NHS faces 17.5bn payout bill after treatment bungles: One seventh of annual budget set aside following avalanche of claims

NHS faces 17.5bn payout bill after treatment bungles: One seventh of annual budget set aside following avalanche of claims By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 23:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 11 April 2013 The NHS has been left with a multi-billion-pound bill after an avalanche of legal claims following medical blunders.

Pregnant mentally disabled woman allowed to have baby after High Court ruled doctors could not force termination as she has capacity to make decision

Pregnant mentally disabled woman allowed to have baby after High Court ruled doctors could not force termination as she has capacity to make own decision Mr Justice Hedley said if she could not care for the baby then society couldThe NHS said that the termination was 'urgent' as her life is in dangerThe unnamed patient has sickle cell disease and has suffered several strokesDoctors claimed that she is unable to take decision herself But High Court rules mother has ability to decide on 'continuation or termination of pregnancy' By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 15:04 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 11 January 2013 A pregnant woman with severe learning difficulties will not be forced to have an abortion after the High Court ruled she has the mental capacity to decide if she wants the baby. Doctors applied for an order to allow them to terminate her pregnancy claiming the child is endangering her life.

8 patients maimed by hospital blunders every week: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetence

Eight patients a week maimed by hospital blunders: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetenceIn 2010-2011 eight patients a week were left brain-damaged, blind or missing a limb30million in compensation was paid out to those injuredAmputation payouts alone cost 18million | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 31 December 2012 Malpractice: Eight patients a week in 2010-2011 suffered serious injury, such as the amputation of a limb, because of NHS incompetence.

Edward Hanratty admits neglecting his four-month-old son Kian McMillan who died after television weighing five stone dropped on his head in Burnley

Father admits neglecting his four-month-old son who died after television weighing five stone dropped on his headKian McMillan died from 'catastrophic injuries' at home in Burnley last year Father Edward Hanratty, 41, was passed out on the floor after taking drink and drugsMother Natalie McMillan, 25, also admits child neglect but denies manslaughter | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 19 December 2012 A father has admitted neglecting his four-month-old son who died from 'catastrophic injuries' after a television fell on his head. Edward Hanratty, 41, was passed out on the kitchen floor after taking a cocktail of drugs and drink when the child's mother's allegedly knocked over the TV set as she attempted to move it to plug in a scart lead and watch a DVD.

Nigerian nurse Grace Adeleye found guilty of manslaughter after

Baby boy bled to death after botched home circumcision by nurse who was paid 100 to use scissors, forceps and no anaesthetic Goodluck Caubergs died at family home in Chadderton following operationNurse Grace Adeleye found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence67-year-old, originally from Nigeria, also worked as a midwifePaid 100 for the operation involving only scissors, forceps and olive oilCPS says death of 'healthy little boy' was 'wholly unnecessary' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:10 GMT, 14 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:12 GMT, 14 December 2012 Home operation: Grace Adeleye, pictured, arriving for the trial, carried out the procedure on four-week-old child Goodluck Caubergs using only a pair of scissors, forceps and olive oil. She was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence A nurse has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a four-week-old baby who bled to death after a botched home circumcision.

Frail pensioner, 72, who was moved to care home for her own safety died after cracking six ribs in a game of football

Frail pensioner, 72, who was moved to care home for her own safety died after cracking six ribs in a game of football Rose Medlock developed pneumonia after the rib injury aggravated a lung conditionShe had been playing sit down football at Beechwood Gardens residential care home in Earlsdon, West Midlands, when she fellHusband John, 85, said his wife would still be alive if she had been at home with him Inquest recorded verdict of accidental death caused by bronchial pneumonia, fractured ribs and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.