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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Nasal spray may mean stroke damage avoided

Nasal spray may mean stroke damage avoided. I know a man who, when he was 43 years of age he had a small stroke.  At that time he was an incredibly fit man, no body fat, not a drinker, never smoked and had never taken a drug stronger than a headache tablet. BUT that man…
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Funding doubled for Brain Cancer research

Government to double brain cancer research funding to £40m a year. Following the untimely death of Tessa Jowell, former Labour MP, it has been announced that brain cancer research will have its government funding doubled to £40m and gold standard tumour diagnosis tests will be rolled out to all NHS hospitals. Theresa May and her…
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NHS Breast Screening

What is the purpose of breast screening? The purpose of breast screening is to diagnose breast cancer early. Medical practitioners argue that earlier the breast cancer is diagnosed, the greater chances the individuals will have of survival. Who needs breast screening? Women who are registered with a GP and are aged 50 to 70, will…
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£19M for 9yr old girl – brain injury

A 9 year old girl born with severe jaundice has been awarded a record payment for brain injury. It was argued that there had been negligence in the delay in giving this child a total blood transfusion. She had severe jaundice. Medical negligence lawyers argued that permanent injury would have been avoided. As a result…
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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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