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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…

Nurse awarded £165,000 after inadequate surgical treatment resulted in dangerous blood clot

A 60-year-old Nurse has received a £165,000 settlement after a major UK Hospital failed to provide sufficient treatment following a surgical procedure which resulted in bilateral pulmonary emboli. It was ruled that the defendant, University Hospitals…

55-year-old woman receives £9,000 settlement after two hospitals failed to appropriately treat a left hand ring fracture

A 55-year-old woman has received £9,000 from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation, after negligent treatment relating to a failure to diagnose and treat a left hand ring fracture. Despite numerous x-rays and pro…

Woman awarded £22,000 after surgical termination trauma

A 25-year-old woman has been awarded a medical negligence settlement of £22,000 after a failed surgical termination resulted in a second termination three months later. The client, who has requested to remain anonymous, attended Basildon and Thurrock…

Parents receive £30,000 settlement after baby boy dies one week after birth

The parents of a baby boy who passed away at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one week after birth, have received a £30,000 settlement. It was concluded that the cause of death was from severe brain damage, Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy, w…

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