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Woman awarded six-figure settlement following hospital fall

A pensioner has received a six-figure sum after hospital staff failed to provide any adequate transfer information to an Ambulance Service, who were transporting her to a rehabilitation centre. The Claimant later fell during a transfer from a wheelch…

The influencer will see you now – The Instagram doctors with the biggest impact

More and more people are turning to social media for their health advice and, in particular, to Doctors who have forged television and social media careers away from the waiting room. Doctors turned social media influencers like Dr Alex George, can c…

What next for NHS medical air victims after health service review?

After the NHS admitted failings in administering medical air, instead of oxygen, in over 100 surgeries, Specialist Litigator, Katy Link explores how these errors might have been made and appeals for victims to come forward. Background to NHS medical…

Pressure sore claims – Ask the expert

Patient Claim Line’s Michael Carson, explores the dangers of pressure sores, and explains what you should do if you think you think you or a loved one has received insufficient care which has resulted in a pressure sore. What causes a pressure sore?…

What evidence is needed to prove a Medical Negligence Claim?

Written by Emily Taylor, Assistant Litigation Executive Medical Negligence Claims require thorough investigation into the treatment that you received in order to establish whether or not your claim is likely to be successful. What do we need to prove…

NHS Trust’s failure to identify stress fracture results in delayed treatment

After an NHS Trust failed to identify a simple stress fracture, our 53-year-old client was immobilised for a number of months. Following legal representation from Patient Claim Line, our client was awarded £17,500 by St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.…

Hospital fails to treat cyclist’s dislocated wrist correctly

A 34 year old man was left with permanent reduced range of movement and grip strength after a hospital failed to treat his dislocated wrist correctly. Ryan Smithyman has been awarded £52,500 by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust after t…

New mother robbed of bonding time with baby following negligent maternity care

A Patient Claim Line Case Study Shannon Jackson, a 23-year-old teaching assistant and new mother, was robbed of savouring her precious few weeks with her new baby when a Grade 2 pressure sore was allowed to develop.   The Incident   Miss Ja…

Lack of informed consent leads to severe testes injury for 60-year-old man

A Patient Claim Line Case Study A 60-year-old man has been left with a severe testes injury following a routine surgery, of which he was not forewarned of the risks.   The Incident   The gentleman, who prefers not to be named, visited Unite…

How has COVID-19 affected medical treatment in the UK? Research findings

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK last year, the pandemic has taken a serious toll on the NHS with Professor Chris Withy reporting that the NHS is facing 'the worst crisis in living memory' (Daily Mail, January 2021). As a result, many Brit…

DNACPR orders may have been made without patients informed consent says CQC

Written by Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman At the date of this article, COVID 19 has claimed the lives of 59,699 people who have died within 28 days of a positive COVID test. The number of ‘excess’ deaths has now exceeded 70,000 and whilst…

A ‘new normal’ when dealing with medical negligence claims in a global pandemic.

Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020 Written by Assistant Litigation Executive, Nermeen Salahuddin   New guidelines and protocols have been put into effect to encourage ‘positive behaviour’ when dealing with clinical negligence claims duri…

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