Medical negligence

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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Making a medical claim: what to consider

Medical problems are stressful and often utterly exhausting. But when you seek help for a condition and then find that you’re left in an even worse position, it can result in a real sense of betrayal. This is why medical negligence is one of the worst breaches of trust. But more than that, it can […]

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Medical negligence claims vs personal injury claims

Need to make a healthcare related claim but not sure what type of claim you should be making? You generally have two options when looking to make a medical claim. These include medical negligence and personal injury claims. In order to receive justice, it’s important to ensure you are making the right type of claim. […]

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The legal considerations of medical negligence claims

When you need medical attention, you are trusting the experts who treat you to provide you with the very best level of care. Most of the time, your trust is well placed. However, there may be times where you feel like you or a loved one haven’t been shown the appropriate level of care that […]

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Why misdiagnosing diabetes 1 can be extremely serious

A lot of people go to the doctor feeling tired and having an increased thirst, but a lot of the time it is overlooked by the doctor, and diabetes tests aren’t run as frequently as they should be. Diagnosing Diabetes 1 too late may cause serious harm and you may have yourself a serious medical […]

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New safer maternity care plan aims to reduce medical negligence claims

Within the last month, seven NHS sites throughout England were named early adopters of specific recommendations laid out through the Safer Maternity Care plan. A combination of more personalised care plans for expectant mothers and their newborn children, greater access to care at a single location, and community collaboration to better manage growing caseloads were […]

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Highlights of the NHS Litigation Authority 2014/15 annual report

The recent annual report of the NHS Litigation Authority has targeted the rising costs of clinical negligence claims. According to the report, 1% of the annual NHS budget was spent on claimant legal costs. The amount of damages and costs are rising, but so too are the number of accidents, and the Association of Personal […]

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Breast augmentation surgery claims guide by Mike Saul

Breast augmentation (breast enlargement) is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the UK, with over 25,000 women having undergone the surgery in the past year. Despite its popularity however, the surgery is not always a simple procedure. Serious, life-threatening complications can occur because of cosmetic surgery negligence. Because of this risk, we’ve compiled a list […]

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Clinical negligence compensation statistics

In the UK alone the NHS treat 1 million people every 36 hours and carry out a huge 10.595 million operations in 2012/2013. Out of this huge number it is inevitable that a number of these are going to have complications and problems that occur. When complication and errors happen and the NHS is at […]

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Cancer must be detected in darker skins too

It’s a common misconception that only white people, especially the fair-skinned, risk developing skin cancer. Advice about high-factor sunblock, seeking shade and covering up are most vigorously targeted at people who do not tan or have many freckles or moles. Yet, this widespread advice, while helpful to many, could inadvertently have created a deadly myth. […]

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