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Warning Signs of Negligence Following Joint Surgery

Written by Francesca Paul, Medical Negligence Solicitor Joint surgery can be a life-changing experience, allowing patients to regain mobility and reduce pain. However, there are times when surgeries do not go as planned, and patients may experience c…

The key to recovery after hip replacement surgery

Written by Francesca Paul, Medical Negligence Solicitor Hip replacement surgery is a major procedure that requires a significant amount of recovery time. While the goal of the surgery is to improve mobility and reduce pain, it's important to remember…

What does the NHS annual report say about maternity negligence?

In the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of babies born every year and this should be an amazing time for families, however, if the correct care is not given, it can be a traumatising time and can potentially lead on to lifelong health problems for…

Which areas in the UK have the most missed GP appointments, and how much does it cost the NHS?

The cost of missed appointments to the NHS is huge, with around 1 in 15 medical appointments not attended, and recent data from the NHS has shown that this continues to be an issue in the UK. Members of the public have started to realise, now more so…

A guide to reporting a GP for Negligence

When we visit a general practitioner (GP), we trust that they will provide us with competent medical care. GPs are held to the same standards as other medical professionals and owe their patients appropriate levels of care. However, if a GP does not…

What can you do if your surgery is cancelled?

Every year, in England, there are thousands of elective operations cancelled by the NHS due to non-clinical reasons. Cancelled non-elective surgeries can be stressful and frustrating for patients, especially if you are counting on it to address pain…

Why is it important for treatment and surgery to be acted upon quickly?

Time is a critical factor when treating illnesses, if treatment is delayed, it can lead to irreversible complications for patients. Over the past couple of years there have been more patients who have had to wait longer than 18 weeks to receive treat…

What are the most common misdiagnosis’s

Medical misdiagnosis can occur when your GP or any other health professional provides you with an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis. Unfortunately mistakes can happen and health professionals can misdiagnose a condition which can have devastating conse…

What are the current medical misdiagnosis statistics?

Medical misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional fails to correctly diagnose a patient with a condition. Misdiagnosis forms the basis of the largest percentage of medical negligence compensation claims. When a patient receives a misdiagnose…

How long are patient waiting times?

Patient waiting times within the NHS have been an issue for a long time and the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic has forced unprecedented changes in the business processes within General Practices.   Senior Litigation Executive, Tim Moulton believ…

Common Surgical Errors & What to Look Out For

Surgical errors can happen to anyone undergoing surgery. Surgical errors are avoidable mistakes that can occur during any type of surgical procedure. They can range from minor mistakes to serious complications that could result in injury or potential…

Spinal Surgery Guide

Spinal surgery allows doctors to decompress, move and fix vertebral structures and even replace them if that is what is necessary for the patient.  Back pain can be a common reason why people consult their doctor, and in many cases physical therapy a…

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