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4 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£51,000 for failing to notice laceration to the bladder during caesarean section

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A 25-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £51,000 in compensation for the injuries she sustained during her caesarean section at the Whittington Hospital.

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£450,000 for negligent advice to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy

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A 35-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £450,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when she was negligently advised by Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy.

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14 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Could we see a rise in amputations related to sepsis because of COVID-19?

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A leading sepsis research charity has raised concerns that diagnoses of sepsis may be missed or delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Lees takes a look.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How does meningitis lead to limb loss, and can limb loss be prevented?

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Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.

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5 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, PI Tech

Are diagnostic chatbots the future of primary care, or potentially dangerous?

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Ben Lees takes a look at whether new AI technology will relieve the pressure on the NHS and GPs, or potentially pose real danger to patient safety.

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10 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are patients who receive cosmetic surgery adequately protected?

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Cosmetic surgery is as popular as ever, 28,315 patients went “under the knife” in 2017 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). But are all the new untested techniques, societal pressures, and ever increasing patient expectations a cocktail for potential disaster?

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4 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is cosmetic surgery being trivialised by celebrity culture?

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As cosmetic surgery becomes a topic of everyday conversation, highly popular shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex have been criticised for popularising and trivialising cosmetic surgery. It is common place to see advertisements on the TV and celebrities discussing the latest procedures, but is this trivialising what are complex and potentially risky procedures?

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28 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Will the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) replace doctors in London hospitals?

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A scary thought, and one that could become a reality. Or is it something to feel positive about? Ben Lees takes a look at the pros and cons of AI-run hospitals.

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Botox with your shopping? – Superdrug is setting a potentially dangerous precedent

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In an interesting turn of events, the high street cosmetic store Superdrug has announced that they are going to be offering a new ‘Skin Renew Service’ in some stores. Concerns have been raised about the safety and oversight of such treatments.

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5 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Once again, frontline staff are blamed for institutional failings in the NHS – it has to stop

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As a leaked, and now published, report reveals how a hospital’s internal politics and culture put the lives of patients in jeopardy, Ben Lees highlights the importance of proper oversight and the need for the NHS to learn from its mistakes.

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Grandfather brings dental negligence claim with the help of Royds Withy King after dentist drops metal file down his throat

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A Penzance grandfather has spoken of his terror after a small serrated dental file fell into his mouth and lodged in his throat during routine root canal surgery.

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26 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Guidance on Employment Tribunal fees

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Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful, a claimant is no longer required to pay Tribunal fees in order to bring a claim.

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