Medical negligence

Medical waiting lists hit record high

The number of people waiting to begin treatment from the NHS has reached a record high. More people than ever before are now having their health put at risk as the country’s health service struggles to rebound from the catastrophic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. NHS England has reported that, at the end of April […]

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Medical misdiagnosis claims: how challenging are they for solicitors?

The trust placed on medical professionals stems from their supposed expertise and knowledge. But, there’s a big difference between theory and practice. Malpractice and misdiagnosis are common concerns anywhere you are in the world. Based on statistics, in the UK, there were around 11,000 clinical negligence claims reported to the NHS from 2018-2019. These incidents […]

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Medical devices: when they harm rather than heal

Many of us rely on medical equipment and devices to survive or manage conditions that would otherwise have an adverse impact on our health. These conditions can range from relatively minor to life-threatening. But if the medical equipment or device in use fails or turns out to be faulty, there can be serious consequences. Devices […]

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Understanding the common types of birth injuries

The birth of a child should be an occasion for great joy and celebration. Mothers and babies in Ireland enjoy excellent antenatal and postnatal care, and in the vast majority of cases birth is a natural physiological event that doesn’t pose any problems. However, while modern medicine has made the process generally very safe, there […]

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The pandemic’s impact on surgery

Surgery is something that’s taken a backseat during the coronavirus pandemic. People who had been scheduled in for routine operations are now having to wait for unknown lengths of time to get the treatment they need. However, it is not just those waiting for routine procedures who have been affected. People with serious conditions who […]

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The consequences of dental negligence

Visits to the dentist are rarely fun. These healthcare providers inspire more fear in more people than most other professionals. But how much worse would the anxiety and stress associated with dentistry be if you had suffered from negligence when visiting the dentist? Consequences of dental negligence Dental negligence is rare. But when it does […]

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What do I do if I have suffered a medical misdiagnosis?

Getting the news that you have a serious illness like cancer or heart disease is a devastating blow at the best of times. But when this diagnosis is delayed, and your condition has got worse as a result, the news will be even harder to bear. If you have suffered a misdiagnosis then you may […]

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Optician negligence and the effect on your eyesight

Your eyes are one of your most important organs. When they’re damaged, you can suffer severe consequences. If the damage was the result of negligence on the part of an optician or optometrist, it is perhaps even more devastating than if it was the result of illness or an accident. When this type of medical […]

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When GPs get it wrong

Our first port of call when we’re not well is usually our GP. And, in most cases, we’re treated effectively and sent on our way to recover. However, there are instances when GPs get it wrong. Medical negligence – and the resulting ill health and injuries – can be the result. How often do GPs […]

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Deciding whether to make a medical negligence claim

You’re not going to be in a particularly healthy state when you go looking for medical attention. If you require treatment, something is wrong. When this goes wrong for you, it can feel worse because of the weakened state you may have already been in. This is when you might want to start thinking about […]

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