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Devastated families made to feel at fault for infants’ deaths

Patient Claim Line Assistant Litigation Executive, Lauren Taylor believes families shouldn’t be made to feel at fault after the loss of an infant. Lauren Taylor is closely following events unfold at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust after a BBC investiga…

Rahman Spire Hospital recall is rocking victims’ trust

Patient Claim Line Litigation Executive Rikki Spofforth believes the Habib Rahman Spire Hospital scandal is rocking patient trust. Rikki has been keeping abreast of developments involving Spire Healthcare’s review of orthopaedic surgeon, Habib Rahman…

T-cell cancer weapon discovery ‘almost unbelievable’

A new T-cell discovery could become the greatest weapon yet in defeating cancer, according to a Chartered Legal Executive / FCILEx. Amy Kirk is commenting in response to a newly-discovered immune cell in our blood streams. A specialist team at Cardif…

CQC recommendations avoid ‘devastating consequences’

Patient Claim Line Assistant Litigation Executive, Lauren Taylor believes NHS Trusts can prevent 'devastating consequences' if they follow CQC recommendations. Lauren’s comments are in response to the news at least seven preventable baby deaths 'may…

Hospitals need greater stroke awareness and more consultants

A lack of ‘stroke aware’ consultants is having a negative impact on the NHS. That’s according to a Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Patient Claim Line. Susan Healey, a solicitor and team leader at Patient Claim Line, is responding to concerns…

Concern for Southport and Ormskirk’s vulnerable patients

Written by, Francesca Paul, Solicitor / Senior Litigation Executive  Following Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s latest Care Quality Commission inspection report, the overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ raises concerns for the year ahe…

NHS hospitals to offer cash to doctors following pension crisis

Written by Medical Negligence Assistant Litigation Executive, Jennifer Smith NHS hospitals are offering cash to doctors in a bid to tackle a growing pensions crisis, an investigation reveals. New rules say GPs and consultants can receive tax rates of…

Medical negligence claims: 10 things you need to know

Sometimes it can be hard to know if what happened to you was medical negligence. Did the doctor make a mistake, or was it just one of those things that happens? Medical professionals are required to offer a certain standard of care when treating thei…

How a healthy lifestyle could save the NHS money

We all know that exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle, but do you know how much exercise you should be getting? According to our recent survey, two-thirds of Brits aren’t getting enough of the right type of exercise. Survey data also reveale…

Coronation Street’s Emma could cash in on £20k payout

Emma Brooker could sue Dr Ali Neeson for almost £20,000 after his life-threating misdiagnosis, according to Patient Claim Line’s expert team. Fans of the soap were left shocked after Dr Ali diagnosed Emma’s severe pain in her right-hand side as food…

Unnecessary chemotherapy for wrong cancer receives £12,500

A 77-year-old man has received £12,500 in compensation after experiencing three unnecessary cycles of chemotherapy when a hospital failed to appropriately diagnose a return of prostate cancer. Gary Voller, 77 From Hertfordshire, received compensation…

Claimant awarded £11,000 settlement after prolonged wait for correct foot surgery

A 59-year-old woman has received an £11,000 settlement after Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust admitted a CT Scan to treat ongoing swelling and foot pain should have been arranged sooner. Janet Corbin, from Kent experienced a 12 month delay in surgery, mon…

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