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Our medical negligence claims team regularly write about related legal topics and welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

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How will I pay for my cerebral palsy medical negligence claim, and is it worth it?

Claire Stockley
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Cerebral palsy cases are usually very costly due to the complex and often lengthy investigations that are required.   However, if you or a loved one think that you may have a cerebral palsy claim , there may be several options available to...

Clinicians to help resolve legal claims

Laura Sheehan
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If you’ve ever made a complaint about your medical care and the complaints process has been followed correctly, you’ll appreciate the benefit of the treating clinicians addressing your concerns. They can provide answers to your...

Sepsis - what are the symptoms and how can it be treated?

Claire Stockley
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Most people have heard of ‘sepsis’, but how many of you know exactly what causes this life threatening condition, how to spot it and what to do if you think somebody may be developing sepsis? Who can develop sepsis? Anybody with an...

What is the process of making a medical negligence claim?

Tom Mooney
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Pursuing a medical negligence claim might initially seem daunting – especially as the vast majority of people are unlikely to have gone through the process before. The aim of this blog is therefore to provide a brief summary of the process, from...

Can costs associated with surrogacy be recovered if medical negligence caused infertility?

Tom Mooney
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Last month the Supreme Court heard the case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust. XX is a clinical negligence claim in which the NHS Trust admitted that there was a delay in diagnosing cancer and that, as a consequence of this delay, Ms X required...

New database will allow information to be shared between hospitals

Kelly Withers
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Sir Bruce Keogh, former NHS England Medical Director, has developed a new information platform with the Independent Healthcare Providers Network. The database is designed to be a secure system to allow information to be shared between hospitals (private...

Jeremy Hunt sets up new charity to improve patient safety and reduce levels of avoidable harm

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The former health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has this week registered a new charity Patient Safety Watch which aims at collating data to help decrease the instances of poor care and improve overall patient safety within the NHS. According to Mr Hunt...

What is the difference between an infection and sepsis?

Tom Mooney
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A few weeks ago, the Press Association released an alarming statement that hospital admissions for sepsis in England have more than doubled in three years. The rises relate to all age groups – including the very young . Sepsis can be...

New discount rate - the end of the uncertainty?

Carla Duprey
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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...

Dr Alexa is ready to see you now - NHS embraces voice assisted technology

Laura Sheehan
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Got a problem cough? Worried about a lump? Many of us now turn to the internet and Google our symptoms as a first port of call. Well, as of this week, the Amazon Alexa is able to search the official NHS website in order to answer any health...

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