of the MMR scare, has been struck off the medical register after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Class action protocol drawn up for NHS litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

“Lawyers have agreed an innovative collaboration process to handle a class action against a Liverpool hospital that is designed to save the NHS millions of pounds.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Doctors can be struck off if they ignore the right to die, GMC to announce – Daily Telegraph

“Doctors could be struck off if they fail to respect the wishes of terminally ill patients who want to die by refusing treatment, the General Medical Council is to announce.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

More than 200 patients sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital – BBC News

“More than 200 patients are preparing to sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital over the poor treatment they allege they received from a doctor.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Struck-off doctor jailed for selling slimming pills – The Independent

“A struck-off doctor was jailed for selling slimming pills to patients across the country, police said. Sudesh Madan, 57, of Homeway, Romford, Essex, was given an 18-month prison sentence at St Albans Crown Court yesterday after previously admitting four counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and four counts of supplying a controlled drug. She also asked for eight other offences to be taken into consideration. ”

Full story

The Independent, 12th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Controversial paediatrician David Southall wins appeal – The Guardian

“Controversial paediatrician David Southall was today restored to the medical register after the court of appeal rejected a decision of the General Medical Council (GMC) to strike him off.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GP drove on motorway while almost five times over drink-drive limit – Daily Telegraph

“Dr Claire Nelson said she was ‘deeply remorseful’ after being placed on probation for 18 months and banned from driving for two years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Private Powys GP banned from prescribing drugs by GMC – BBC News

“A doctor has been banned from prescribing drugs and told to take down part of her website after appearing before the General Medical Council.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suspended paediatrician David Southall wins GMC appeal – BBC News

“Paediatrician David Southall has won an appeal over a long-running dispute with the General Medical Council.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hertfordshire GP who sexually assaulted patients jailed – BBC News

“A Hertfordshire GP who carried out sexual assaults on three women has been jailed for 16 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cruise line pays out over Legionnaires’ disease death – Daily Telegraph

“The widow of a British man who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a Fred Olsen cruise has been awarded a £70,000 financial settlement.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GMC begins consultation on MOT for doctors – The Guardian

“A proposed five-year MOT for doctors could enable regulators to spot poor performers in good time and prevent disasters such as the death of David Gray following an overdose of diamorphine by locum GP Dr Daniel Ubani.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Escort girl drug doctor suspended by GMC – BBC News

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been suspended for six months by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor Adam Osborne guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been found guilty of serious misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Baby P’ doctor faces GMC hearing – BBC News

“A doctor accused of failing to spot the signs that Baby P was being abused is due before the General Medical Council (GMC) charged with misconduct.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prosthetics expert struck off after giving patient two left feet – The Guardian

“An expert in prosthetics who gave an elderly patient two left feet by fitting the wrong artificial limb has been struck off after he admitted a series of misconduct allegations. Malcolm Griffiths fitted a left-footed lower limb instead of a new right leg to Patrick Morrison, 76, an amputee from Bathgate in West Lothian, and then failed to spot the mistake during two subsequent check-ups.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Overdose inquest finds German doctor Daniel Ubani incompetent – The Guardian

“A patient who was given a fatal overdose by an out-of-hours doctor was unlawfully killed and his death amounted to gross negligence and manslaughter, a coroner ruled today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquest verdict due over GP out-of-hours deaths – BBC News

“A coroner is due to give his verdict into the deaths of two patients treated by an overseas out-of-hours doctor on his first NHS shift.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Damages win for consultant who criticised cost-cutting – The Independent

“A senior consultant at a London hospital who was suspended after repeatedly raising concerns about the health and safety of patients has a won a landmark claim.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor faces fresh misconduct claims – The Guardian

“The doctor who failed to spot Baby P’s broken back and ribs days before his death was facing fresh allegations of misconduct today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS trusts ‘breaking law’ on out-of-hours GP services – The Guardian

“There is an ‘unacceptable’ variation in the quality of out-of-hours GP services in England, a government report will say this week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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