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

Time icon 1 December 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 30 November 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 15 November 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 8 November 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 24 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 24 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 19 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 17 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 14 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 12 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 10 October 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 3 October 2016 | Person icon 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?

Time icon 19 September 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 16 September 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 7 September 2016 | Person icon 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

Time icon 30 August 2016 | Person icon 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.

Dental Negligence Proven By General Dental Council

Time icon 25 August 2016 | Person icon Daxa Patel

Allegations against a negligent dentist that caused the biggest NHS patient recall in history have been proven by the dental regulatory body

Nurse Struck Off From Practice For "Posing A Significant Risk To Patients"

Time icon 24 August 2016 | Person icon Daxa Patel

A nurse has been struck off from her practice for posing a significant risk to patients. Simpson Millars medical negligence expert responds.

Telemedicine Technology Could Help Patients Access Immediate Care

Time icon 23 August 2016 | Person icon Ramune Mickeviciute

With the use of telemedicine technology increasing, Ramune Mickeviciute looks at how its rise in usage could affect patients

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