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Risks and benefits of laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery, sometimes known as LASIK eye surgery involves using lasers in order to reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eyes, according to the NHS, this is done so that you can focus better. Laser eye surgery can correct short sightednes…

Pharmacy Error Statistics

When a GP prescribes patients with certain medications, most patients will then go on to visit a pharmacy to collect their medication. On rare occasions, patients may be given the wrong medication due to pharmacy errors, also known as medication erro…

Nerve Damage Claim Statistics

Nerve damage compensation claims can arise when a medical professional has failed to provide a patient with adequate treatment and this has led to the patient having nerve damage. Nerve damage can have significant, potentially life long impacts for p…

How To Report Care Home Negligence

In most care homes, the standard of care is high and residents are treated well by healthcare professionals. However, in some unfortunate cases, negligence can occur within care homes that leave residents in difficult positions. If negligence does oc…

Warning signs of nerve damage after surgery

Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) develops when the nerves in the body’s extremities are damaged. Between the financial years of 2009/10 and 2020/21, there were 3,534 clinical claims received where the primary injury was nerve damage.  Nerve damag…

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health problem that affects many adults, it is where the gums become red, swollen and sore and they bleed.  According to NHS inform, most adults in the UK have gum disease to some degre…

Reducing The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

Cosmetic surgery has become a popular option for people who wish to enhance their physical appearance. Getting these procedures done abroad is also a popular choice for many as many deem getting their surgery done abroad a less expensive option. Howe…

Spotting Signs of Care Home Abuse

Care homes are generally considered to be a safe place for those who can no longer care for themselves and these homes often provide comfort to loved ones knowing that their relatives are being cared for. In most cases, care homes adhere to high stan…

The key differences between Erb’s Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy

Written by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Specialist   The anatomy of Erbs Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy The arm and shoulder contain a network of nerves known as the brachial plexus network. It is through this network that signals are sent from the…

Causes and Risk Factors of Erb’s Palsy

Written by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Specialist   What is Erb’s Palsy? Erb’s Palsy is a condition which research suggests affects 1-2 in every 1000 births. The condition is a type of injury caused to the brachial plexus nerve network which links…

Maternity failings make up the majority of NHS negligence costs

Written by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Specialist   The NHS is a pillar of the UK's healthcare system, providing vital services to millions of people every year. However, recent reports have shed light on a disturbing trend: maternity failing…

Support for parents who have lost a baby

Written by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Specialist   Losing a baby is an incredibly difficult and traumatic experience, and it can leave parents feeling isolated and alone. However, there are several charities and support groups in the UK that…

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