Month: March 2017

What is a delay in a diagnosis claim?

As the head of our clinical negligence department says, one thing is for sure; a delay in a diagnosis is a difficult and tricky topic.

The delay in a diagnosis can apply to any existing medical condition that you may have, and the smallest of delays can even have fatal consequences. That’s why it’s important for medical professionals to avoid diagnosis delays, and that’s why we have to step in if something does go wrong.
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Cosmetic surgery compensation advice

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Cosmetic surgery has been on the rise for a number of years now.

Cosmetic surgery aims to improve a person’s appearance, and includes surgery to “wind back the clock” such as Botox and breast implants. These are seen as elective surgeries as they are not actually needed in order to live, as such; but it’s understandable as to why many people would choose to go under the knife.
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Cancer delayed diagnosis compensation claim advice

Cancer is where abnormal cells within the body divide in an uncontrollable way. This can then cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body, and can usually result in death.

There are over 200 different types of cancer. According to Cancer Research, 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. Anyone can be affected by cancer irrelevant of age or gender, but it is said to be more common as you get older. The most common types of cancer being; breast, prostate, lung, or bowel.

Diagnosing cancer correctly and at an early stage can be key to survival.
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Failure to diagnose stroke symptoms

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A stroke is a life threatening condition where the blood supply is cut off to the brain. There are three main signs of a stroke; one side of the face may drop; you may be unable to lift your arms or keep them their because of weakness or them being numb; and speech may be slurred and the person unable to talk.

If any of these signs are spotted, it is important that you act as quickly as possible.

The sooner a stroke is identified and treated, the better chance a person has of surviving and suffering fewer problems afterwards.
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