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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 Luscombe, 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…

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…

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 Partner Trevor Ward believes NHS Trusts can prevent 'devastating consequences' if they follow CQC recommendations. Trevor’s comments are in response to the news at least seven preventable baby deaths 'may have occurred' at East Ken…

Hospitals need greater stroke awareness and more consultants

A lack of ‘stroke aware’ consultants is having a negative impact on the NHS. Peter Rigby, a Director at Patient Claim Line, is responding to concerns nearly half of UK hospitals do not have enough specialist stroke consultants. Peter said: “Someone s…

Concern for Southport and Ormskirk’s vulnerable patients

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 ahead. In November 2019, the CQC published their rating of the services…

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…

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