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29 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The importance of rehab after a stroke – a client story

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Here Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team relays the story of one client who experienced a stroke, and how ensuring he got the right rehab changed is outlook on the future.

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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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9 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

There’s no place like home – what you need to know about Swift v Carpenter

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Charlotte Webb explains the importance of the Swift v Carpenter decision which was handed down today, 9 October 2020, and will have a big impact on claimants seeking compensation for accommodation.

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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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18 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

First do no harm: Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety review makes key recommendations for reducing the risk of avoidable harm

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Faye Marks looks at the recommendations from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety review and explains why it is important that changes are made.

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17 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety

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Lucy Crawford and Faye Marks from our Medical Negligence team explain why the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2020 is so important in the UK.

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16 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How serious incidents in healthcare are investigated using root cause analysis. Are lessons learned?

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Ahead of World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, Sarah White reviews the root cause analysis process for patient safety learning. Is it working as it should?

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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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19 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Patient safety in the NHS – what we can learn from the recent IPPR report into injury prevention

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Paul Rumley reviews the recent IPPR report into injury prevention which shows that, despite the need for more learning from errors, the NHS needs significant support and accountability from the Government to avoid unnecessary harm.

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15 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What makes GBS so deadly? A new study reveals the genetics behind the bacteria’s armoury

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Abigail Ringer from our specialist Birth Injury team takes a look at the research into Group B Strep, and what makes this bacteria so dangerous to newborns.

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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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10 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Government needs to do more on patient care disrupted by coronavirus

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After reading news of disruption in patient care on the NHS due to coronavirus and lockdown, Kerstin Scheel says it’s time for Government to “get a grip” on the problem.

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