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Medical Negligence

Solicitors in London

IMPORTANCE OF TIMELY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN HEART ATTACK CASES

News article published on: 22nd May 2019

Every year in the United Kingdom there are over 200,000 hospital visits due to heart attacks, which equates to one visit every three minutes. However since the 1960s there has been a significant improvement in survival rates, with seven out of ten patients now surviving after suffering a heart attack, primarily due to improved medical […]

Ministry of Justice Announce Forthcoming Changes to Bereavement Awards

News article published on: 22nd May 2019

A Historic Decision In the case of Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Ors (Rev 2) [2017] EWCA Civ 1916, the Court of Appeal held that the current law on bereavement damages was incompatible with Article 14 in conjunction with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Claimant, Ms […]

NICE Recommends Vaginal Mesh Treatment Once More

News article published on: 1st May 2019

In July 2018, following an independent safety review led by Baroness Cumberlege, the use of vaginal mesh treatment for women suffering from stress urinary incompetence (SUI) was paused. Similarly, a restriction on the use of vaginally inserted mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse was also put into place and abdominally inserted mesh to treat pelvic […]

LR ~v~ Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

News article published on: 29th April 2019

CASE REPORT LR ~v~ Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Our client LR pursued a claim in relation to clinical negligence arising from D’s delay in diagnosing her fractured right femur on her presentation to hospital. Background LR was 69 years old and had a history of severe osteoporosis which had been documented […]

Woman dies as ambulance takes 4 hours to attend their home

News article published on: 29th April 2019

Stephanie Prior, Head of Medical Negligence acted for J, who was a dependent of C his partner. C suffered from epileptic seizures as a child and was on long-term medication for her epilepsy.  She was under the care of a Consultant Neurologist and had been for many years. On 9 January 2013 just after 6am […]

Proposed changes to A&E response time targets

News article published on: 20th March 2019

Under the Government’s NHS Mandate, 95% of people attending Accident & Emergency departments should either be admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours of their arrival. However, following a recent review conducted by the national medical director of NHS England, Stephen Powis, the target could be dropped. The target was first introduced in 2004 but […]

Changes to Legal Aid For Bereaved Families Are Necessary But Will They Happen?

News article published on: 15th October 2018

The family of Police Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack, is calling for urgent changes to the Legal Aid system, after they had to secure pro bono representation for the inquest into his death. Their application for financial assistance had not been finalised by the Legal Aid Agency before […]

NHS Receptionists Have a Duty of Care Supreme Court Rules

News article published on: 15th October 2018

Eight years ago, Michael Darnley then aged 26, was struck on the head in a random attack by an unknown assailant. His friend drove him to the Croydon University Hospital Accident and Emergency Department. He presented complaining of a head injury causing severe pain but was told by the Accident and Emergency receptionist that he […]

Questions to be Answered Over Infected Blood Scandal

News article published on: 10th October 2018

This article appeared in The Times Newspaper on 9th October 2018 The infected Blood Inquiry formally opens. Another inquiry that formally investigations a medical situation that was completely out of control for far too many years before any investigation was undertaken. As a consequence vulnerable individuals have suffered; many have died and their families have […]

Compensation for Negligence in Maternity Cases

News article published on: 26th September 2018

According to the UK’s National Audit Office, the cost to the NHS of medical negligence compensation is currently sitting at £4.4 billion. Around half of the compensation paid was for negligence during maternity care, with compensation for brain damaged babies often coming to sums of £20 million. The NHS – What can go wrong for […]

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