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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness?

Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness? We are currently bombarded with news about the effect of Coronavirus on the NHS, the pressure on staff, pressure on resources and the lack of PPE.  We have not heard quite so much about the effect that it may have on more fundamental services such as imaging. Radiologists…
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Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence

Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence No-one particularly relishes the thought of a trip to the dentist, whether that’s due to the inconvenience of a morning off work, footing a large bill, or an intense fear of injections(!) but despite this, everyone should be able to be comforted by the knowledge that they will be well…
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Coronavirus

Coronavirus What we are currently experiencing as a nation is quite terrifying. All of us are subject to severe and frightening restrictions from the State in terms of our freedom to move about and go about our lives in a way that is unprecedented in peace time. Some of us agree with those restrictions and…
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Asthma

Asthma At the time of writing, the Covid 19 pandemic has reached our shores with many, many people being affected by it. One of the ‘at risk’ groups are those who suffer from Asthma. Over five and a half million people in the UK have Asthma. It is estimated that that every 10 seconds a…
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What is Cholesteatoma?

We have all had earache and most of us have suffered painful ear infections and possibly worse. BUT, what happens when those symptoms don’t go, aren’t treated properly or promptly or you don’t get the review that is required? Emily Brown looks at the complicated ear condition known as Cholesteatoma. What is Cholesteatoma? Cholesteatoma is…
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What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome? Translated from Latin, Cauda Equina literally means ‘horse’s tail’ – and describes the nerve roots that descend from the bottom of the spinal cord. Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) happens when those nerves are compressed. This can result in a loss of muscle power in the legs, as well as loss…
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Bowel cancer screening – Why everyone should take part?

Bowel cancer screening – Why everyone should take part? My husband has now achieved “that age” when he will be automatically screened by the NHS for Bowel Cancer.  From the conversations we have had, I can tell that he is not looking forward to it.  It is a mix of anxiety and the fear of…
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Cervical cancer misdiagnosis despite key symptoms

Cervical cancer misdiagnosis despite key symptoms A 26 year old woman has suffered a misdiagnosis even though she had key symptoms of cervical cancer. Alexandra Hodson was told her symptoms were occurring because of her contraceptive injection. She presented with pain during sex , bleeding after and in between her periods. Nurse tells her symptoms…
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Cancer survival rates falling behind other countries

Cancer survival rates falling behind other countries Cancer survival rates in the UK are increasing. But analysis suggests we are falling behind other countries. A study in Lancet Oncology finds that UK performance is behind Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway. The study The study focused on cancer patients diagnosed between 1995 and…
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Why war language is not suitable for Cancer

Why war language is not suitable for Cancer Melanie Lidstone-Land looks at the language used around cancer and why it is not suitable for cancer patients. “When someone is diagnosed with cancer, often people use language such as battle, fight and warrior. When someone dies from cancer, often they will be described as losing the…
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