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Coroner Calls for Prescription Drug Guidelines to be Reviewed

  • Published: Monday November 25, 2019
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As reported by BBC news, a gentleman in Bedford was admitted to hospital following the prescription of Oxycodone and amitriptyline. There was a known risk of combining these drugs that had potential to interact badly and cause ‘over-sedation’. After being in Intensive Care for 2 days, he was discharged home whereupon both medications were restarted. …

Compensation for Clinical Negligence Claims – How Much Could I Get?

  • Published: Wednesday November 20, 2019
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: compensation, negligence,

When bringing a clinical negligence claim, lawyers must not only assess the strength of the case in legal terms but also consider the potential value of your claim. This is not a straightforward task and but there are guidelines to assist with this. Compensation, or ‘damages’, is generally split into two parts; Special Damages which include the …

University Hospital Southampton delays in treating eye condition

  • Published: Monday November 11, 2019
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A young mother has been awarded a sum of £3.2m in compensation after delays on the part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust in treating an eye condition. The lady in her 30s, visited her optician in June 2016 after noticing her sight worsening and was diagnosed with glaucoma and referred to Southampton Eye Hospital. …

University Hospital Coventry criticised following death of elderly gentleman

  • Published: Wednesday November 6, 2019
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As reported by BBC news, University Hospital Coventry have been criticised following the death of an elderly gentleman who sadly passed away in a hospital corridor after spending six hours on a trolley waiting to be seen by a doctor. Mr Donald Driver, who was 84-years old, was admitted to hospital by paramedics at 6pm. …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Published: Friday October 25, 2019
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: Breast-Cancer,

An interesting article in The Telegraph in Breast Cancer Awareness Week: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/had-incurable-breast-cancer-doctors-didnt-take-symptoms-seriously/ Whilst breast cancer can now be caught at an early stage, there have been some concerns regarding screening programmes and possible misdiagnosis that can lead to medical negligence claims. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the early …

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