Clinical Medical Negligence Legal Blogs

Legal blogs regarding clinical medical negligence published by specialist personal injury lawyers, attorneys and clinical medical negligence law firms in the UK, United States and across the world.

Proposed Pharmacy legislation – Is a change in legislation needed?

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Clinical medical negligence

Medication mistakes by pharmacists and chemists happen more frequently than you probably think. A new law change proposed by the UK government could help pharmacists and chemists avoid facing criminal procedure if they prescribe patients the wrong medication. Providing the errors are recorded, pharmacists can continue working without the fear of legal action. We look […]

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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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The Biggest Myths and Misconceptions about Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

by Zelick Glimelstein March 7, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

When it comes to hiring a medical malpractice attorney, what kind of questions run through your mind?  What type of feedback have you heard from your family members, friends, and work colleagues?  Do you buy into the hype that medical malpractice lawsuits are almost always impossible to win?  If you do, it’s high time you […]

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How Does ‘No Win No Fee’ Actually Work?

by Tim Bishop January 7, 2014 Clinical medical negligence

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to take legal action against a company or an individual, your first thought may be, “how am I going to pay for this?” Court cases and claims can be incredibly stressful and daunting, and the thought of financial worries on top of this does put […]

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Dispelling the myths about personal injury solicitors

by PaulReflect December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the fact that they pave the way for many of the people who would not be able to seek compensation for accidents and injuries to do so, there are a number of myths which surround the work that personal injury compensation solicitors do. Not only do these myths harm the solicitors and their reputations […]

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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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High Care Quality Must Become a NHS Norm

by barlowrobbins October 30, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Since the £20 billion NHS cuts came into effect in 2009, it’s hardly surprising that the NHS has become a shadow of its former self. Considering the fact that 65% of the NHS budget is spent on staffing our hospitals and medical centres, no-one will be shocked to hear that the amount of nurses-per-patients has […]

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