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Luton Today: Family of former Luton engineer makes appeal after his death from asbestos-related disease
The Express: Dad’s body found nearly two years after he disappeared
Yorkshire Post: Yorkshire dad, 46, found dead nearly two years after he went missing in ‘thick undergrowth’ that police decided not to search
Yorkshire Examiner: Heartbroken wife’s tribute to ‘wonderful’ Whitby dad Peter Brown after tragic death
Teesside Gazette: Heartbroken wife pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ dad found dead 20 months after hospital disappearance
Planet Radio: Family calls for improvements to police searches after two year hunt for father’s body
Worcester News: Family pay tribute to ‘wonderful’ Charlotte Comer
Worcester News: Charlotte Comer had “a lot” of care co-ordinators, inquest hears
Birmingham Mail: Woman died within days of detailing suicide plans to medics – inquest told
Redditch Advertiser: NHS trust apologise to family of tragic Charlotte Comer after ‘gross failings’
Evesham Observer: Trust’s apology as coroner rules Earls Croome woman died of overdose
Malvern Gazette: Family pay tribute to ‘wonderful’ Charlotte Comer
BBC Gloucestershire: Mother bled to death after treatment delays
Gloucestershire Live: Coroner finds failings at Gloucestershire hospital where ‘beautiful’ mum died giving birth
ITV West Country: Hannah Carr’s statement on behalf of Modar following inquest conclusion
BBC Points West: Hannah Carr’s statement on behalf of Modar following inquest conclusion
The Business Desk: Law firm strengthens its leadership
Swindon Link: Senior promotion for Swindon lawyer
The Business Exchange Swindon and Wiltshire: Novum Law strengthens South West team with two senior promotions
Bedford Independent: Family devastated after inquest reveals evidence of “multiple missed opportunities” to prevent son’s death
OnTheWight: Isle of Wight Senior Paralegal wins ‘NPA Paralegal of the Year’ for the second year running
Island Echo: ‘Muffins for Meso’ charity bake sale to raise money for asbestos cancer patients
Business Live: Round up of appointments and promotions in the South West
Business Insider: Chief executive appointed at Novum Law
The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire: New chief executive for specialist Swindon law firm
Business Biscuit: Novum Law appoints Sally Calverley as chief executive as it sets sights on growth
The Business Post: Specialist South West law firm appoints chief executive as it sets sights on growth
Wales 24/7: New chief executive for specialist Cardiff law firm
Business & Innovation Magazine: Novum Law appoints Sally Calverley as chief executive as it sets sights on growth
Total Swindon: Specialist Swindon law firm appoints Sally Calverley as chief executive
Island Echo: Isle of Wight law firm appoints new chief executive as it sets sights on growth
Isle of Wight Radio: Isle of Wight law firm appoints new chief executive as part of ambitious model
Swindon Link: Specialist Swindon law firm appoints new chief executive
Business News Wales: Specialist Cardiff Law Firm Appoints Sally Calverley as Chief Executive
Bdaily News: This week’s national appointments
Swindon Advertiser: Brothers who worked on Swindon railways killed by asbestos diseases
Somerset Live: Former Yeovil factory worker believes asbestos at plant led to terminal cancer diagnosis
Lee Brown died after being hit by a Metro at Shiremoor station. Mary Smith from Novum Law, who is a specialist inquest lawyer and a patient safety expert is supporting the Lee family.
Chronicle Live: Family ‘shattered inside’ after ‘amazing son’, 26, killed by train at Shiremoor Metro station
The High Court has approved the application by the parents of baby Ben Condon, who died in April 2015, to quash the original inquest verdict into his tragic death and has ordered a fresh inquest.
Careappointments: Parents secure fresh inquest into death of eight-week-old baby son after six years
BBC: Ben Condon: High Court grants new inquest into death of baby
Bristol Post: “Bittersweet” moment for parents fighting for justice after son died at Bristol Children’s Hospital
Bristol 24/7: New inquest to open into death of baby at Bristol Children’s Hospital
ITV News: Ben Condon: Parents ready ‘to finally get truth’ about baby’s death as fresh inquest granted
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has finally published its report on the death of an eight-week-old baby, Ben Condon at Bristol Children’s Hospital in April 2015. Mary Smith from Novum Law, who is a specialist inquest lawyer and a patient safety expert is supporting the Condon family.
