Julie Vallance, a Legal Director at Lime Solicitors, outlines what you should consider before undergoing cosmetic surgery in an article for Female First. Read the article on the Female First website.
Maryam Abdullah, one of our specialist solicitors, has written a piece for The Hippocratic Post outlining what you should do if you concerns about Allergan textured breast implants. The full article is available to read on The Hippocratic Post's website.
University Hospitals of Leicester Trust Board is scheduled to hold further discussions at its public board meeting on Thursday regarding is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Service (OMFS). In November 2016, UHL took the decision to suspend all resective (reconstructive) cancer surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx prior to an extensive review of the notes of … Continue reading University Hospitals of Leicester Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Services
As the Civil Liability Bill continues its progress towards becoming an Act of Parliament, it is looking ever more likely that a large swathe of injured people will be steered towards representing themselves in their personal injury claims. However, “litigants in person”, as they are known, face a number of risks and pitfalls when pursuing … Continue reading Unrepresented Claimants Face Difficulties in Personal Injury Claims
We are delighted to be sponsoring the University of Leicester Medical Law Mooting Competition, taking place on 1 December 2018.
This month the Australian Government issued a national apology for decades of ‘agony and pain’ suffered by women who had received vaginal mesh to treat complications following child birth. Health Minister, Greg Hunt, apologised to the roughly 150,000 women who had mesh inserted in the last two decades in Australia, following the findings of an … Continue reading Apology for Victims of Vaginal Mesh
The pressure for the perfect body and retaining that youthful look causes more women than ever to undergo cosmetic procedures. ‘Having work done’ is considered quite normal for many, but the cost is still prohibitive in the UK. With cheaper treatments readily available abroad, many are now shunning the UK and search instead on a … Continue reading Avoiding the Pitfalls of Cosmetic Surgery Abroad
It has been reported that thousands of patients with inguinal (groin) hernia problems are being left in pain or left at risk of needing emergency surgery because of NHS restrictions to treat them. “The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and British Hernia Society (BHS) have found that 57% if Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are denying … Continue reading NHS have set “Harsher Restrictions for Inguinal Hernia Surgery”
The news has been full of the proposals for whiplash reforms set out in the Civil Liability Bill. Pressure for reform has been sought by the insurance industry for many years, with the cost of claims being touted as a reason for increased insurance premiums. It may of course be a coincidence, but rising premiums … Continue reading Whiplash Reforms
Helping to improve patient safety is paramount to the work that we do. We are therefore concerned to hear that up to 270 women may have died prematurely as a result of a breast screening error related to an IT algorithm failure, which occurred between 2009 and the start of this year. Reports suggest that 450,000 women, aged between 68 and … Continue reading Breast Screening Error Scandal