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The Duty of Candour. A law to tell the truth….

Did you know that in the UK (but not Wales) there is now a statutory duty for care provider to tell you the truth when things go wrong? It’s called the ‘Duty of Candour’. If something goes wrong and you were not notified, but find out about it later, or[…]

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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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Doctors to go on Strike

Caroline Moore explores the potential impact of forced contract changes and possible Industrial Action on patient safety and NHS services… The General Medical Council requires medical practitioners to address matters  if , “patient safety, dignity or comfort is or may be seriously compromised” and to, “protect and promote the health[…]

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Caroline supports the ‘This Girl Can!’ Campaign

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face[…]

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Medical Innovation Bill Second Reading 27 June 2014

The second reading of the Medical Innovation Bill (‘The Saatchi Bill’) is due to take place in the House of Lords on 27 June 2014.  The Bill aims to promote medical innovation by changing the current clinical negligence law in relation to decisions by doctors to provide treatment. It is[…]

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Case won-negligent foot surgery

Medical Solicitors have secured an award of £175,000 for our client Susan Whatmough, a 59-year-old woman,  for the negligent surgery carried out to her feet. Susan had a medical history of asthma, arthritis, with long standing degenerative changes in her spinal problems, as well as bunions in her feet. In early[…]

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Recognised by the Law Society for excellence

We are delighted to announce today that our firm flew through it’s first Lexcel Assessment which is the Law Society’s quality mark, designed especially for law firms, to recognise firms that achieve standards of excellence in practice management and client care. This is a voluntary standard and we were happy[…]

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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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Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm is registered with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (‘APIL’) dedicated to offering specialist advice to the injured. You can access APIL’s website pages for the injured on the following link: http://www.apil.org.uk/

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Case won-Amputation

£150,000 compensation–details of a case won amputation – an 88-year-old war veteran. John Barton, a 2nd World War veteran and widower, was just short of his 89th birthday when his case settled at the door of London County Court as Trial was about to start. Until his injury, he lived[…]

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