Medical Negligence News

Lapses In Maternity Care Led To Mistakes In 20% Of Births

Time icon 15 January 2018 | Person icon Alison Hills

A shocking report has revealed that mistakes occurred in 20% of all births in England between 2015 and 2017. Find out more about this disturbing disclosure.

Baby's Sepsis Death Caused By Negligence

Time icon 10 January 2018 | Person icon David Thomas

A baby born with sepsis and brain damage, died as a result of medical negligence. Find out why this tragedy happened.

Can I Claim For Plastic Surgery That Went Wrong?

Time icon 18 December 2017 | Person icon Sarah Holdsworth

Read our guide to plastic surgery procedures, complications and what you can do if your plastic surgery goes wrong. Find out how Simpson Millar can help.

Amputation Due To Medical Negligence Compensation

Time icon 15 December 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

If you have had a limb amputated as a result of Medical Negligence, here’s what you need to know.

Can I Claim Compensation For A Retained Object After Surgery?

Time icon 15 December 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

What can happen if a surgical item is left inside the body following a surgical procedure and what can you do if you suffered a retained object after surgery?

Public Accounts Committee Releases Report On Rising Medical Negligence Claims

Time icon 7 December 2017 | Person icon Sarah Grogan

The Public Accounts Committee has released a report into medical negligence claims. Simpson Millar's Sarah Grogan discusses it sometimes damning conclusions.

Can I Claim For A Misdiagnosed Heart Attack?

Time icon 4 December 2017 | Person icon Alison Hills

A misdiagnosed heart attack can lead to death. Here's what you need to know if you or a loved one suffered as a result of a misdiagnosed heart attack.

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.



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