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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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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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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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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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