Medical Negligence

Legal aid for inquests: Now or never!

28th October 2019

At Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors we’re fully behind INQUEST’s Now or never! campaign in support of granting automatic legal aid for families whose loved ones have died in state custody. INQUEST’s campaign is calling for: Automatic non means tested legal aid funding to families for specialist legal representation immediately following a state related death…

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Coroner Warns NHS England More People Will Die Unless Action is Taken

26th June 2019

A coroner has warned NHS England and NHS Digital that more children could die unless they take action following the death of a six-year-old boy. Sebastian Hibberd died after a catalogue of errors in which ‘numerous opportunities’ to save him were missed, an inquest previously heard. Now Senior Coroner Ian Arrow has written a report…

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Teenager Died After Doctors Misdiagnosed Heart Rejection as Food Poisoning

8th April 2019

A teenager died after doctors wrongly diagnosed her as suffering from food poisoning when her body was in fact rejecting a heart transplant. Jessica Brooks, 18, had a heart transplant which ‘transformed her life’ a year before she was admitted to hospital after vomiting for three days, but doctors still failed to diagnose organ rejection….

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Six-Year-Old Boy Died After ‘Numerous Opportunities’ to Save Him

4th February 2019

A six-year-old boy died after medical professionals missed ‘numerous’ opportunities to save his life, an inquest heard. Sebastian Hibberd’s family made repeated calls to NHS 111 and his GP for help, but the GP failed to return the call at all and the call handlers failed to spot the warning signs for intussusception – when…

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