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Acute abdominal pain: when medical negligence is hard to stomach

Whether it’s crampy or achy, dull or sharp, everyone gets stomach ache – or abdominal pain – from time to time. Common tummy troubles such as gastric flu, constipation, excess gas, and irritable bowel syndrome are usually harmless and discomfort doesn’t generally last too long. But if your stomach pain[…]

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Do you always need to seek proper legal advice?

Following the recent case of a hairdresser who relied solely on the 800-year-old Magna Carta as a defence to keep trading throughout lockdown measures, we look at why the DIY approach to legal advice isn’t always the cheapest or wisest option. We’re fortunate to live in a world where we[…]

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Toxic workplace culture highlighted at maternity care inquiry

Maternity units are complex, high pressure environments and no two trusts are the same. But the rise in blame culture, bullying and the fear of being struck-off were just some issues highlighted in this week’s Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into NHS maternity care. Toxic traits within the workplace[…]

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Preventing cervical cancer — and gynaecological negligence

Nobody should ever have to die of a highly preventable and treatable disease like cervical cancer. That’s why, not only for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week but year-round, we should strive to lift the veil of embarrassment regarding gynaecological health and keep the conversations flowing. Knowing what symptoms to look out[…]

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7 ways to assist your medical negligence claim

If you’ve been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, you may be able to take legal action for compensation. Every medical negligence case is different and varying factors will influence the success of your claim. However, there are ways in which you can assist in the smooth-running of your[…]

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Dental negligence and the impact of Covid

The importance of a smile has never been stronger, especially during a year when it’s often been the only form of human connection we’ve been able to have. But while 2020 has also seen a rise in people searching for ways to improve their smile, many have been unhappy with[…]

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Does medical negligence only happen at hospital?

Have you ever questioned where medical negligence can happen? How about if clinical negligence claims can only be brought against injury or harm you received as a result of hospital treatment? Well, the short answer is no. Medical negligence can happen anywhere that a health service was provided. While this[…]

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Medical Solicitors to support Barnsley Foodbank this Christmas

This festive season, Medical Solicitors has chosen to support Barnsley Foodbank in a bid to help tackle the growing crisis of food poverty in South Yorkshire. The 2020 Christmas campaign is the idea of solicitor, Louise Haslam, who has decided that, instead of buying her two young sons advent calendars[…]

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Moving on from musculoskeletal medical negligence

For non-disabled people, mobility is something easily taken for granted. Just get up and go without a second thought or worry about any barriers in society. But what would happen if your freedom and independence were suddenly taken away from you in the blink of an eye. Moreover, what if[…]

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Women’s medical negligence claims: is gender bias the cause?

When a recent review led by former health minister, Baroness Cumberlege, detailed how tens of thousands of women had suffered medical negligence at the hands of three avoidable health scandals, we wish the news came as a surprise. As medical negligence solicitors, a large proportion of our clients are women,[…]

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Medical Negligence Claims and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS has undoubtedly been the lionhearted hero leading the battle against this invisible enemy. Its army of clinical staff on the frontline have rightfully been saluted for their undeniable dedication and bravery during such harrowing circumstances. However, in this fast-moving crisis, unique clinical challenges have[…]

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Your Guide to Arthritis Claims

What is Arthritis? Arthritis refers to the tenderness and swelling of one or more of the joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint stiffness and pain – a symptom that typically worsens with age. The most common types include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Other types include septic arthritis, psoriatic[…]

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Guide to Claims for Gynaecological Negligence

This is your Guide to Claims for Gynaecological negligence. This is negligence in treating women’s problems. We hope you find it helpful. Please call our friendly team to speak to us for advice about a complaint or claim. What is Gynaecology? Gynaecology is a specialist branch of medicine. It involves[…]

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