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Carla Duprey
    • Carla Duprey

    • Clinical Negligence Solicitor and Senior Associate
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Delay in the diagnosis of lung and bowel cancer

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We deal with a number of clinical negligence claims relating to a delay in the diagnosis of cancer. These types of cases can be difficult as, although there may have been a delay in the diagnosis, the patient may still require the same treatment that...

Charcot's foot - the facts and medical negligence claims

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Charcot’s foot is a serious, but not very well known, potential complication of having diabetes. It is a weakening of the bones in the foot, which can occur when a person has nerve damage (neuropathy) in their feet. Diabetic neuropathy occurs due to...

The impact of the pandemic and lockdown on people with brain injuries

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The charity, Headway, have recently published a report outlining the various impacts that the pandemic has had upon brain injury survivors and their families - see the full report here: The impact of lockdown on brain injury survivors and their...

New discount rate - the end of the uncertainty?

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After many months of speculation, the Lord Chancellor has finally revealed that the new discount rate for personal injury claims will be -0.25%. This has been calculated using the new methodology of taking into account the actual returns available on...

Technology in healthcare - how far should it go?

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I have seen a few articles recently about the increased use of technology in healthcare and how it could potentially lead to fewer fully trained doctors being required and decreased costs in the NHS in the long-term. Dr Eric Topol (US health expert) has...

Man dies from sepsis hours after attending his GP surgery

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The Manchester Evening News has covered an inquest of a man (Paul Hardy) who died from sepsis ten hours after attending his GP surgery. Paul had fallen ill in February 2016 with cold-like symptoms. He attended his GP surgery on 17 th February...

Inadequate warnings given for risks of epilepsy medication in pregnancy?

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing whether patients were given adequate warnings regarding the use of the epilepsy drug, Sodium Valporate, during pregnancy. This review includes a Public Hearing where evidence is being given by...

Sepsis - new guidelines being published for doctors on how to deal with this deadly condition

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A report in 2015, by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), reviewed the care of patients with sepsis. The report concluded with a number of recommendations for training, guidance and protocols to be implemented to ensure...

Has the Duty of Candour fallen at the first hurdle?

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The Government has previously promised (in response to the recommendations made by the Francis Report) that a new statutory Duty of Candour will be introduced for the NHS. This would mean that hospitals would be legally obliged to admit to any medical...

An update on Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovations Bill

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I wrote a blog back in January 2013 regarding the Medical Innovations Bill that has been proposed by Lord Saatchi to Parliament. This Bill has now arrived in the House of Commons and has therefore reached the second stage of its approval through Parliament....

Government's response to Francis Report

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Jeremy Hunt MP has recently made a statement to Parliament setting out the Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Robert Francis’ Report, compiled following the failings in care at Stafford Hospital. Mr Hunt did not respond to...