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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 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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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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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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Cases of Medical Negligence (Recent & Common Cases)

Claims in medical negligence arise in many different circumstances and at Medical Solicitors we receive new enquiries on a daily basis that reflect a range of complex issues. We strive to help our clients insofar as we can to get the answers they are looking for, even though it is[…]

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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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How is a Childs Compensation managed?

In the case of childs compensation the court has to approve any settlement. There will usually be a Court Order for a childs compensation directing that the monies be paid into a fund held by the Court Funds Office (‘CFO’). The CFO is then responsible for looking after the money until[…]

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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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