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Issuing Court Proceedings on behalf of a Deceased Claimant

22 Oct 2021

When a person dies as a result of clinical negligence there can be uncertainty as to how that claim for compensation/damages is continued. There remains an entitlement to a claim for the pain and suffering caused as a result of the negligence, and also any financial loss. In this article we…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Delay in Diagnosis

08 Oct 2021

Every ten minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. It is important especially now to check your breasts. For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause. Almost one million women in UK have missed vital breast screening due to COVID-19. Although the risk is smaller…

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National Eye Health Week

21 Sep 2021

This week is National Eye Health Week which looks at how important it is to protect our eyesight. Looking after our eyes is vital, especially during the childhood years, while the organs are still developing. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is thought to affect one in three people in the UK and…

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Sepsis Awareness Day

13 Sep 2021

World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people to raise awareness about sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 11 million deaths worldwide annually. What is sepsis? Sepsis is sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning. It happens when your immune…

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Alarm raised over remote GPs

10 Sep 2021

On the 10th of September the Times reported on concerns raised about the deaths of six patients seen remotely by GPs during the pandemic. The reported issues included suicide, a broken leg, COVID-19 and a drug overdose. Alison Mutch, Senior Coroner for Greater Manchester highlighted five prevention…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

10 Sep 2021

There were 5,691 suicides in England and Wales in 2019, which is 321 more than 2018. The rate for females under 25 has increased by 93.8% since 2012, to its highest level in 2019. Men aged 45-49 and women aged 50-54 had the highest suicide rate in England and Wales. There are many factors which…

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Duty of Care

25 Aug 2021

Clinical negligence is when healthcare professionals physically or mentally hurt you due to the standard of health care they have given you. Clinical negligence is proved using a 3-part test. The test looks at: · that the doctor owed a duty of care to the patient, · that…

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Pressure Sore Negligence Claims

29 Jun 2021

Pressure sores are also known as 'bed sores'. The clue is in the name, as they are often associated with being less mobile, often in a care setting. The fact that a person has been hospitalised makes them vulnerable to immobility, and it goes without saying that the patient is poorly. This…

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A Sting in the Tail - What to look for in a Cauda Equina Syndrome Case

26 May 2021

Cauda Equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis. It occurs when the nerves in the lower back become severely compressed. It's sometimes a result of a prolapsed disc bulge and requires urgent hospital admission and timely surgery. The longer it goes untreated, the greater the…

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Retinal Detachment

25 May 2021

Retinal detachment is a serious condition which can lead to blindness if not dealt with quickly. Common complaints are floaters, flashes or shadows. Most people will contact there optician in the first place. We have dealt with a number of cases in recent times where opticians have failed to appreciate…

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