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Medical negligence claims from errors in post-operative care

Whilst surgery may often be the only or the most effective treatment for a medical condition, patients and their doctors all accept that surgical procedures inevitably have an element of risk. Surgeons and anaesthetists must assess each patient’s risk...

A new NHS safety strategy - what does it really mean for patients?

In July 2019, the NHS announced a new strategy for improving patient safety. ‘ The NHS Patient Safety Strategy: Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients ’ claims to have the potential to save nearly 1,000 lives and up to £100m in...

Five of the most common claims that we see against GPs

In a career spanning approximately 40 years, a GP can expect several claims of negligence to be made against them. In 2016 the Medical Protection Society (a medical defence organisation) examined their claims data and identified five errors which result in...

HPV vaccination: reducing the risk of cervical cancer

In the ten years since the introduction of free HPV vaccination for teenage girls, Public Health England have reported an 86% decrease in 16 to 21-year-old young women infected by HPV16 and HPV18, the two strains of HPV believed to be the biggest cause of...

Helping clients claim compensation for sepsis and amputation

With sepsis on the increase, it’s more important than ever to raise public awareness of the importance of speed in the diagnosis and treatment of this devastating condition. Here at Boyes Turner, Julie Marsh has recovered compensation for clients whose...

Claiming for bile duct injury after cholecystectomy

Common complications of surgical procedures are often described as recognised risks but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the injured patient is not entitled to compensation for the injury. One such surgical complication is bile duct injury after...

Tuberculosis: more common than you might think

What is tuberculosis/TB? Tuberculosis is a serious, contagious, bacterial infection which commonly attacks the lungs but can also spread to other parts of the body including the brain, spine, abdomen, bones and nervous system. The infection spreads from...

Delayed diagnosis of cancer - Can I make a claim?

According to cancer charity, Cancer Research, every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. The NHS deals with over 350,000 new cases of cancer each year. Around a third of those are diagnosed via the ‘two-week-wait’ referral...

Inquests into Stillbirths

According to Tommy’s, the largest charity which funds research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, there are, sadly, nine stillbirths every day in the UK. That adds up to too many families each year affected by the...

Claims against GPs: a new scheme which may speed up the process

The NHS is changing the way in which it responds to negligence claims against GPs. From 1st April 2019, new claims against GPs and other providers of healthcare within GP surgeries will be handled and paid for by NHS Resolution, the same organisation that...
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