Medical Negligence News

What is Duty Of Care in Medical Negligence?

August 09, 2022

In medical practice, a doctor or other medical practitioner is legally bound to treat patients with the appropriate medical standard of care. This means that when treating a patient, there is a degree of care and skill expected of a competent doctor or other healthcare provider in the same medical fie...

Safety Warning Issued to Greater Manchester Trust

August 03, 2022

After users were found to be at risk of harm following an inspection by the CQC, the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has seen its rating drop to “inadequate” and told to make immediate safety improvements, According to a recent report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) car...

Southend Hospital Nurses Quitting the A&E Due to Toxic Working Conditions

August 01, 2022

The whistleblower, while issuing the warning of nurses leaving the A&E department to other departments or even quitting the NHS, also claimed that staff felt "completely broken" and "helpless and unsupported". She said that recently, about 15 nurses left to work in different departments or even quit ...

What Happens if a Surgeon Makes a Mistake?

July 26, 2022

In the very many medical negligence claims we have handled, we have also undertaken cases based on surgical negligence. Our medical negligence experts have handled cases where clients bring claims saying ‘my surgeon made a mistake.’ While we agree that doctors make mistakes most times due to pres...

Diabetes patients ‘having to rely on GPs’ - Warns Review

July 20, 2022

A report from the NHS Resolution has said that following a referral to see a specialist, follow up is irregular and patients are having to rely on general practice for ongoing care. After 2013/14, there have been 92 cases of lower limb complications from diabetes in England which have been settled b...

How Can Pressure Sores be Caused by Medical Negligence?

July 18, 2022

Pressure sores result when a person is made to stay in one position- that is, confined to either the bed or chair for a long period of time due to illness. The area of skin or tissue below is damaged as a result of the pressure due to reduced blood supply. Pressure sores are also known as bedsores or...

Plans are Being Made for NHS Patients To Travel For Surgery To Clear Backlog

July 14, 2022

These patients numbering over 6,000 in the long-term waiting-list, are being offered travel expenses and accommodation costs to be treated in other hospitals as the NHS seeks to clear its backlog. The plan according to Health officials is so that nobody is waiting more than two years by the end of J...

Poliovirus Has Been Detected in Sewage Samples in London

July 11, 2022

Although children in the UK are routinely vaccinated against polio, the uptake is lower than usual in London. And now health officials have detected the polio virus in a worrying number of sewage samples in London, According to recent news. The polio disease which was rampant in the UK in the 1950s,...

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Investigated North Wales Wrong Surgeries

July 04, 2022

The three incidents being investigated were serious that they could have caused the death of the patients. These included two "wrong site" surgeries and one where a patient was left with a medical swab inside their body. The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board in its report revealed that two of the cases w...

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