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Here’s why Thyroid Awareness Week is important

This week is International Thyroid Awareness Week, and Patient Claim Line’s Medical Negligence Solicitor, Jennifer Argent is keen to share some of the lesser known, but nonetheless important, statistics behind thyroids and its related health issues.…

How to claim compensation for infections after surgery

If you have suffered an infection following surgery that was the result of negligent treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. A hospital owes a certain duty of care towards their patients to ensure that they are not exposed to unnecessary or a…

What is vaginal mesh and what are the risks of surgery?

For many woman, dealing with incontinence or vaginal prolapse is a difficult reality. The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of urinary issue, and that 50% of women will develop a degree of pelvic organ prola…

Can I sue my dentist for negligent treatment?

Paying a visit to the dentist, whether for a routine check-up or for treatment, is important to maintain the condition of your teeth. While the experience can be daunting for some, many are safe in the knowledge that the appointment will be carried o…

Parents to speak out over childrens’ complex diagnosis

Written by Sinead Connolly, Senior Solicitor   Unfortunately, we have all heard the heart-breaking stories of babies and children sent home from hospital, parents told there is nothing seriously wrong, only for that child to suffer a devastating…

Why is cancer misdiagnosis on the rise in the UK?

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, it’s incredibly important that they are treated quickly and correctly in order to increase their chance of recovery. However, if the cancer is misdiagnosed, treatment can be significantly delayed meaning that…

The shocking statistics behind autism misdiagnosis

It is estimated that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum, which equates to about 1% of the population. Yet despite this figure, there is no national register or exact count on how many people actually have this condition. As su…

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…

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.…

NHS clinical negligence bill alarming but claimants’ 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…

NHS Trusts need encouragement, not blame following latest patient 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…

Will Artificial Intelligence ease pressure on NHS cancer screening?

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Patricia Hitchen believes the use of artificial intelligence in NHS cancer screening will save lives. Patricia’s comments are in response to a new Artificial Intelligence programme designed to accurately detect br…

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