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Do I need to request my medical records prior to bringing a medical negligence claim?

  • Published: Monday August 8, 2022
  • Category: Claims Support
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If you think you have been the victim of negligent care by a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have concerns about the standard of care you received, you can obtain a copy of your medical records. Alternatively, you may wish to instruct a solicitor to do this on your behalf. …

NHS Consultant convicted of gross negligence manslaughter

  • Published: Wednesday July 20, 2022
  • Category: Medical negligence
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A Consultant Haematologist, previously working at Royal Oldham Hospital, has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following a substandard and failed attempt at a bone marrow extraction. Dr Isyaka Mamman, 85 years of age and who had previously lied about his age to avoid retirement, carried out the procedure to such a poor standard that …

Diabetes and Lower Limb Complications – A thematic review of clinical negligence claims undertaken by NHS Resolution

  • Published: Thursday July 7, 2022
  • Category: Default
  • Tags: Diabetes,

Major amputation is acknowledged as one of the most destructive complications of diabetes and is something that is sadly on the rise. In response, NHS Resolution has published an important report following a thematic review of clinical negligence claims relating to diabetes and lower limb complications in the hope to improve outcomes for patients with …

Ambulance Delays

  • Published: Monday June 20, 2022
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  • Tags: Ambulance-delays,

For years ambulance services have been under pressure but since 2020 this is an issue regularly reported in the news. The situation with the ambulance service has gone from being a risk of harm to actually being a cause of harm. HSIB (Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch) have suggested that harm is a daily occurrence now.  A …

Increase in NHS Never Events

  • Published: Friday May 27, 2022
  • Category: Medical negligence
  • Tags: Never-Event,

As reported by Sky News, there were more than 400 “never events” in England between April 2021 and March 2022. Defined by NHS England as “patient safety incidents that are wholly preventable” provided that healthcare providers implement existing national guidance and/or safety recommendations, they have the potential to cause serious harm to patients including death. …

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