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Cauda Equina Compensation Payouts Guide

Introduction Do you have a claim? How are cauda equina syndrome payouts calculated ‘Special Losses’ i.e. What can I claim for past, current and future financial losses? Cauda equina settlements Q&A Introduction Cauda equina is a condition when a group of nerves at the base of the spine (known as[…]

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims: The Complete Guide 2019

Introduction What is cancer misdiagnosis Making a cancer claim for cancer misdiagnosis Making a misdiagnosis claim late Cancer misdiagnosis compensation amounts Different types of claims What should you do now if you believe you have a claim? Introduction Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis claims are far too common. Cancer Research UK reported[…]

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Medical Negligence Claims Process

This is what should happen when a solicitor looks into a potential clinical negligence claim. The initial investigation and pre-action protocol process There is a complaints procedure (called Local Resolution) that you can go through with your healthcare provider. It will often be a good idea to do so and[…]

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Addisons Crisis and Addison’s disease

Medical Emergency: Adrenal Crisis (Addisonian Crisis) Cortisol is a hormone that helps to control blood pressure in your body, and which your body releases from the adrenal gland in response to stress. The process is regulated by the pituitary gland in your brain. If this, or the adrenal gland is[…]

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So, what is the Compensation Recovery Unit?

The Government is entitled to recover any state benefits and NHS treatment charges from the party who was at fault for your injuries. The principle is that the person that caused you harm, rather than the State, should pay compensation to you and that you should not be compensated twice[…]

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Symptoms of a heart problem for Women

Women don’t always have the same typical heart attack symptoms as those of a male, such as an excruciating chest pain that travels down one arm. Those symptoms can happen to women, but in many cases do not. The symptoms can be almost “silent” and quite minor, so women often[…]

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Student nurses starting careers £50,000+ in debt

Student nurses could start their careers over £50,000 in debt under new government plans revealed in the Autumn Chancellor’s statement to convert training bursaries into repayable loans. A mass protest is planned to take place in the New Year, 9 January. At Medical Solicitors we think these changes could put prospective[…]

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Junior Doctors’ Strike called off…

At the eleventh hour, the Junior doctors’ in England have suspended strike action and the strike called off. The Junior doctors’ proposed strike action has arisen because an 11% pay rise offered to Junior doctors by ministers was offset by other elements of the pay package, including unsociable hours payments.[…]

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Sir Bruce Keogh -fearmongering-junior doctors

Sir Bruce Keogh accused of politicising the attack in Paris and fearmongering to demonise junior doctors’ strike plans. More than 3,000 junior doctors have accused one of the country’s most senior medical officers of deliberately using the threat of a Paris style terrorist attack to stoke public fears over their[…]

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So, what are ‘Damages’ anyway?

Damages are more commonly known as ‘compensation’. If you are bringing a claim, we have to to weigh up the extent of your injury, as well as your past financial losses  and consider financial losses that may be suffered in the future. For the vast majority of our clients their claim[…]

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Medical Consent Forms

The low down on Medical Consent Forms Until this year, legal consent issues between doctor and patient were still decided according to the past case of Sidaway. The problem is that Sidaway is now an old case decided in 1985. Times have changed a lot since then. In March this[…]

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New law for reporting Female Genital Mutilation

For cases of female genital mutilation in girls under 18, there is now a legal duty in England and Wales for doctor’s nurses, midwives and teachers to report instances of this barbaric practice. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred[…]

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NHS compensation claims can lead to better care

Caroline Moore explains why legal action (NHS compensation claims) can form an important part of ensuring best practice from all NHS services… If you were anything like me as a child, you no doubt idolised workers on the frontline, ensuring our health and safety: the fire service, police officers, doctors, nurses and[…]

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How to complain about medical care

Here is information about how to complain when you are not satisfied with your medical care.Complaining about your care may seem daunting, but you are more than entitled to ask questions about your care. You can go through the complaints procedure by yourself, as you do not need a solicitor. You[…]

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Hundreds of patients affected by negligent breast surgery

 “Cleavage Sparing” Mastectomies Performed In the Birmingham Area  Caroline Moore explains the implications for patients following the procedures performed by Ian Paterson and the importance of understanding your diagnosis from the doctor. There were 573 women under the care of Ian Paterson, on whom mastectomy procedures were performed from 1998[…]

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