NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims 2million of compensation has been paid out to Manjit Bhamra's patients at Rotherham HospitalThere are another 94 outstanding claims against himDespite this, he is STILL working as a surgeon By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Surgeon Manjit Bhamra is still practising, despite the NHS forking out close to 2million for botched operations The NHS has paid out more than 2m in compensation to victims of a surgeon who is still allowed to work. Rotherham Hospital has agreed damages settlements for four former patients of orthopaedic surgeon Manjit Bhamra, totalling just over 1m since last summer. Previously 13 other patients had received a total of 1,058,784.
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Teacher receives 70,000 in compensation after she was sacked for pruning a tree without a risk assessmentShe was also accused of handing out an inappropriate sanction to a childBosses at the secure children's unit said she didn't get on with colleaguesBut Tracey Smith was awarded the maximum 70,000 compensationShe is still jobless after being placed on the 'dismissed persons register'She says the suspension and sacking have 'destroyed her career' By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 16:09 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 24 January 2013 . A teacher has been awarded 70,000 compensation for being unfairly sacked over allegations including pruning a bush without following health and safety procedures. Tracey Smith, 44, was tidying up a courtyard and used a saw to cut back an overgrown buddleia.
Manageress sues Holland and Barrett for stopping her sick pay while she was recovering from learning her husband was gayMother-of-two had her sick pay reclaimed after she was signed off work with depressionOlga Gofmane and her children were left with 1.50 for a month after health firm reclaimed the payShe became unwell after the break down of her 12-year marriage By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 17:09 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 4 January 2013 Olga Gofmane sued health food firm for reclaiming her sick pay A mother-of two who became depressed when her husband told her he was gay has successfully sued her employers Holland and Barrett for slashing her sick pay. Olga Gofmane, a manager of one of the company's branches, moved out of the family home after her former husband brought his boyfriend to the house. When Holland and Barrett reclaimed her sick pay after she had been signed off work by a doctor, Mrs Gofmane was left with just 1.50 a month
Spot the sign for pay and display: Picture that helped driver win David and Goliath legal battle with council over a 1 parking chargeJohn Samuels claimed he did not know he had to pay at the Tesco Metro store because the sign was obscuredHe has now won his battle after sending photographic evidenceMr Samuels, 56, said the case had cost him more than the 50 fine but he had contested it as ‘a point of principle' | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 26 December 2012 A motorist has won a six-month legal battle after he was fined over a 1 parking fee.
NHS Direct adviser 'told child caller that life is s*** and joked he would smash patient's windows'Michael McCarthy was answering calls at the NHS hotline in Cheshire when he was overheard by bosses making a catalogue of inappropriate comments | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 An NHS Direct adviser was overheard by his bosses telling a sick child 'life was full of s***' and joking that he would put a patient's 'windows in', a tribunal heard. Michael McCarthy, a nurse who answered calls from patients at the NHS hotline, was placed under review after making clinical mistakes in 2009