Medical Negligence

 

Living with amputation - how does specialist physiotherapy help?

The road to rehabilitation, restored mobility and independence can be rough for an amputee. So, what’s the secret to successful use of prosthetics? We asked Kat Sizer, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at Pace Rehabilitation to share her insights...

Can cohabitees claim compensation after their partner's death from negligence?

The loss of a life partner can never be fully compensated. Marriages, civil partnerships and cohabiting relationships are built on far more than anything money can buy. Nevertheless, in the aftermath of an unexpected death of their spouse or partner...

A timely reminder to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis

When meningitis strikes, it often does so without warning followed by swift and devastating deterioration. Parents and healthcare practitioners must be alert to the danger signs and ready to act quickly to avoid tragic consequences. Whilst meningitis can...

Delays in diagnosis and treatment of cancer

In its March 2019 report on waiting times for cancer treatment, the National Audit Office highlights that 1.94 million NHS patients with suspected cancer were referred urgently for diagnosis in 2017/2018. The standard set by NHS England is that patients...

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...

Living with multiple amputations: the next stage in Jan's story

Jan McFadden was left with multiple amputations after surgery to reverse a colostomy led to a perforated bowel, sepsis and necrotising fasciitis. Over the course of the next few days, a combination of hospital failures, including delays in diagnosis and...

Brain injury acquired in childhood: when the signs of damage emerge years later

Nicola Anderson , associate - solicitor with Boyes Turner's specialist medical negligence team discusses what happens when the signs of a childhood brain injury affect adulthood. What is acquired brain injury or ABI? Brain injury occurring in...
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