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13 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is the cervical cancer screening programme improving outcomes for women?

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Paul Rumley reviews the improvements and drawbacks of the cervical cancer screening programme, following the recent publication of the last year’s results.

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6 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

Why we should be cautious about relying on AI for cancer diagnosis

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Do advances in AI diagnosis of breast cancer represent a revolution in medicine, or are they something to be concerned about? Rosie Hodgetts, a specialist from our Medical Negligence department, thinks the answer is somewhere in between.

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3 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Breast cancer screening scandal: NHS failures affect hundreds of thousands

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The government Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced yesterday that a computer error in the NHS has led to 450,000 women not being invited to get breast cancer screenings. Partner in our medical negligence team, Paul Rumley, was featured in …

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25 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

5 concerning mistakes London hospitals keep making

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In 2015, as many as 1 in 3 London hospital trusts saw patients suffering because of incidents that should never be allowed to happen. These incidents are officially referred to as ‘Never Events’ and are labelled as mistakes that should not occur under any circumstances.

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4 November 2015 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Proposed fixed costs for clinical negligence claims: is it still about clients?

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Fixed costs

You may be aware of the recent proposal – to be subject to some form of consultation in the autumn – to have fixed costs for clinical negligence claims of a value possibly up to £250,000. The plan is to reduce the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS – but what are the wider implications of this proposal?

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10 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Paralympic athlete

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Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Katrina Hart, a 200m sprinter and University of Bath alumnus, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the T37 class. In today’s blog post, Katrina shares her recent experiences and talks about things that inspire her and keep her going.

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12 June 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King lawyer to run 333 km for Cancer Research

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A Withy King lawyer has pledged to complete 19 races covering 333 km after a close friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Rob Beazley, who lives in Bath and works as a paralegal in the Personal Injury team at Withy …

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14 March 2014 0 Comments Posted in Life, Medical Negligence

High Court case stresses the importance of Pre-Inquest Review hearings

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In the recent case of Brown v HM Coroner for Norfolk the Chief Coroner, HHJ Thornton QC gave some much needed guidance on Pre-Inquest Review hearings, which will hopefully ensure consistency across the country for bereaved families.

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18 July 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation for late diagnosis of cancer and to pay for future treatment

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Ms C received a significant award after the delay in her diagnosis left her with a much lower five-year cancer survival rate.

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