Wake Smith Pursue Controversial Implanon Contraceptive Claims

Wake Smith Solicitors 16 January 2011
Wake Smith Pursue Controversial Implanon Contraceptive Claims

The medical law team at Wake Smith & Tofields are pursuing actions on behalf of women who have become pregnant after they were advised to change to use the contraceptive implant Implanon. The full extent of…


Leeds Hospital Admits Liability For Baby's MRSA Infection

Wake Smith Solicitors 30 April 2010
Leeds Hospital Admits Liability For Baby's MRSA Infection

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has admitted liability for the infection of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to one local baby after questions were raised over procedures to protect hygiene and…


Over Prescribing Anti-Psychotic Drugs Causes Deaths

Wake Smith Solicitors 06 November 2009
Over Prescribing Anti-Psychotic Drugs Causes Deaths

A delayed review commissioned by the Department of Health has found that up to 150,000 people with dementia are wrongly being prescribed powerful sedatives to calm them down. As a result nearly 1,500 of them have…


Medical mistakes that should not occur - new 'Never Ever' policy

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 July 2009
Medical mistakes that should not occur - new 'Never Ever' policy

The National Health Service has introduced a new policy entitled 'Never Events', phased in from April 2009, throughout the whole of England. This is following on from a recent report 'High Quality Care for all'…


Rotherham family feel mistakes of NHS consultant

Wake Smith Solicitors 13 May 2009
Rotherham family feel mistakes of NHS consultant

The widow of a Rotherham man let down by an NHS consultant has spoken out against the treatment her husband received during a four year ordeal in the quest for the right diagnosis. Ian Rodgers, a former communications…


Changes to NHS complaints procedure from 1 April 2009

Wake Smith Solicitors 17 April 2009
Changes to NHS complaints procedure from 1 April 2009

From 1 April 2009, the Healthcare Commission will cease to exist and the NHS will be introducing changes to the way it operates it's complaints system. A single complaints system will now cover all aspects of…


Obesity Drug Pulled Over Suicide Risks

Wake Smith Solicitors 03 October 2008
Obesity Drug Pulled Over Suicide Risks

Wake Smith & Tofields is expecting an increase in the number of cases related to the slimming pill Acomplia following news this week that doctors have been told to stop prescribing the anti-obesity drug because…


£30,000 recovered for wife of victim of substandard medical care

Wake Smith Solicitors 26 July 2008
£30,000 recovered for wife of victim of substandard medical care

The Medical Negligence department have recently recovered £30,000 on behalf of the wife of a local man who died undergoing abdominal surgery at the Bassetlaw Hospital in 2004. The claim related to treatment…


Trust ordered to pay for overseas treatment

Wake Smith Solicitors 27 January 2008
Trust ordered to pay for overseas treatment

Should a hospital pay for a patient who seeks quicker and cheaper treatment overseas when it is not readily available on the NHS? This was the question raised by the recent case of Belshaw v Suffolk Primary Care…


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