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Encouragement, not blame, following grievance figures

Let’s encourage NHS Trusts to give Healthwatch England’s latest findings careful attention, says Patient Claim Line's Head of Medical Negligence and Serious Injury. Peter Rigby, a department figurehead within the firm’s Medical Negligence Serious Inj…

What is the value of legal apprenticeships over degrees?

Over the past few years, apprenticeships have gradually gained popularity as the public are beginning to recognise the benefits of this alternative career path. This is particularly true of those seeking a career in law. After finishing sixth form or…

Cancer misdiagnosis: what is it and how can I make a claim?

Cancer misdiagnosis is believed to be on the rise. According to an All Can report, 4 in 10 patients receive the wrong diagnosis before they are correctly diagnosed. Whilst the NHS reportedly completes two million urgent cancer tests a year, and the m…

Medical negligence on TV raises awareness of malpractice

TV programmes are often praised for their ability to shine a light on society and common issues. But new research from Patient Claim Line has discovered that popular TV storylines are also helping to raise awareness of medical malpractice. And it’s n…

NHS hospitals to offer cash to doctors following pension crisis

Written by Medical Negligence Assistant Litigation Executive, Jennifer Smith NHS hospitals are offering cash to doctors in a bid to tackle a growing pensions crisis, an investigation reveals. New rules say GPs and consultants can receive tax rates of…

Medical negligence claims: 10 things you need to know

Sometimes it can be hard to know if what happened to you was medical negligence. Did the doctor make a mistake, or was it just one of those things that happens? Medical professionals are required to offer a certain standard of care when treating thei…

How a healthy lifestyle could save the NHS money

We all know that exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle, but do you know how much exercise you should be getting? According to our recent survey, two-thirds of Brits aren’t getting enough of the right type of exercise. Survey data also reveale…

Coronation Street’s Emma could cash in on £20k payout

Emma Brooker could sue Dr Ali Neeson for almost £20,000 after his life-threating misdiagnosis, according to Patient Claim Line’s expert team. Fans of the soap were left shocked after Dr Ali diagnosed Emma’s severe pain in her right-hand side as food…

Unnecessary chemotherapy for wrong cancer receives £12,500

A 77-year-old man has received £12,500 in compensation after experiencing three unnecessary cycles of chemotherapy when a hospital failed to appropriately diagnose a return of prostate cancer. Gary Voller, 77 From Hertfordshire, received compensation…

Will Artificial Intelligence ease pressure on NHS cancer screening?

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Patricia Hitchen believes the use of artificial intelligence in NHS cancer screening will save lives. Patricia’s comments are in response to a new Artificial Intelligence programme designed to accurately detect br…

The trends in Anthony Dixon’s surgeries and knowing there are alternative treatments available

Patient Claim Line's Litigation Executive, Amy Hughes reflects on the quality of life many women have following negligent surgery and the importance of understanding all the available treatments. If you find yourself in need of an operation, you plac…

Claimant awarded £11,000 settlement after prolonged wait for correct foot surgery

A 59-year-old woman has received an £11,000 settlement after Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust admitted a CT Scan to treat ongoing swelling and foot pain should have been arranged sooner. Janet Corbin, from Kent experienced a 12 month delay in surgery, mon…

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