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Medical Examinations during Covid

  • Published: Monday November 30, 2020
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: coronavirus-covid-19, medical-examinations,

In a medical negligence claim an opinion from an independent medical expert is almost always an imperative part of the investigation process. In order to assess the current condition and future prognosis of a Claimant it would normally be very unusual for an expert not to want to see the Claimant in person. As with …

NHS complaints

  • Published: Thursday November 26, 2020
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: mistakes, NHS-Complaint,

If you are dissatisfied with the treatment that you or a family member has received from the NHS, you may wish to make a formal complaint before considering any legal action. The NHS Complaints Procedure applies to all NHS hospitals (and private hospitals if the care was under the NHS), Primary Care Trusts and any …

Private Hospitals and Public Liability Insurance

  • Published: Monday November 23, 2020
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags:

Would it surprise you to know that it is not compulsory for private hospitals to have public liability insurance? When I brought a medical negligence claim against a private hospital that didn’t have public liability insurance I was astounded to know that there was no insurance and this wasn’t illegal. Surgeons and individual doctors are …

Patient safety review prompted following a rise in stillbirths during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic

  • Published: Thursday November 19, 2020
  • Category: NHS
  • Tags: coronavirus-covid-19, still-births,

As reported by BBC News, during the period of April – June 2020, there were 40 stillbirths after labour began, compared with only 24 during the same period in 2019. The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has advised that they will be investigating the reasons for this and they plan to publish their findings in 2021. The Royal College of …

Funding a medical negligence claim

  • Published: Wednesday November 18, 2020
  • Category: Claim Funding
  • Tags: claim-funding,

When you want to make a claim in medical negligence your solicitor will discuss funding options with you during the 1st call. There are 5 main options for funding a medical negligence claim: Legal Aid/Public Funding – in recent years this has been limited massively. Now all but a tiny minority of birth injury cases …

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