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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.…

When will we get cervical screening right? An investigation.

By Hannah Ashcroft, solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department at Patient Claim Line Cervical screening in England has faced a series of blunders over the last 12-18 months, with the latest reports suggesting women may now have to wait months for…

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…

Can celebrity awareness help to diagnose cancer?

Written by Litigation Executive, Jennifer Smith Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England, with 8,000 more men diagnosed in 2018 than in 2017. According to latest figures published by Cancer Research…

Ian Paterson’s callous surgeries should mean big changes

An investigation into the death of 23 patients should result in systemic changes, says Senior Litigation Executive. Patient Claim Line’s Michael Carson is responding to the independent inquiry into surgeon Ian Paterson’s misconduct. Michael, who has…

Devastated families made to feel at fault for infants’ deaths

Patient Claim Line Assistant Litigation Executive, Lauren Taylor believes families shouldn’t be made to feel at fault after the loss of an infant. Lauren Taylor is closely following events unfold at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust after a BBC investiga…

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…

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