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Kerstin works on complex and high value medical negligence claims. In addition she represents families at inquest hearings in the South West of England and Wales and handles any resulting claims for compensation.
Kerstin Kubiak writes about the first NICE guideline on cerebral palsy which aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy across the country.
A blog considering recent news reports of administrative delays in patients being referred for investigations for cancer, and also that surgical treatment is being cancelled at present due to the ‘NHS crisis’.
Kerstin Kubiak considers the ever developing technology for children and adults with cerebral palsy, and the benefits that such technology can provide in terms of promoting independence, communication and quality of life.
Kerstin Kubiak considers the Department of Health’s nationwide sepsis awareness campaign, following world sepsis day which took place on 13th September 2016.
A blog considering recent news reports that hundreds of thousands of patients have been potentially misdiagnosed in terms of their risk of heart disease and heart attack, and also initially misdiagnosed following a heart attack.
Kerstin Kubiak considers important new guidance being developed by NICE for those patients who have, or who should have, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
A blog considering Action Cerebral Palsy’s recent report analysing the availability of support and services for children with cerebral palsy in England.
Kerstin Kubiak considers the role of simulation training in managing umbilical cord prolapse, which is an obstetric emergency during labour.
A blog considering a new leaflet providing accessible and key information for patients of their rights regarding the statutory ‘duty of candour’ when things have gone wrong with NHS medical treatment.
In the last of our series of blogs for GBS awareness month, Kerstin Kubiak looks at how we investigate a clinical negligence claim involving a failure to diagnose and treat GBS infection in a neonate using a real case example.
In this third blog during Group B Strep Awareness month, we look at the potential impact of undiagnosed/untreated GBS for newborn babies and the injuries that can be suffered.
A blog by Kerstin Kubiak, promoting ‘Carers Week’, which runs from 6th – 12th June 2016 and considering the vital role of carers, and why more support for carers is required.
A blog considering the results of a recent study carried out in relation to the adequacy of care provided to patients following heart attack in NHS hospitals in England and Wales.
A blog considering new published guidelines relating to the management of suspected meningitis in adults across the UK, and why prompt diagnosis and treatment of meningitis is so important.
It is not an uncommon occurrence in medical negligence cases that there is a discrepancy between the evidence given by the patient of events and what the clinical staff record within the medical records; this blog considers this issue and how the issue was addressed by the Court of Appeal in a particular recent case.
This fifth blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, discusses Group B Streptococcus infection, an infection which can be passed from mother to baby during labour, and the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment to avoid serious injuries to babies.
In this third blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be considering the implications of intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR).
In this second blog in a series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be looking at the need for parents to be given full advice as to the benefits and risks of different options for delivery, and the implications of a recent significant legal case.
What is a ‘never event’ in the context of medical treatment in NHS hospitals, how are patients affected and why are they still occurring?
Kerstin Kubiak, Partner, shares reflective feedback from parents who have pursued clinical negligence claims for their children, with a view to being informative and helpful to other parents who may be considering similar litigation.
Kerstin Kubiak recovered £350,000 compensation for a patient who contracted a bacterial infection whilst an inpatient for neurological surgery. Our client was admitted for surgery to treat uncontrolled epilepsy, which involved a pre-operative assessment using telemetry wires embedded into the brain; …
Kerstin Kubiak writes about the signs and symptoms of Group A Streptococcus infection which can affect women during pregnancy and childbirth, and why prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential.
A further blog considering the investigation into the death of 3 year old Sam Morrish in December 2010 in light of the recent report of another tragic and avoidable child death from sepsis.
Kerstin Kubiak, Clinical Negligence Solicitor, considers reports of the investigation by NHS England into the tragic death of a 1 year old child from sepsis and the series of failures in his care which led to his death.