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How has COVID-19 affected medical treatment in the UK? Research findings

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK last year, the pandemic has taken a serious toll on the NHS with Professor Chris Withy reporting that the NHS is facing 'the worst crisis in living memory' (Daily Mail, January 2021). As a result, many Brit…

DNACPR orders may have been made without patients informed consent says CQC

Written by Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman At the date of this article, COVID 19 has claimed the lives of 59,699 people who have died within 28 days of a positive COVID test. The number of ‘excess’ deaths has now exceeded 70,000 and whilst…

A ‘new normal’ when dealing with medical negligence claims in a global pandemic.

Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020 Written by Assistant Litigation Executive, Nermeen Salahuddin   New guidelines and protocols have been put into effect to encourage ‘positive behaviour’ when dealing with clinical negligence claims duri…

How to deal with dental malpractice

At some point in our lives, most of us will end up paying a visit to the dentist. It’s never fun, but everyone understands that it’s an essential part of taking care of our oral health, whether you’re having a routine check-up or extensive treatment.…

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…

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