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Woman awarded six-figure settlement following hospital fall

A pensioner has received a six-figure sum after hospital staff failed to provide any adequate transfer information to an Ambulance Service, who were transporting her to a rehabilitation centre. The Claimant later fell during a transfer from a wheelch…

The influencer will see you now – The Instagram doctors with the biggest impact

More and more people are turning to social media for their health advice and, in particular, to Doctors who have forged television and social media careers away from the waiting room. Doctors turned social media influencers like Dr Alex George, can c…

NHS Trust’s failure to identify stress fracture results in delayed treatment

After an NHS Trust failed to identify a simple stress fracture, our 53-year-old client was immobilised for a number of months. Following legal representation from Patient Claim Line, our client was awarded £17,500 by St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.…

Hospital fails to treat cyclist’s dislocated wrist correctly

A 34 year old man was left with permanent reduced range of movement and grip strength after a hospital failed to treat his dislocated wrist correctly. Ryan Smithyman has been awarded £52,500 by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust after t…

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…

Our advice following reports of unethical retention of bone samples

Reports have recently surfaced of a Birmingham-based surgeon who allegedly collected and stored the bones of more than 5,000 patients over 25 years. Mr Derek McMinn has been suspended from Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham following the allegation. Th…

Medical Negligence lawyer responds to mesh review

In light of the recently released review by Baroness Cumberlege into the use of Primodos, Sodium Valproate and mesh in gynaecological procedures, Christian Beadell; our Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track (Southport), has summarised the key Recomme…

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…

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