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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…

94-year-old man compensated for Pharmacy’s repeat prescription error

A 94-year-old man has been awarded £4,100 after being prescribed double his usual dose of medication that led to six months of pain and suffering. Bernard Miller, 94 from Nottingham, was already on a repeat prescription of 50mg Flecainide to treat pa…

Man suffers years of pain and discomfort after medical equipment was left in place during an operation

A 40 year old man has received £15,000 from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust after medical equipment was left in place during an operation. The man, who is a full time carer for his daughter, initially underwent a procedure at West Suffolk Hospital…

Decision to deny use of Infliximab cost career in teaching and triggered years of abdominal and bowel suffering

A 42-year-old man has settled his claim for more than a million pounds compensation after he was told it is unlikely he will ever work again. The claimant, who has chosen not to be named, has received the settlement after experiencing over ten years…

74-year-old woman left with a permanent colostomy receives £185,000 after avoidable surgery

The claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard the verdict after the surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon who performed the extensive surgery admitted liability and causation in December 2018. In 2015, the Claimant (C) went to her GP complaining of skin ta…

Sepsis Awareness Q&A with Dr. Ron Daniels BEM

This World Sepsis Day, Patient Claim Line spoke to Doctor Ron Daniels BEM, the UK Sepsis Trust’s CEO and proud advocate of sepsis awareness. Ahead of the UK Sepsis Trust’s latest campaign ‘schools against sepsis’, Doctor Daniels kindly answered a num…

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…

What is Sepsis, who can get it and how do I prevent it?

What is sepsis? The Sepsis Alliance describes sepsis as “the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.” Whereas The UK Sepsis Trust acknowledges it’s your body’s overactiv…

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