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13 September 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

10 years of World Sepsis Day – here’s a reminder of what you need to know

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Over the last 20 years, there has been a growing recognition that sepsis is one of the most common and potentially life threatening conditions faced by the human race.

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27 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£350,000 settlement following delayed breast cancer diagnosis at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

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Our Medical Negligence team settled a cancer compensation claim for a client following a negligent delay by the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in diagnosing her with breast cancer.

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26 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How should a GP help manage high cholesterol or diagnose a heart attack?

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Mistreatment of cardiac health issues can cause life-changing damage. Here Divya Anand explains how a GP should manage two key heart-related issues.

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21 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

New NHS patient safety system a step in the right direction

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Sophie Angwin-Thornes takes a look at the new patient safety system in the NHS that could help make the reporting and analysis of patient safety events easier and more effective.

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7 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Cardiac care in a pandemic: an unfolding tragedy?

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Joachim Stanley from our specialist cardiac negligence team explains the range of issues that coronavirus has caused in cardiac care.

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5 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

University of Nottingham research could finally demonstrate the need for routine GBS testing in the NHS

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A fantastic study led by the University of Nottingham seeks to definitively assess the value of GBS testing in pregnancy in NHS maternity services in England. July 2021 is GBS awareness month #GBSAM2021 and studies such as this will be imperative, if supportive in its findings, in persuading the NHS to fund routine GBS testing in pregnancy and reducing the number of cases of early-onset GBS infection in newborns.

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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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It’s time for the bereavement damages postcode lottery to end – we’re hoping APIL’s latest campaign will help

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Following research by APIL into the postcode lottery of statutory bereavement damages in the United Kingdom, Ali Cloak shares hers and our wider team’s views on the current state of compensation for a bereavement.

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1 June 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Compensation secured for family of grandfather who died due to negligent care in hospital

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Loved ones of Mr S have received compensation as part of an out-of-court settlement agreed with Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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How the experience of stroke inspired a new approach to neuro-rehabilitation

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When Ian Pearce’s father had a stroke in 2017, his life was thrown in a completely new direction. Nothing can prepare you for an injury to a loved one, but the aftermath can be equally difficult. For Ian, though, it proved an inspiration to change the way we approach neuro-rehab.

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19 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Panorama: NHS patient safety learning opportunities being lost?

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Panorama: Hospital Secrets Uncovered, which will air on BBC One this evening (19 May 2021), presents a disturbing picture of NHS patient safety learning opportunities being lost.

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10 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

Artificial Intelligence: the future of diagnosing wrist fractures?

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A recent study has shown that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help radiologists identify a fractured scaphoid, a commonly sustained but often missed fracture to one of the small bones in the wrist.

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