The Independent – Shaun Lintern: ‘A deliberate attempt to deceive’: NHS trust severely criticised after father’s six year fight for justice
The Guardian – Denis Campbell: Baby died after hospital’s ‘catalogue of failings’, NHS inquiry finds
BBC Points West – Andrew Plant:
BBC News: Ben Condon: Multiple failures at Bristol Children’s Hospital
ITV News: Baby died after Bristol hospital’s ‘catalogue of failings’, report finds
Evening Standard: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Gazette & Herald: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
The Argus: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Daily Echo: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Northern Echo: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Yahoo: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
EzAnime.net: Informe encuentra ‘catálogo de fallas’ en el cuidado del bebé
Daily Mail: Report finds `catalogue of failings´ in baby´s care
ITV News: Dad of baby who died after Bristol hospital failings says report ‘not enough’
Independent – Shaun Lintern: The unintended consequences of talking tough
Somerset County Gazette: “Catalogue of failings” led to baby Ben Condon’s death at Bristol Royal Hospital
Lisa Hendy, a Paralegal from our Isle of Wight office, has been announced ‘Community Champion of the Year 2021’ at the prestigious National Paralegal Awards.
County Press: Paralegal awarded for Isle of Wight community work
Island Echo: Novum Law’s Lisa Named National Community Champion Of The Year
Isle of Wight Radio: Isle Of Wight Paralegal Crowned ‘Community Champion Of The Year 2021’
Today’s Wills And Probate: National Paralegal Awards 2021 winners celebrate with virtual ceremony
Luke Wilden (18) died in his Bedford flat on 22 May 2020 from cardiotoxicity (heart failure). An inquest has found that multiple systemic failures by Bedfordshire’s mental health services contributed to his tragic and untimely death. Mary Smith represents the family.
Bedforshire Live: ‘Loving’ Bedford teenager died after ‘repeated failure and neglect’ by mental health services
Novum Law Cardiff has strengthened its team with the appointment of Associate Solicitor, Rhiannon Davies, following a period of rapid growth for the firm, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the success of Novum Law’s Cardiff office since its launch in July 2019, Phillip Gower, who heads up the Cardiff team, has just been promoted to Director of Novum Law.
Wales247: New key appointment for Cardiff specialist law firm
Business News Wales: New Key Appointment for Cardiff Specialist Law Firm
Business Biscuit: Three new key appointments at specialist law firm
Demi Reed died from an overdose of prescription drugs which a coroner claimed should have been spotted far sooner, and had it, would have saved her life. Phillip Gower, director of Novum Law in Cardiff worked on Demi’s case with barrister Edwin Buckett.
Wales Online: ‘Our daughter would still be alive today if it wasn’t for the failings in her hospital care’
Daily Record: Dad says daughter would still be alive today if it wasn’t for hospital failings
Kim Chamberlain, Director of Novum Law, is finished her epic 1,084-mile virtual run across the length of Great Britain to help support brain injury survivors supported by The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity.
Swindon Advertiser: Lawyer runs every day – through all weathers – for brain injury survivors
Business Biscuit: Lawyer runs over 1,000 miles to raise over £2.5k for brain injury survivors
This is Wiltshire: Lawyer runs every day – through all weathers – for brain injury survivors
Novum Law is representing the family of Azra Parveen Hussain (nee Sultan), a 40-year-old mother of four, who tragically died on 6 May 2020 at Mary Seacole House, a mental health hospital run by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHT) after several missed opportunities to keep her safe. At an inquest at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court, which concluded this week, evidence was heard that Azra was the seventh in-patient of the Trust to use an en-suite bathroom door to hang themselves since 2013.
BBC: Birmingham mental health unit suicide ‘didn’t need to happen’
The Independent: Multiple opportunities missed to prevent suicide death at NHS mental health unit, inquest hears
BBC Midlands News (Video)
Louise Gardner, associate solicitor at Novum Law, outlines the impact of gender on brain injury and asks if there is an imbalance in the way women’s brain injuries are assessed and treated.
NR Times: Gender and TBI – are women at a disadvantage?
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SaTH) NHS Trust has been under investigation since 2017 and the investigation has subsequently uncovered 1,862 serious incidents, including hundreds of avoidable deaths and an unusually high number of maternity deaths between 2000 and 2019. Read Hannah Carr’s blog post about the scandal.
Daily Mail: NHS is forced to pay £1.2 billion in just a year over catastrophic maternity blunders – as cost of delivery room errors triples over the last decade
A Novum Law client with serious life-threatening hernia complications almost died after being misdiagnosed and sent home from hospital on the first day of the lockdown as the NHS reduced normal services to focus on Covid-19.
