Blog Archive for August, 2019

MUM’S ORDEAL I had double mastectomy and chemo before docs admitted they misdiagnosed my breast cancer

When Sarah Boyle was told she had triple negative breast cancer at the end of 2016, she was completely floored. The then 25-year-old had only given birth to her first son Ted seven months earlier when docs at Royal Stoke University Hospital delivered the devastating diagnosis. So when she was called into see medics several…

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Hospital where Neil Armstrong died paid $6 million to family in secret settlement over medical malpractice

An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went to 10 family members, including Armstrong’s two sons, sister, brother and six grandchildren, according to documents filed…

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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Twenty UK women are taking legal action after developing a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants. More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the same condition in the UK, and hundreds more worldwide. A top surgeon said there were gaps in implant information and people were almost being “used as guinea…

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Pensioner dies of skin cancer after being sent home with paracetamol three times

Pensioner, 89, dies of skin cancer after ‘doctors dismissed the black lump on his head that appeared after a nasty fall and sent him home with paracetamol three times’ A pensioner has died of skin cancer after claiming doctors sent him home with paracetamol for a cancerous lump on his head. George Hobbs, from Gillingham in…

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Lord Chancellor announces new discount rate for personal injury claims

The Lord Chancellor has announced a change to the way personal injury compensation payments are calculated – setting the Discount Rate at minus 0.25%. Personal Injury Discount Rate increased to minus 0.25% following extensive review New rate offers more balanced approach to compensate personal injury claims The new rate will be reviewed within five years…

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