Informed consent is something that arises frequently in clinical negligence claims. Some patients may feel they have undergone a medical procedure they did not need, or that has resulted in an outcome or complication they did not expect. Simply put, ‘informed consent’ means giving a patient all of the information they need to understand a … Continue reading What is Informed Consent?
A surgeon working at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust may have caused harm to a large number of patients, both at the Royal Derby Hospital and Ripley Hospital. News reports suggest that colleagues of Mr Daniel Hay, a Consultant Gynaecologist, raised concerns about the standard of care being provided by the … Continue reading 50 Women Confirmed Suffering Gynaecological Negligence
For years, women have been given the option of surgical mesh insertion as a solution for Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence. And, for just as many years, women have found themselves in excruciating pain from mesh that has eroded, contracted and protruded into other areas of the body. If you’ve had a surgical mesh implant and … Continue reading Surgical Mesh – What Can Be Done To Avoid A Repeat?
Frontline doctors, nurses and support staff have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. Unfortunately the focus on the virus has caused huge disruption to healthcare services across the UK, with millions of patients with other serious health issues experiencing delayed treatment for conditions such as: All types of cancer … Continue reading Is it possible to claim negligent treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic?
On Thursday 20th August 2020, East Midlands Today covered the tragic story of the late Margaret Burrell, a cancer patient who received negligent reconstructive maxillofacial surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Margaret Burrell’s son Stephen spoke openly about the decline in his mother’s health following the surgery. After her first operation, Mrs Burrell developed an infection … Continue reading £100,000 Compensation Awarded to Family of Clinical Negligence Victim
We live in uncertain times. Many of us have already fallen ill with coronavirus or have a family member who has. On an unprecedented scale, we are being confronted with our own mortality more than ever. Increasing numbers of individuals are therefore contacting law firms and making enquiries regarding making a will or updating an … Continue reading Could the Covid-19 pandemic lead to more will challenges?
At such unprecedented times, the need to make or update a will is especially important. The temptation to draft a will in haste, particularly by electronic means, is understandable. Here are a few points which should help to avoid any dispute later down the line: It is important that your will is made correctly To … Continue reading How to avoid a will dispute
Asbestos is a fibrous, naturally occurring material which is fireproof and an excellent insulator which led to its widespread use throughout the 20th Century in buildings and workplaces all over the country. It is also incredibly harmful to a person’s health, a fact which was understood by governments and employers by at least the 1930s. … Continue reading The Ongoing Impact of Asbestos
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, with almost 7,500 new cases a year in the UK and 4,116 deaths recorded in 2017. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynaecological cancer and known to be a silent killer because the symptoms are often associated with other less serious conditions. Only one third … Continue reading March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Mr Habib Rahman, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, had his clinics and surgeries at Spire Parkway suspended and subsequently withdrawn last year following a review into his practise by the Royal College of Surgeons. Spire Healthcare, the operator of the Solihull based private hospital Spire Parkway, has sent a recall letter to 217 patients whom Mr Rahman has … Continue reading Unnecessary Surgeries by Mr Habib Rahman