The Guardian: Isle of Wight patient sent home on first day of Covid-19 lockdown almost died
BBC: Man ‘could have died after Isle of Wight hospital misdiagnosis’
Isle of Wight County Press: Man almost dies after “misdiagnosis” at St Mary’s Hospital
Isle of Wight Radio: Isle of Wight man “almost died” after “misdiagnosis” on day one of coronavirus lockdown
Rob McMahon, a retired NHS Chief Executive, has prostrate cancer. He experienced worrying cancer treatment delays during the COVID-19 lockdown and had to take matters into his own hands to get the timely treatment he needed.
The Guardian: Man plans to sue NHS after cancer surgery delayed due to coronavirus
Patient Safety Learning Hub: Man plans to sue NHS after cancer surgery delayed due to coronavirus
Novum Law client Wendy Peake who has eye cancer, was devastated when her potentially life-saving NHS clinical drug trial was cancelled indefinitely due to Covid-19.
BBC Radio Solent: World Cancer Day with Carol Player
BBC Radio 5: ‘You, Me and the Big C’ podcast: Interview with Wendy Peake (mp3)
Manchester Evening News: Mum given devastating news after going for routine eye test – she now needs your help to survive
The Guardian: Woman whose NHS cancer trial was halted seeks to buy drug privately
The Sunday Times: Cancer sufferers go door to door to pay for private treatment
The Daily Mail: NHS faces lawsuits over scans, tests and operations cancelled during lockdown
Sherwin Hall struggled to get a diagnosis during the first coronavirus national lockdown. When he was finally given a scan after weeks of begging, doctors discovered he had a rare, fast-growing sarcoma that had spread to his lungs. He tragically died on 3 December 2020 leaving his widow, La’Troya without a husband and his two young sons without a father.
Since his death, La’Troya has courageously been sharing her story in the media to raise awareness of the issues and ensure a lasting legacy for Sherwin.
BBC Radio 2: Jeremy Vine Radio Show: Interview with La’Troya Hall (mp3)
Daily Mail: ‘My husband went to A&E 13 times. By the time he got a scan, it was too late to treat his tumours’: One widow’s shattering account of NHS that put Covid-19 ahead of cancer
Daily Mail: Father dies of cancer after having to ‘beg’ to get an MRI scan because of Covid delays after doctors misdiagnosed his tumours and sent him home with antibiotics
BBC: Leeds man who ‘begged’ for MRI scan dies from cancer
Leeds Live: Tragedy of Leeds dad who dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
Sky News: COVID-19: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by coronavirus crisis
New York Post: UK father dies of cancer after begging for MRI amid COVID-19 crisis
The Telegraph: Father who ‘begged’ GP for an MRI scan dies from cancer after Covid backlog
The Sun: Dad-of-two, 27, dies of cancer after begging for MRI scan delayed by Covid crisis as widow tells of agony
Joe: Father Of Two Who “Begged For Mri Scan” During Lockdown Dies Of Cancer
Yahoo News: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
Metro: Covid delay for a cancer scan left my hubby to die
Itv: Leeds dad who blamed Covid crisis for MRI scan delays dies from cancer
Daily Record: ‘No one would listen’ Dad who ‘begged’ for MRI scan after Covid-19 outbreak dies of cancer
FR24 News: Father of two, 27, dies of cancer after having to ‘beg’ for MRI due to Covid delays
News and Stars: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
East Lothian Courier: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
News Breezer: The 27-year-old father of two dies of cancer after he had to “beg” for an MRI scan because of Covid delays
itv: Horrendous toll on non-virus patients is emerging
The Guardian: Man ‘fighting for life’ after Covid-19 crisis delays NHS cancer scan
BBC Yorkshire: Yorkshireman asks for cancer scan 13 times before diagnosis
Mirror: Dad fighting for life against cancer ‘furious’ as coronavirus delays scan
The Sun: Dad, 27, ‘fighting for life’ with aggressive cancer after coronavirus crisis delayed NHS scan
Yorkshire Evening Post: Dad-of-two from Leeds with ’30 tumours in lungs’ launches urgent fundraiser ‘to save his life’
Leeds Live: Leeds dad, 27, now ‘fighting for his life’ after vital scan delayed by coronvirus
Men’s Health: Is the UK on the Verge of a Cancer Crisis?
The Telegraph: While Covid has been prioritised, what has become of the rest of the NHS?
The Royal Gazette: Bermudian’s cancer story goes viral in England
The Guardian Audio: How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19
inews: Father-of-three, 38, given two years to live after coronavirus crisis delayed his cancer diagnosis
RT: ‘I went 13 times begging for a scan’: UK cancer patient tells RT delays in NHS amid Covid-19 cut his chance of survival
The Times: My husband died of cancer — but it was the pandemic that really killed him
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