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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Go Home and Relax? Hospital Misdiagnoses of Early Labor Pains

by annbailey September 10, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

The late stages of pregnancy are filled with uncertainty about when the baby will arrive. Labor may occur much sooner than the standard nine months; Amilla Taylor famously arrived into the world a mere 21 weeks and six days after conception. When it comes to identifying false labor pains, real labor pains, and the signs […]

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Medication Error? What To Do About Who’s At Fault

by Ladyblogger August 31, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Medication Error? What To Do About Who’s At Fault Medication or prescription error is another form of negligence that is committed by physicians, pharmacists, hospitals and nurses. It’s estimated that approximately 1.5 million individuals in the hospital today are due to a medication errors. The areas can occur in several places such as nursing homes, […]

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What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

by StewartTAnn August 28, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Filing a legal claim against a doctor or professional medical facility can be a complicated process when the case comes down to establishing actual material evidence in the case. The difference between medical malpractice and medical negligence is slim, but there is a difference when the court assesses improper actions and failure to act within […]

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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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The dangers of retained surgical items – can I make a medical negligence claim?

by Tim Bishop June 28, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

The pain, exhaustion and anxiety you feel following surgery can be very difficult to deal with. Not only have you undergone an invasive procedure, but you also face a difficult recovery period, which will, in all likelihood, require time off work incapacitated. So, imagine how difficult it is to discover that something has gone wrong […]

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Different Comparative Negligence Laws Explained

by Peter Park June 25, 2013 Accident Claims

What happens if both plaintiff and defendant are at faulty but perhaps at a varying degree?  Who becomes liable for the plaintiff’s injury?  Or will they both be liable?  These questions led different state legislators to come up with different negligence rules to determine who should recover and how much.  Many states have different comparative […]

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How to Recognize Signs of Negligence at a Nursing Home

by Molly P. June 16, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

It is an unfortunate fact that many elderly adults have been abused by caregivers in a variety of settings. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities pose a particular issue, since loved ones are usually not in the vicinity, making seniors more vulnerable to abuse. Therefore, loved ones need to be aware of this problem and […]

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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 Jackson reforms in a nutshell

by John Hirst May 2, 2013 Accident Claims

April 2013 was a month to forget for many lawyers due to arguably the most radical changes to the Civil Procedure Rules since 1998. In January 2010 Lord Justice Jackson published his “Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report” which contained a number of recommendations to reform civil litigation both generally and in relation to […]

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Claiming after a Faulty Hip Implant

by LauraFrancis May 1, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Thousands of patients have now claimed against DePuy ASR following a recall of metal-on-metal hip replacements in 2010. Hundreds of suits have been filed in the UK alone, with over 10,000 being filed in the US. Problems were first noted in 2007 when patients complained of pain and tenderness within their hip joints, while surgeons […]

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Study suggests many Britons could claim compensation for medical negligence

by JamesBooker April 30, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Dentists often provide a valuable service, helping us maintain oral hygiene and preventing us from suffering problems such as gum disease. However, despite these benefits, many of us do not enjoy visiting these professionals. According to the NHS, one in every four Britons could have a phobia of dentists. Therefore, approximately 25% of the population […]

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Hospital Errors Still Rampant in the U.S.

by ShelbyW April 24, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Medical practitioners are amongst some of the most trained professionals in the world. In all honesty, if there’s one professional service that we’ll all need in our lifetime, oftentimes before we even begin to form memories, it’s medical care. Unfortunately, the neglectfulness of doctors, nurses and other practitioners can sometimes lead to medical errors. The […]

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Is it Time for the FDA to Require Clinical Testing of Metal Hip and Other High Risk Implants?

by Bisnar Chase April 22, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Consumers Union, a consumer advocacy group, has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt a proposed rule requiring metal hip implants to be reviewed through the agency’s premarket approval (PMA) process to prove that the devices are safe and effective. The group sent a comment letter to the FDA signed by more […]

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Sterilisation Failure Claim

by emmadigirank April 11, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Deciding to undergo a female sterilisation is not a decision to be made lightly as it is considered to be a permanent method of contraception. It is something that requires a lot of thought, and if you do choose to go ahead with the procedure, you should feel comfortable with the fact that your family […]

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