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Negligent ultrasound causes fatality in elderly woman

A Patient Claim Line Case Study   The Incident Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were found to be negligent in a case that resulted in a woman’s death after an unnecessary undertaking of an endoscopy ultrasound (EUS). This procedure sh…

Factory worker faces years of unnecessary knee pain

A Patient Claim Line Case Study   The Incident A man who underwent a right knee therapeutic arthroscopy procedure due to long standing knee pain has been awarded compensation of £18,700 after suffering much pain in the years after, finding out t…

Why is cancer misdiagnosis on the rise in the UK?

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, it’s incredibly important that they are treated quickly and correctly in order to increase their chance of recovery. However, if the cancer is misdiagnosed, treatment can be significantly delayed meaning that…

The shocking statistics behind autism misdiagnosis

It is estimated that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum, which equates to about 1% of the population. Yet despite this figure, there is no national register or exact count on how many people actually have this condition. As su…

How accurate is your mental health diagnosis?

Getting a diagnosis is often the first step in seeking recovery for mental illness. When you speak to a medical professional for treatment, we usually take their judgement for granted — after all, they are the experts. However, there are sometimes ot…

Taxi driver could lose livelihood after negligent treatment

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were found to be negligent after the glaucoma diagnosis for a 71-year-old taxi driver was not treated and managed sufficiently, leaving him with marked vis…

How to spot the early signs of bowel cancer

Recent studies have shown that GPs fail to spot two thirds of cancer cases. Jennifer Corcoran, an Assistant Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line, has put together some useful information around bowel cancer and how you can spot the early signs.…

Hospital Brainteaser – Can you spot the body part songs?

Sometimes you just can’t get a song out of your head. And when it comes to this hospital scene, it seems like everyone has a severe case of disco fever. Patient Claim Line has put together this fun brainteaser with 16 songs hidden in the graphic. Can…

21-year-old receives five-figure sum following negligent action

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident A 21-year-old man from Birmingham has received a five-figure settlement after medics incorrectly treated a fractured finger. Staff at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, negligently tr…

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