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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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How the pandemic has impacted dentist appointments

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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The British Dentistry Association have reported that there is more than 10 million backlog of dentist appointments due to many dental practices closing during the pandemic. Although most practices have now reopened, they are working at a much reduced...

Delay in the diagnosis of lung and bowel cancer

Carla Duprey
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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...

What about us? The delays in medical treatment due to covid-19

Laura Sheehan
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The NHS has had a difficult task coping with the effects of covid-19 and across the country, the focus has been on prioritising the care of covid-19 patients and otherwise easing pressure on the NHS in other aspects to ensure it doesn’t crash during...

What is a stroke? Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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What is a stroke? A stroke is when the blood supply to the brain is cut off.  It is a medical emergency and can be life threatening so urgent treatment is essential. It can affect both adults and children. There are 2 main causes of strokes: ...

State benefits and medical negligence claims

Kelly Withers
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Often when you’ve suffered medical negligence you’re quite badly injured or have such significant symptoms that you’re not able to work, you’ve notified the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and they grant you access to...

Parkinson's Awareness Week

Tom Mooney
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This week (11 to 17 April 2021) is Parkinson’s awareness week. Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, affecting around 145,000 people in the UK alone. To put this into context there are currently more people...

Much needed funding boost in maternity care

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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NHS England has announced an extra £95m in funding for maternity care. This is a well needed boost to this area of medicine which can demonstrate the extreme highs and darkest lows in life. The additional funds will facilitate the recruitment...

Covid cough or lung cancer? - Is there a delay in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer?

Jamie Cruickshanks
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Reluctance to attend hospital tests and come forward about symptoms could be contributing to delays in lung cancer diagnosis, a Cancer Research UK survey of GPs across the UK has shown.  A study of 1,000 GPs has been carried out by Cancer Research...

Can you bring a medical negligence claim following joint replacement surgery?

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According to the National Joint Registry there are 160,000 total hip and knee replacements performed in England and Wales each year. Ankle, elbow and shoulder replacements are also possible although much less common. Joint replacement surgery involves...

Baby boy dies after NHS Trust makes mistakes during delivery

Claire Stockley
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A baby boy sadly died as a result of mistakes made during his delivery at Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust. Theo Ellis was in a breech position but the midwives failed to recognise this until his mother was in advanced labour. There were also missed...

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