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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 01616 966 229.

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A prosecution of an NHS Trust for failing in its duty of candour - a one off or the first of many?

Gemma Crompton
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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has been prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing in its obligations to be open and transparent. Elsie Woodfield, who was 91, died due to suffering from a perforated oesophagus during an endoscopy....

Funding a medical negligence claim - the options

Tom Mooney
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The funding of medical negligence claims is understandably very important to clients and, in my experience, prevents some people from attempting to access justice. I am regularly asked for reassurance from potential clients that they won’t...

'First Do No Harm' - A medicines and medical devices safety review

Gemma Crompton
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The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has been published following a 2 year investigation into three medical interventions: Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh, interventions used on and by women. Primodos was a hormone...

Change in legislation aims to increase number of organ donors

Gemma Crompton
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On 20 May 2020, legislation in England came into effect which means that all adults will be considered as potential organ donors when they die, unless their family intervenes or they opt out during their lifetime. This replaces the previous...

The impact of strokes in the UK

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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In the UK somebody has a stroke every five minutes meaning that there are 100,000 strokes every year. What is a stroke? A stroke is when brain cells die because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. They cause more disabilities than any other...

Tips for living with an acquired brain injury

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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Brain injuries can occur at any stage of life and can have a long-lasting and life altering effect on those who suffer from them and their families. Read our top ten tips for those who have or those who care for someone with an acquired brain...

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...

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