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NHS Waiting List Now Over 4 Million Patients Long

NHS Waiting List Now Over 4 Million Patients Long

12th August 2019 by

In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long.  To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).

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Family Receives Compensation After Patient Drinks Floor Cleaner

3rd September 2018 by

Evidence at the Inquest was heard over 6 days between 10 and 18 September 2018. Evidence was given by 18 witnesses in person from a range of hospital staff, the family and the Police and a further 10 written statements were submitted in evidence.  (more…)

5 figure settlement secured after Breach of Duty results in nerve damage

3rd January 2018 by

Jonathan Austen-Jones represented the Claimant in her claim for damages arising from the alleged clinical negligence at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. (more…)

Patient suffers stroke after long-term medication is discontinued

3rd January 2018 by

Jonathan was instructed to act on behalf of a 75 year old female in relation to her claim for medical negligence against the Hillingdon Hospital. Jonathan’s client suffered a devastating embolic stroke as a result of discontinuing her long term warfarin. (more…)

Victim of surgery complication receives substantial settlement to pay for future care

3rd January 2018 by

Jonathan was instructed by this 79 year old Claimant in relation to his claim for medical negligence against Worthing Hospital. (more…)

Hospital settles for six-figure sum after failing to diagnose fatal aneurysm

3rd January 2018 by

Jonathan acted on behalf of PF, the partner of Mr. Stephen Palmer, in relation to her own dependency claim brought under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The claim was against the Royal Sussex County Hospital. (more…)

Case Study Twenty: Jonathan Austen-Jones – X – v – the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

21st January 2016 by

Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.

An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). (more…)

Case Study Nineteen: Jonathan Austen-Jones – Miss TH – v – Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

21st January 2016 by

Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. (more…)

Case Study Eight: Jonathan Austen-Jones – Compensation for a Family after a Fatal Failure in Surgery​

21st January 2016 by

Healys Solicitors specialised medical negligence team has helped the family of 71 year old man claim compensation after failure in surgery causes his death.

In November 1997 Mr R attended his local hospital and was diagnosed with angina.  An angiogram was performed which revealed severe coronary disease with a critical main stem component. (more…)

Case Study Seven: Jonathan Austen-Jones – Missed opportunity to diagnose caused unnecessary pain for cancer patient

21st January 2016 by

Healys Solicitors specialised medical negligence team has helped the husband of 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer.

In November 2008 Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen.  She was discharged from the hospital and asked to seek a GP advice if the symptoms worsened. Unfortunately Mrs L died of thyroid cancer a few months later. (more…)

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  • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
  • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
  • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
  • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
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  • Has the Vaginal Mesh Surgery Ban Been Lifted or Not?

    2nd September 2019

    Earlier this year, we wrote about the fact that the government had  ordered that all further surgery involving vaginal mesh implants was to be halted, pending the outcome of a review into its use. Since 2008, transvaginal mesh has been used as a method of treating pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth.

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  • Home Office Expands Shortage Occupation List

    12th September 2019

    In the latest statement of changes announced by the Home Office on 11 Sept 2019, they have added the following occupations to the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List (SOL)

    • Vets
    • Architects
    • Web Designers

    This decision implements the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommendations which were published earlier in the year. Continue reading »