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8 June 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The stresses and strains of being a family carer – Tegan’s experience

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Simon Elliman relays the experience of young carer Tegan, whose mother Vicky lives with cauda equina syndrome.

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For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health

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When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£450,000 for negligent neck surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust

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A woman received £450,000 for the shoulder injury sustained after neck surgery. The claimant’s accessory nerve was severed during the operation, restricting her right shoulder movements and she experienced pain on a daily basis along with tingling and numbness in her right arm and fingers.

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5 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Scoliosis correction surgery – what are the risks and how can they be mitigated?

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Simon Elliman considers the risks associated with procedures to correct scoliosis and what sometimes goes wrong, either in terms of achieving the desired outcome, or by way of catastrophic complications of the surgery.

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27 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Claiming for negligent cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic – is it even possible?

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As stories of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment related to COVID-19 continue to appear, Simon Elliman – head of our Medical Negligence department – explains the challenges of bringing a claim and the options people have if they have experienced negligence.

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6 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Speaking with Katrina Hart about achieving her goals while living with cerebral palsy

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We asked Katrina Hart, who is sponsored by our Medical Negligence team, about her experience of achieving her goals whilst living with cerebral palsy and what she hopes for in the future.

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11 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Covid-19 has exposed real issues with cancer care in the UK – the Government must get a handle on it

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Following widespread reports of disruption to patient care caused by coronavirus, Simon Elliman explores further the effects on cancer care, and what is being done about it.

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19 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How should babies with meningitis symptoms be treated? The issues shown in negligence cases

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Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, looks at how negligence cases can inform us as to the issues which cause serious injury and even death when meningitis is not treated properly.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

‘Never Events’ – when injury is wholly preventable, but happens anyway

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Simon Elliman considers the concept of ‘Never Events’ – serious incidents which should always be avoidable – and asks why they continue to occur.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

£3.14 million compensation for delayed diagnosis leading to amputation

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Simon Elliman recovered £3.14 million for L,  a female client who became tetraplegic as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating a spinal abscess.

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£825,000 for negligent delays leading to amputations

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A client, represented by Simon Elliman, recovered damages of £825,000 for a claim involving delays in providing surgical treatment, leading to sepsis, partial amputation of both thumbs, two fingers and all ten toes, and ultimately a below knee amputation of her left leg.

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12 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The duty of candour five years on – has it had much of an impact?

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What has been the effect of the duty of candour, and guidelines issued under it, nearly five years on from the introduction of the duty? Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, takes a look.

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