Medical Negligence News

Cancer X-ray Services Under Scrutiny Following Avoidable Patient Deaths

Time icon 4 December 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

Portsmouth hospital failed to check chest x-rays, leading to patient death and call for national review of radiology services. Click to read more on this story.

Opioid Overdose Kills 54 Year Old Hospital Patient

Time icon 4 December 2017 | Person icon David Thomas

Following the death of her husband from an opioid overdose, a Simpson Millar client sought justice from the hospital responsible. Find out what happened.

Co-Habitee Wins Legal Battle Over Bereavement Damages

Time icon 30 November 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

Alison Hills, Med Neg specialist, looks into a recent landmark battle fought on behalf of co-habiting couple in England.

Getting An Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diagnosis

Time icon 28 November 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be difficult, but Alison Hills, a sufferer herself and Med Neg specialist, provides information on diagnosis.

Can I Claim For A Misdiagnosed Hospital Infection?

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Sarah Holdsworth

Hospital infections can result in disability or death. Here's what you should know if your infection was misdiagnosed or left untreated.

Can I Claim If A Hospital Missed My Fracture?

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

What happens if an Accident & Emergency department misdiagnoses a fractured bone? Find out the answer to this and more in Simpson Millar's Missed Fractures FAQ.

Botched Weight Loss Surgery FAQ

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

When weight loss surgery goes wrong, it can mean pain and suffering for you. Find out about weight loss surgery and its pitfalls in Simpson Millar's FAQ.

What Can I Do If I Got Pressure Sores In Hospital?

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Pressure sores are extremely painful but can also lead to life-threatening illness. Find out about complications and more in Simpson Millar's Pressure Sore FAQ.

Government Give The Go-Ahead For 'Seni's Law' On Restraint In Mental Health Units

Time icon 9 November 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

Seni's Law is passed on to the next stage by parliament. Alison Hills, Medical Negligence solicitor, explains the law and what it could mean for mental health patients.

Botched Colorectal And Gastrointestinal Surgery FAQ

Time icon 8 November 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

If Colorectal or Gastrointestinal Surgery goes wrong the consequences can be life-threatening. Here's all you need to know about botched gastrointestinal surgery.

Meningitis FAQs - A Guide To Understanding The Risks

Time icon 30 October 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Meningitis, if not diagnosed and treated quickly, can kill within hours. Here's what you need to know if your symptoms were missed.

Failure In Duty Of Care Leads To Cerebral Palsy In Twin

Time icon 20 October 2017 | Person icon David Thomas

A twin born with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence was awarded a 7-figure settlement. Find out how Simpson Millar helped achieved this.

Private Healthcare Providers Accused Of Letting Down Patients

Time icon 19 October 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

A recent Panorama programme investigated various failings in the Private Healthcare Sector. Alison Hills looks at how this is affecting private patients.

Medical Negligence Prolongs Kidney Stone Agony

Time icon 16 October 2017 | Person icon Paisley Laws

A case involving botched post-operative care led a client to seek compensation. Find out how Simpson Millar's Medical Negligence team helped him win his claim.

Gynaecologist Admits Liability In Botched Sterilisation Claims

Time icon 9 October 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Gynaecologist admits liability for 2 botched sterilisation procedures. Read more about this case and how much compensation it was settled for.

Is It Time To Change The Mental Health Act?

Time icon 5 October 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

Is it time to change the mental health act? Our specialist medical negligence solicitor investigates whether we need an overhaul.

How A Bin Bag Led To Medical Negligence And A Misdiagnosed Fracture

Time icon 3 October 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

A Simpson Millar client was misdiagnosed and sent home from their local A&E in pain. Find out how we helped them to mount a successful compensation claim.

How Failures In Maternal Mental Healthcare Put Women At Risk

Time icon 2 October 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Maternal Mental Health does not get the recognition it needs and is often ignored by healthcare professionals. Victoria Clark investigates.

Sodium Valproate Scandal – Epilepsy Drug Risks Known For 40 Years

Time icon 28 September 2017 | Person icon Geoffrey Simpson-Scott

The risks of birth injuries surrounding epilepsy drug, sodium valproate, were known for years but officially suppressed. Read more about this continuing scandal.

How Did Medical Negligence Leave A Glaucoma Patient Blind?

Time icon 27 September 2017 | Person icon Geoffrey Simpson-Scott

Glaucoma led to blindness for one Simpson Millar client, when his medical treatment was mishandled. Find out how we helped him achieve justice.



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