Edwina Rawson's landmark case of Maisha Najeeb, continues to generate debate
Edwina Rawson's landmark case of Maisha Najeeb, which involved a 10 year old girl who inadvertently had glue injected into her brain at Great Ormond Street Hospital, continues to generate debate. The case featured extensively in a recent presentation by Professor Martin Elliott titled
"To Blame or Not to Blame? The Medical Profession
and Blame Culture."
The presentation concluded that litigating medical negligence is the best way to deal with mistakes that are made in medical care, given the lack of other options.
Edwina states that:
"Medical litigation is necessary in making sure that the NHS is brought to account when unacceptable mistakes are made. These mistakes often cause devastating injury to the patient, as in Maisha's case. Litigation shines a light on mistakes, and enables lessons to be learnt."