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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…

Rahman Spire Hospital recall is rocking victims’ trust

Patient Claim Line Litigation Executive Rikki Spofforth believes the Habib Rahman Spire Hospital scandal is rocking patient trust. Rikki has been keeping abreast of developments involving Spire Healthcare’s review of orthopaedic surgeon, Habib Rahman…

T-cell cancer weapon discovery ‘almost unbelievable’

A new T-cell discovery could become the greatest weapon yet in defeating cancer, according to a Chartered Legal Executive / FCILEx. Amy Kirk is commenting in response to a newly-discovered immune cell in our blood streams. A specialist team at Cardif…

CQC recommendations avoid ‘devastating consequences’

Patient Claim Line Assistant Litigation Executive, Lauren Taylor believes NHS Trusts can prevent 'devastating consequences' if they follow CQC recommendations. Lauren’s comments are in response to the news at least seven preventable baby deaths 'may…

Hospitals need greater stroke awareness and more consultants

A lack of ‘stroke aware’ consultants is having a negative impact on the NHS. That’s according to a Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Patient Claim Line. Susan Healey, a solicitor and team leader at Patient Claim Line, is responding to concerns…

Is there still a need for face-to-face consultations?

Written by Solicitor/Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman Following my previous blog, is it time for a communications upgrade in the NHS? I have examined the NHS’ interpersonal communications and the people behind the information. This second bl…

Concern for Southport and Ormskirk’s vulnerable patients

Written by, Francesca Paul, Solicitor / Senior Litigation Executive  Following Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s latest Care Quality Commission inspection report, the overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ raises concerns for the year ahe…

Negligence bill alarming but legal costs are falling

The NHS compensation fees total is alarming, but evidence suggests claimants’ legal costs are falling, that’s according to Assistant Litigation Executive, Rimsha Iftikhar. Rimsha, a trainee solicitor at Patient Claim Line, is responding to a BBC inve…

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…

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