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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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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?

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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...

Relative of Nye Bevan died as a result of "neglect" by NHS trusts

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A case before the Coroner’s Court has recently been reported in the press because, as a result of mistakes by two hospital trusts, the great-nephew of NHS founder, Nye Bevan, passed away. The evidence before the coroner was that Mr Bevan was not...

All GP practices due to be connected to NHS app by 1st July

Kelly Withers
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With so many locations and staff across the country, plus an increase in patients, centralising information and promoting access to it has long been an objective for the NHS. NHSX was established, a new joint unit “to take forward digital...

Investigation underway to determine if the deaths of five eating disorder patients were avoidable

Kelly Withers
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In 2017, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) raised concerns that the NHS may be missing opportunities to assist patients with eating disorders. They published a report: “Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are...

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