Medical Negligence

Can incidents of medical negligence be reduced if NHS trusts shared more data and information on medical errors?

by Wright Hassall November 8, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

Jeanette Whyman from Wright Hassall is a medical negligence solicitor with over 25 years’ experience and has acted both for and against Hospital Trusts. She now represents patients who are victims of medical negligence. It would be a truth universally acknowledged among sensible people that the sharing of information on best practice, and the identification of meaningful […]

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Compensation for cosmetic surgery; the dangers of seagull surgeons

by Wright Hassall October 8, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

Pearl Richman was awarded more than £43,000 in compensation after her life was ‘almost ruined’ by a procedure carried out in 2010. After the operation, the 69-year-old developed necrosis – a form of cell injury which results in the premature death of skin cells – and was left with open flesh wounds. But despite a […]

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Solicitors blamed for rise in medical negligence claims

by Wright Hassall August 14, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

The NHS Litigation Authority’s (NHSLA) recent annual report’s statistics relating to the rising number and cost of medical negligence claims have made alarming headlines – roughly translated as ‘medical negligence claims up by 18% – personal injury solicitors to blame!’ As with most stories, the reality is rather less straightforward; yes, the number of medical […]

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Are Increasing Medical Negligence Claims Affecting NHS Standards?

by laurenknowles August 13, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

Claims lodged against the NHS have risen exponentially in recent years. Official figures from the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) show that litigation has grown by 80 per cent since 2009 and £1.2 billion of the NHS’s annual budget has been set aside for clinical negligence expenditure in 2013/2014. Opinions are currently divided on the […]

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A legal guide for patients dealing with the impact of medical negligence

by LinderMyers November 14, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Medical negligence can cause serious damage to a patient’s physical or mental health, and even result in death in the most severe circumstances. For people harmed by substandard medical care or a medical error, there is financial and medical support available to help with rehabilitation and recovery, providing victims with the opportunity to live comfortably […]

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A Chance to Make a Difference: Over-Prescription of Medication Claims

by Richard Console July 4, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Each year, more people in the United States die from prescription medication overdoses than from overdoses of cocaine and heroin combined, the CDC reports. Abuse of prescription drugs, especially painkillers, has become a serious crisis around the world. If you think the problem only impacts those who willingly go looking for drugs, think again. A […]

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Hip Dysplasia: Claiming for a Delayed Diagnosis

by Nicholas Jervis May 13, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the hip joints. It is usually present at the time of birth and it is vital the problem is detected soon after, as this will ensure a positive outcome. If there is a delay in diagnosis, treatment will not be as effective and may lead to long-term complications. What […]

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Recognizing a Faulty Hip Implant

by LauraFrancis May 2, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Recent media coverage of the DePuy ASR hip implant recalls has prompted hundreds of patients to share their accounts of faulty implants. But DePuy are not the only company involved in the scandal – over the last ten years, Zimmer, Wright Medical and Biomet are just some of the medical companies that have recalled hip […]

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The Intention and Corruption at the Heart of Medical Negligence

by James Ware April 2, 2013 Health Law

Medical wrongdoing has turned out some of the most outrageous cases of wrongful injuries in the history of law over the past few years. A hot button for both the injured as well as the justice-givers, unbelievable cases of medical negligence and malpractice have been exposed by the media to arouse public awareness, and hence, […]

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Worst Medical Malpractice Cases in Recent History

by Legal Author March 15, 2013 Medical Law

Guest post regarding the worst medical malpractice cases in recent history. Medical malpractice causes injury to patients acquiring medical assistance for any number of conditions. Malpractice extends recovery time, causes new conditions and may end in death. Malpractice occurs when health care providers do not sufficiently diagnose or treat patients or professionals who do not […]

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Adverse Effects of GranuFlo That You Didn’t Know

by Andrew Miller January 26, 2013 Blawg

Recent medical research has led to startling discoveries about the adverse effects that develop from the use of the pharmaceutical product GranuFlo. Since these side effects have become known, a mass recall of this drug has been issued. This comes as a surprise to many who believe GranuFlo to be a viable product to use […]

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Life Expectancy and Quality of Life in Cerebral Palsy Patients

by Andrew Miller January 20, 2013 Blawg

Cerebral palsy is a developmental condition that is non-progressive. Cerebral palsy results in physical disability and developmental disorders, and there is no cure. There are three different categories of cerebral palsy: spastic, ataxic and athetoid, with 80 percent of cerebral palsy cases being of the spastic variety. Read on for more information regarding cerebral palsy, […]

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How to Enjoy Specialist Service in a Claim of Clinical Negligence

by mariannarose November 7, 2012 Medical Law

Clinical negligence in the UK, these days, is gradually becoming quite commonplace. According to the latest information provided by the NHS, thousands of Britons suffer consequence of the problem, among which a significant number is problems caused due to surgical negligence. The ultimate result of clinical negligence can be of different magnitude, starting from minor […]

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How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

by CarlosSantiago September 5, 2012 Law

Cerebral palsy is a general term referring to many different motor function abnormalities caused by brain damage.  This non-progressive, non-contagious condition can range from mild to severe, and it affects roughly 1 out of every 303 children in America.  Although there are some situations in which cerebral palsy develops due to natural causes, many are […]

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Medical Negligence and the Failure to Advise

by Richard August 30, 2012 Clinical medical negligence

Doctors have a duty to inform patients of every risk associated to impending medical procedures to be performed on them.  Prior to any form of medical treatment, patients are often instructed on the accompanying risks to such medical treatment and patient consent is largely dependent on knowledge of these risks. An issue arises when a […]

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