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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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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Meningitis

Meningitis is a feared CNS infection, especially in young children. If meningitis is not quickly diagnosed and managed, it can lead to serious brain damage causing lifelong disability. Treating meningitis is challenging, and in many instances, clinicians will have tried their hardest to manage the patient. However, errors can occur,[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Birth Injuries (Cerebral Palsy)

Labour always carries risk, though, with modern medicine and advanced antenatal care, these risks can often be avoided. In the case something does go wrong, the effects can be devastating both for the mother and the child. Several birth injuries like cerebral palsy can develop over time despite regular monitoring,[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency and needs to be addressed quickly to avoid the widespread death of muscles and tissues. Should medical practitioners fail to provide a reasonable standard of care, a patient may file a compensation claim for their damages. Introduction – Understanding Compartment Syndrome What is a[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Falls in Hospital Settings

Falls and fractures in older people are costly, and often a preventable health issue. Older adults are at increased risk of falling due to their age or co-morbid medical conditions. Thus, hospitals have a duty to carry out a risk assessment for any vulnerable patients that are admitted into their[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Stroke

The consequences of a stroke episode can be devastating, even when it’s diagnosed and managed promptly. When medical practitioners fail to recognise the warning signs, the effects are long-term and sometimes fatal. Transient Ischemic Attacks, although less dangerous, need to be recognised for what they are, as they can frequently[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Appendicitis

Introduction – Understanding Appendicitis What is the Appendix? The appendix is a (worm-like) continuation of the large intestine found at the junction of the small and large bowel. It is a vestigial organ, and its existing function in the human body is still unknown. What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis is the[…]

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A Guide to Diabetes Compensation at Any Age

The capacity to affect another human being’s life is something that has both fascinated and terrified many people. Hence, the medical profession or that of any health worker is not without its risks, and likewise not without its benefits. While the capacity to make a human error applies to nearly[…]

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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 This is your Guide to Cauda Equina compensation payouts. If poor medical care has resulted in you[…]

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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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International Women’s Day Lawyer Caroline Moore

On International Women’s Day 2018, I reflect upon the journey that has led to me establishing my own successful Law Practice. I actually wanted to be an artist, but my father persuaded me I’d end up penniless and I should look to other options. I had always enjoyed legal TV[…]

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Medical negligence – how much will you get?

A simple explanation is that compensation is split into three categories: General damages General damages are awarded for your pain, injury and suffering. In addition, to compensate for the effect on your daily life (which is referred to as Loss of Amenity) General damages are calculated using the Judicial College[…]

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