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Jan's amputation story: Little victories; lots of frustrations

When 58-year-old nurse, Jan, went into hospital to have her colostomy reversed, she could never have imagined how much her life was about to change. Jan had lived with the colostomy for a year after a bowel resection for diverticulitis and the reversal...

How failing to gain proper, informed consent before spinal surgery can lead to negligence claims

Doctors have a duty to obtain proper, informed consent from you, as their patients. Where, through the doctor’s failure to provide sufficient information, a procedure or treatment is carried out without your informed consent, an action may lie in...

Valuing an amputation claim - prosthetic provision

At Boyes Turner, we understand that you cannot put a price on the loss of a limb. However, as experts in medical negligence and personal injury amputation claims, we also understand that it is imperative that any award of compensation fully takes...

Amputation: What are the 3 most common causes we see?

Amputations are more common than you might think. The recent GIRFT report on vascular surgery  puts the current number of lower limb amputations performed on the NHS each year at around 8,000, with an associated mortality rate of 7.5%. The good news...

Subarachnoid haemorrhage - a medical emergency

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a medical emergency. Fast admission to hospital for surgery is critical as any delay in surgical treatment can result in severe brain injury or death. Mortality and morbidity rates are high: 30% of people who suffer a...

Delays in cranial neurosurgery highlighted by latest GIRFT report

The latest report to be published by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) reveals the deficiencies and opportunities for improvement in the way cranial neurosurgery services are provided by the NHS. In contrast to previous GIRFT reports which have...

GIRFT Cardiothoracic surgery

Getting It Right First Time ( GIRFT ) has published its latest report into NHS adult cardiothoracic surgery in England. The GIRFT programme aims to help improve the NHS by identifying variations in practice and procurement, sharing and supporting the...

Compensation claim settled for £150,000 after hysterectomy causes bowel damage

An individual has received £150,000 to compensate her for the injuries she sustained following an unnecessary sub-total hysterectomy. The surgery was performed after an ovarian cyst was suspected to be malignant.  However, it was later discovered...

New recommendations - obese patients with diabetes to be offered weight loss surgery

Recommendations have recently been published for patients who are obese (with a BMI of 35 and over) with recent onset of type 2 diabetes to be offered an assessment for weight loss surgery.  The recommendations highlight the need to identify and manage...

Six figure settlement after skin reduction surgery complications

Nicola Woolley, a 45 year old lady, who underwent a successful gastric bypass operation in 2007, has been left with permanent skin disfigurement and lifelong pain after an alleged negligent procedure to remove excess skin. It is reported that the...
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