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Communication in the NHS – Time for an upgrade?

Written by Solicitor/Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman For the past few years, we have repeatedly heard about the impact of austerity on the NHS, and the need to prioritise. Despite austerity, the NHS has found a way to invest in new medical…

94-year-old man compensated for Pharmacy’s repeat prescription error

A 94-year-old man has been awarded £4,100 after being prescribed double his usual dose of medication that led to six months of pain and suffering. Bernard Miller, 94 from Nottingham, was already on a repeat prescription of 50mg Flecainide to treat pa…

Man suffers years of pain and discomfort after medical equipment was left in place during an operation

A 40 year old man has received £15,000 from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust after medical equipment was left in place during an operation. The man, who is a full time carer for his daughter, initially underwent a procedure at West Suffolk Hospital…

Decision to deny use of Infliximab cost career in teaching and triggered years of abdominal and bowel suffering

A 42-year-old man has settled his claim for more than a million pounds compensation after he was told it is unlikely he will ever work again. The claimant, who has chosen not to be named, has received the settlement after experiencing over ten years…

74-year-old woman left with a permanent colostomy receives £185,000 after avoidable surgery

The claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard the verdict after the surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon who performed the extensive surgery admitted liability and causation in December 2018. In 2015, the Claimant (C) went to her GP complaining of skin ta…

Sepsis Awareness Q&A with Dr. Ron Daniels BEM

This World Sepsis Day, Patient Claim Line spoke to Doctor Ron Daniels BEM, the UK Sepsis Trust’s CEO and proud advocate of sepsis awareness. Ahead of the UK Sepsis Trust’s latest campaign ‘schools against sepsis’, Doctor Daniels kindly answered a num…

Nurse awarded £165,000 after inadequate surgical treatment resulted in dangerous blood clot

A 60-year-old Nurse has received a £165,000 settlement after a major UK Hospital failed to provide sufficient treatment following a surgical procedure which resulted in bilateral pulmonary emboli. It was ruled that the defendant, University Hospitals…

It’s time to take Sepsis more seriously

Patient Claim Line's Litigation Executive, Daniel Crowder believes those affected by Sepsis must speak out against the ‘hidden killer.’ Only last week, the London Evening Standard reported that a mum-of-two died after doctors misdiagnosed sepsis as m…

‘Could this be sepsis?’ A discussion with Tom and Nic Ray on improving awareness, seeking medical help and saving lives

Ahead of World Sepsis Day, Patient Claim Line spoke to Tom and Nic Ray, the incredible individuals behind the public speaking company, Resilience and co. Tom and Nic are two voices with a shared message; be sepsis aware. The following article will de…

What is Sepsis, who can get it and how do I prevent it?

What is sepsis? The Sepsis Alliance describes sepsis as “the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.” Whereas The UK Sepsis Trust acknowledges it’s your body’s overactiv…

Long-term mesh complications may not surface for years to come

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Christian Beadell has questioned mesh manufacturer reassurances the material is safe to use in gynaecological procedures. Christian’s comments are in response to a recent Sky News interview with Chartered Chemist,…

Suffering with sepsis has been life changing for me

A real life account of being diagnosed with one of the UK’s most feared diseases The following account has been anonymously shared by a legal team member whose Mother was diagnosed with Sepsis. In late October 2016, I was working a long shift as a ne…

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