Novum Law client Wendy Peake hit the news headlines last year when her pioneering cancer treatment for ocular melanoma, a rare eye cancer, was cancelled due to the first COVID-19...Read more
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Our expert team of solicitors and lawyers are frequently active in the media commenting on high-profile stories affecting our clients.
Take a look at our press and TV coverage below.
- Delayed cancer diagnosis due to COVID-19
- Cancelled cancer clinical drug trial due to COVID-19
- Delayed cancer treatment due to COVID-19
- Misdiagnosis during COVID-19
- Dixon Inquiry
- Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Services Scandal
Delayed cancer diagnosis due to COVID-19
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.
East Lothian Courier: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
BBC Yorkshire: Yorkshireman asks for caner scan 13 times before diagnosis
Yorkshire Evening Post: Dad-of-two from Leeds with ’30 tumours in lungs’ launches urgent fundraiser ‘to save his life’
Men’s Health: Is the UK on the Verge of a Cancer Crisis?
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
Cancelled cancer clinical drug trial due to COVID-19
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.
Manchester Evening News: Mum given devastating news after going for routine eye test – she now needs your help to survive
The Sunday Times: Cancer sufferers go door to door to pay for private treatment
Delayed cancer treatment due to COVID-19
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.
Patient Safety Learning Hub: Man plans to sue NHS after cancer surgery delayed due to coronavirus
Misdiagnosis during COVID-19
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.
Isle of Wight County Press: Man almost dies after “misdiagnosis” at St Mary’s Hospital
Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Services Scandal
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.