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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+01:00 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+01:00 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+01:00 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+01:00 August 27th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

Is Mediation a Good Move for Claimants Pursuing a Clinical Negligence Claim? 

Before we dive into the detail of the pros and cons of mediation,  and whether it will help your own clinical negligence claim, let's understand the main issues:- 1) What does mediation mean 2) Where does mediation 'fit' in a claim 3) What is involved in mediation 4)  The major [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:39:10+01:00 August 8th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

Will my doctor say “sorry” to me in my clinical negligence claim?

As a claimant in a potential or a current clinical negligence claim you will probably be looking for many answers when something has gone wrong. You have probably asked for some answers already and may have faced resistance or maybe you have hit a brick wall. Our clients at Truth [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:39:36+01:00 August 7th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

Should I Accept a Pre-Medical Settlement Offer?

So, you’ve received an offer to settle your personal injury claim. And yet you haven’t been to any medical examinations. You have received what’s called a ‘pre-medical offer’. In many ways, this is good news. After all, it is an offer to settle your claim from the people you are [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:41:16+01:00 July 26th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

Diabetes: Mismanagement of Care, Late Diagnosis and Amputations

Poor medical care in the management of patients suffering from diabetes can lead to complications which at the most severe level can result in limb amputations, most usually of the foot. Where there has been poor management, leading to severe consequences for the diabetes sufferer, including amputation, it may be [...]

By | 2018-10-23T15:04:09+01:00 April 20th, 2017|Andrew Gray, Clinical Negligence|

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Making A Claim For Clinical Negligence When the NHS Gets It Wrong

The NHS is a highly emotive topic of conversation these days and a political ‘hot potato’. Hugely underfunded or hugely mismanaged? People’s views on this tend to be swayed by their political persuasion, although what is surely clear to everyone, regardless of politics, is that the Health Service is in [...]

By | 2019-01-09T09:51:25+01:00 March 24th, 2017|Andrew Gray, Clinical Negligence|

The NHS Litigation Authority’s New Mediation Scheme – What Should I Be Aware Of?

At the start of December 2016, the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHS LA) launched a new mediation service. Following a pilot scheme of just over two years, the service intends to open up a new way of resolving claims of clinical negligence, or other personal injury, made against the [...]

By | 2017-10-19T13:30:54+01:00 January 25th, 2017|Andrew Gray, Clinical Negligence, Switch Solicitors|