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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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Delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer

Claire Stockley
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As we are navigate our way through our third lockdown in ten months, the upheaval thrust upon us by coronavirus is becoming all too familiar. The overwhelming demand on the NHS is reported daily in the news and many of us have had personal...

NHS to trial blood test with potential to identify cancer

Kelly Withers
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The NHS have announced that they are ready to trial a blood test which has been developed by Californian firm, Grail. This blood test has the potential to identify over 50 forms of cancer by detecting molecular changes in the blood caused by cancer in...

UK organ donation - are you aware of the change in the law?

Claire Stockley
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On 20 May 2020 the law relating to organ donation changed in the UK. Prior to this date, those who wished to donate their organs were required to opt in, meaning that people had to actively register their intention to become a donor. Inevitably not...

Milestone in the development of Covid-19 vaccination

Tom Mooney
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The 9th of November 2020 was a milestone day in the development of a potentially effective Covid-19 vaccination with developers Pfizer and BioNTech reporting promising initial results from their recent trial. 43,500 people were involved in the...

Home-testing proposed for NHS staff

Kelly Withers
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In June this year, the President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Derek Alderson, was speaking at the Health Select Committee meeting about getting the necessary steps and checks in place to get the broader NHS services back up and running...

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...

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