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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Statement made by Nurses show patients are in danger

It is not a surprise to learn that the NHS does not employ enough staff to be able to provide appropriate care and treatment to patients. A recently revealed statement by Nurses within the NHS have said that individuals who suffer, for example, from cancer are put at a great risk as their care is…
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Social media blamed for spread of cancer myths

This was a headline reported in The Times and was allegedly based on research carried out into what people in the UK believe causes cancer.  The most common misconception was that cancer can be caused by stress, eating foods heavily laden with additives caused the disease and that people who had been exposed to electromagnetic…
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Stroke – Alex Ferguson suffered a stroke. More info on strokes

It has been in the news this weekend that Sir Alex Ferguson has suffered a stroke. There are two main types of stroke: Ischaemic which occurs as a result of a blood clot that restricts or reduces the flow of blood to the brain (this is the more common); and Haemorrhagic stroke which is when…
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NHS performance stats…………what is happening in your area?

Delay in receiving care at Hospital? Delay or lack of treatment for Cancer or other life limiting illness? Planned op cancelled causing damage? I read the BBC News every day and being a Clinical Negligence Lawyer I like to read the pages dedicated to health and wellbeing.  A lot of the time those pages give…
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Anatomy of a Clinical Negligence claim Part 3 – the medical evidence

A big complaint that many clients’ have about their lawyer is that the advice given, the explanations about the case and how it progresses is not in plain English.  There is too much jargon, too many legalistic words used and simply not enough proper explanation that everyone can relate to - not just the lawyers…
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Breast cancer screening failure: “Worry, questions, constant fear”

“My constant fear about breast cancer has been heightened this morning. News of a major screening failure scares me.” Melanie Lidstone-Land, Head of medical negligence explains why to her, this news is so worrying. “My mother died of breast cancer. It was very quick. She never got to see me get married. She never held…
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Pioneering new prostate treatment to be used by NHS

The statistics for men suffering problems with their Prostate continue to make for worrying reading.   Around half of men over the age of 50 suffer from an enlarged prostate, which can reduce bladder capacity, causing repeated night-time trips to the lavatory. Every year, around 45,000 men undergo surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Standard treatment…
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The never ending Accident and Emergency Department drama

Accident and Emergency Departments across England and Wales have been scrutinised for months now. This is due to increased waiting times. Hospitals have set targets that should be met, one of them being to see 95% of attending patients within 4 hours. Shocking figures relating to Hospital waiting times have recently been released. It has…
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Nails done … Botox injection on the side?

Manicure, pedicure, waxing and Botox. A list that is more common than you may think. More than 100,000 Botox injections are giving every year. The beauty industry has normalised Botox, making everyone think it’s part of beauty treatments. It is in fact a cosmetic procedure. It may surprise you to know that Botox, or Botulinum…
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Portsmouth hospitals report over 800 serious incidents

NHS trusts covering Portsmouth report over 800 serious incidents during 2016-2017. Serious incident covers events such as: Avoidable or unexpected injury or serious harm Avoidable or unexpected death Patient abuse Events that lead to widespread public concern Events that affect the trust’s capacity to provide an acceptable level of care Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which…
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