Month: May 2019
We continue to take new TVT surgery compensation claims forward on a regular basis, and we’re acting for a number of women on No Win, No Fee agreements.
If you’re only just looking into what rights you have if you’ve suffered complications and problems from the use of pelvic mesh, read this article for some key advice.
We encourage women to come forward and start their legal case as soon as possible. Although we appreciate that this is an incredibly personal and sensitive matter, it’s important to start a claim sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on key deadlines to claim. We have specialist staff here to help, and female lawyers to represent you for the case as well.
NHS cancer screening programmes have been deemed as “unfit for purpose” by MPs in a report that has been looking into the effectiveness of screening in the UK.
This news come just a year after the huge IT glitch that led to hundreds of thousands of women not receiving vital breast cancer screening because their letters were never sent to them. We’re involved in legal action from that particular scandal, but the recent news of more widespread failures is incredibly concerning.
Medical negligence compensation claims that arise from a failure to diagnose and failure to treat can be common. If the NHS cancer screening programmes are not fit for purpose, we could see more cases of negligence that may shorten lives and cause permanent problems for patients.
Receiving vital, life-saving cancer treatment too late really can mean the difference between life and death, and it can be devastating when patients aren’t provided with care quickly enough.
That’s why we’re incredibly alarmed to hear the recent news that the NHS is seeing some of the worst figures on record when it comes to treatment times for cancer. Recent figures indicate that a quarter of patients aren’t receiving treatment in accordance with the targets set by the NHS. A lot of this may well be down to the increased pressure of more people coming forward for checks, and a lack of funding for cancer care across the board isn’t helping as well.
As a patient who has cancer treatment too late, what can you do, and what are your rights?
We may see rising numbers of NHS delay compensation claims. Delayed treatment and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common types of medical negligence claims we represent people for, and a surge in these types of cases is a worry for all.
The fears of rising cases stems from recent findings published by the National Audit Office. They cited the issue that around 40% of medical negligence claims are for delayed diagnosis or treatment. Worryingly, they have also suggested that waiting time targets are still getting missed, and the problem is getting worse.
They said that the waiting list grew from 2.7 million to 4.2 million between 2013 and 2018 which shows the extent of the problem. This isn’t sustainable, and patient safety can be compromised when action isn’t taken quickly enough.