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Clinical Negligence Case: Do Reception Staff At A Hospital Owe Patients A Duty Of Care?

Case: Darnley -v- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 For any clinical negligence claim to succeed, the ‘negligent’ person must owe a duty of care towards the person who is harmed. There are several other elements to proving a negligence claim, but showing that this duty of care [...]

By | 2019-01-17T11:14:04+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Clinical Negligence|

Compensation For Misdiagnosed Cervical Cancer – Is It Possible To Claim?

A startling report in The Independent newspaper earlier last year revealed that as a result of failings at a laboratory in Essex, thousands of cervical cancer screening results were to be reviewed by the NHS. This was because it had been discovered that some women tested were incorrectly given the all-clear. At the time [...]

By | 2019-01-10T09:11:28+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Clinical Negligence|

How Do I Write a Complaint Letter to the NHS?

If you have experienced mistreatment or sub-standard service from the NHS, it is natural to want an explanation. You might not be seeking compensation – although this may be possible through a clinical negligence claim – you might just want an apology, recognition of the poor treatment you have received, [...]

By | 2019-01-10T11:25:22+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Medical Negligence Cases – In The News

Medical negligence can have a huge impact on the lives of its victims. Yet the term sounds so formal and impenetrable, conveying none of the human suffering it so often leads to. It sounds – for want of a better word – clinical.  In this new series of blog posts, we aim to [...]

By | 2018-12-03T11:57:27+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

How To Choose The Right Clinical Negligence Solicitor

When you are making any kind of legal claim, choosing your legal representatives is a very important decision. Your choice of solicitor can make a huge difference; it could mean the difference between a well-handled case and a shambolic ordeal, success and failure – the right compensation and a missed [...]

By | 2018-11-26T21:58:01+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Why Are the Numbers of Sepsis Clinical Negligence Claims on the Rise?

The number of sepsis clinical negligence claims being made is rising. What is sepsis, why are so many people getting sepsis why does this often result in sepsis compensation claims being made? We hope that this article will provide you with some answers. According to the UK Sepsis Trust website: [...]

By | 2018-08-20T10:52:58+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Why Protocol Matters: What Is The Clinical Negligence Protocol?

An injured Claimant bringing a medical negligence claim must adhere to the “Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes”. The Protocol encourage early exchange of information and the primary goal is to avoid litigation, if at all possible. The Protocol is regarded as a fair and transparent process allowing [...]

By | 2017-11-24T17:21:58+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

NHS Medical Director Attacks “Significant Safety Problems”

Sir Bruce Keogh, who has been the NHS Medical Director since 2007, has launched a stinging criticism on the organisation which he leads, in a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph. Clinical negligence solicitors around the country, like us, will be unsurprised by Sir Bruce’s recommendations. Patients put at risk [...]

By | 2017-11-21T12:24:04+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Clinical Negligence, News|

Can I Make A Claim For Medical Negligence Against The NHS?

Not a day goes by without the NHS being in the headlines. Stories of medical negligence are never far from our news, but what if it happens to you? Mistakes happen in every profession but when a medical expert makes a mistake, it can be devastatingly life-changing, as well as [...]

By | 2017-10-19T13:25:35+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

Can I Bring A Claim For Mismanagement Of My Sepsis?

What is sepsis? Sepsis is a rare but serious infection, sometimes referred to as blood poisoning or septicaemia. Sepsis occurs when the immune system cannot cope with localised infection affecting one part of the body and it spreads – putting it simply, the body goes into overdrive.  It generally happens when the immune system is [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:36:28+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|