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Legal news updates and opinion from leading Medical Negligence Solicitors; coverage includes breaking news on all hospital, GP and A&E negligence reports.
NHS Delays Q&A

22 December 2016 | Victoria Clark

Suffered a delay in NHS treatment or ambulance response time? Here is what you need to know.

Plans To Centralise NHS Treatments Could Cost Lives

20 December 2016 | Kay Barnes

Responding to plans to centralise NHS treatments, a former midwife and Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor explains how the move could risk lives

Hospital Fails To Diagnose Illness Resulting In Death Of Patient

13 December 2016 | David Thomas

Widow speaks out as coroner confirms hospital staff 3 times failed to diagnose illness that led to Sandy grandfathers death

Mother Sues Medical Professional For Not Warning Of Risks From Epilepsy Drug

1 December 2016 | Victoria Clark

A mother claims damages from a healthcare consultant she alleges did not warn of the pregnancy risks associated with her epilepsy treatment.

Avoidable Incidents At NHS Hospitals Raise Questions Over Deaths In Childbirth

30 November 2016 | Daxa Patel

A medical negligence solicitor responds to the news that two health boards offer poor maternity care and were blamed for childbirth injuries and deaths

Medical Negligence Partner Publishes Practical Guidance

15 November 2016 | Geoffrey Simpson-Scott

Geoffrey Simpson-Scott, Medical Negligence Partner at Simpson Millar, has published practical guidance for Clinical Negligence practitioners post-Jackson

Desperate Man Amputates Own Toes Following Cancelled Operation

8 November 2016 | Victoria Clark

A man cut two of his own toes off after they turned gangrenous following a cancelled operation. Click through to read more of this gruesome tale.

Inspectors Raise Safety Concerns About Majority Of A&E Units In England

24 October 2016 | Daxa Patel

As the CQC publish their annual State of Care report, a medical negligence specialist explains how cuts in care budgets causes a strain to A&E departements

Midwifes Medical Negligence Results in Ban

24 October 2016 | Daxa Patel

A midwife, whose medical negligence contributed to the death of a 9 day old baby, has been struck off.

Sepsis Kills Interior Designer After Going Undiagnosed

19 October 2016 | Kay Barnes

An interior designer died after her Sepsis symptoms were missed and left untreated by the hospital to which she was admitted after collapsing.

Survey Finds NHS Is The Most Widely Held Public Concern

17 October 2016 | Ramune Mickeviciute

A survey has found that the public have ranked the NHS as one of the biggest public concerns, a medical negligence specialist examines why this could be

MPs Share Traumatic Experiences For Baby Loss Awareness Week

14 October 2016 | Daxa Patel

With Baby Loss Awareness Week supporting those affected by stillbirth and neonatal death, two MPs have shared their traumatic experiences of losing babies

Inadequate Budgets Mean GP Receptionists are Left to Vet Patients

12 October 2016 | Daxa Patel

A recent survey reveals one of the major barriers to seeing a GP is being quizzed by a receptionist.

Proposed Maternity Unit Closures Prompts Protests

10 October 2016 | Kay Barnes

With protestors opposing proposals to close maternity units, a medical negligence expert, and former midwife, explains the dangers of child birth.

GPs Miss 2,000 Bowel Cancer Tumours Every Year

3 October 2016 | Justin Glenister

Every year 2000 bowel cancer tumours are missed. A medical negligence lawyer shares his experience of claiming compensation for an affected patient.

Are NHS Cuts Forcing Brits To Go Overseas For Cataract Treatment?

19 September 2016 | Geoffrey Simpson-Scott

18% of Cataract sufferers who have not yet had surgery would consider going abroad for treatment due to growing concerns about NHS funding.

Sepsis FAQ

16 September 2016 | Daxa Patel

Sepsis – often, incorrectly, referred to as septicaemia – affects 150,000 people in the UK each year.

Patients Undergoing Night-time Surgery Twice as Likely to Die

7 September 2016 | Daxa Patel

A recent study has shown that patients operated on during the night were twice as likely to die as those undergoing daytime surgery.

Drugs Tested on Children Without Consent

30 August 2016 | Geoffrey Simpson-Scott

National Archive files reveal that a North Yorkshire Approved School sanctioned use of experimental drugs on children during the 1960s without consent.



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