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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Report shows hospitals overcharging for short-stay patients

A watchdog said that money is being wasted by hospitals in England as they are wrongly overcharging the health service for treating short-stay patients. Graeme Swain, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at Swain & Co., says, “The Audit Commission highlighted the fact that hospitals could be earning more than 5 times as much by recording…
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Rise in cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has announced that the number of lung cancer cases in women in the UK has risen once again. In 2008 there were more than 18,000 diagnosis of lung cancer, which compares to a figure of 8,000 in 1975. The dramatic increase in the number of women contracting lung cancer has been blamed…
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Huntington’s disease “protects” against cancer

New research has emerged today from the Lancet Oncology which shows that patients with Huntingdon’s disease appear to have protection against cancer. The study undertaken in Sweden analysed data from 1969 up to 2008 which showed that out of the 1510 patients examined, 91 of those developed cancer. This represents a  53% reduction to those…
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NHS reforms are likely to lead to more litigation

The reforms are proposing handing responsibility to local authorities for public health, including reducing obesity, managing mental health services and sexual health. Warnings have also been issued that local authorities will face legal difficulties. With budget cuts on the NHS and rising consumer expectations, it has been warned that there will be more tension, more…
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Swain & Co. concerned over risks in cosmetic surgery

Here at Swain & Co. we are concerned about the news of chin procedures becoming the fastest growing trend in cosmetic surgery in the US. Here in the UK, trends tend to mimic those of the US. With every ‘trend’ comes the ability for unscrupulous ‘surgeons’ to conduct procedures that may not meet regulations, regulations…
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Wounded soldiers receiving poor treatment

New figures have shown that in the past three years, 13 soldiers have launched compensation claims against the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital, for medical negligence. The site cares for heroes airlifted from the front line, winning numerous awards for its work. Experts are suggesting that the complaints are arising…
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Biggest study into Parkinson’s disease launched by Glasgow University

A new study into the cause of Parkinson’s is being started by Dr Donald Grosset at Glasgow University. Dr Grosset is hoping for more than 3000 volunteers who have the neurological condition along with their siblings to take part in his study with a view to better understand the symptoms. More than £1.6m is being…
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Dump patients on trolleys in corridors

The College of Emergency Medicine, which represents A&E doctors, has recommended that patients should be left outside wards on trolleys, until a bed becomes available in new guidelines, admitting that it is controversial, but supported by the college. A&E doctors have said that the pressing issue is of bed blocking, meaning that they cannot move…
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Baby only has weeks to live due to medical negligence

Heartbroken and distraught parents of Ollie Lewis have spoken out about his tragic fate. Mother, Charmaine was left in agony for two hours, despite asking for treatment repeatedly. When midwives did eventually check on her, Ollie’s heart appeared to have stopped. He was born with the umbilical cord round his neck and had to be…
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NHS reserve £235.4 million for babies suffering brain damage

£235.4 million has been set aside by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) for sixty babies that allegedly suffered brain damage, as a result of maternity staff who failed to notice their neonatal hypoglycaemia, The Guardian has reported. The sum is the NHSLA’s estimate of the total cost of settling the sixty claims.  So far, £69.3…
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