Category: Advice

Compensation if an infection was not diagnosed

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You could be entitled to claim compensation if an infection was not diagnosed at all or in time, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We are happy to provide you with an initial free claims assessment where you can talk to our team here now on a no-obligation basis. We can then determine if we are able to provide you with No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Sodium Valproate scandal: compensation advice

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If you have been affected by the Sodium Valproate scandal, we may be able to launch a No Win, No Fee claim for personal injury compensation for you.

Sodium Valproate is an anticonvulsant that is used to manage conditions such as epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as being used for women who suffer from migraines. The Sodium Valproate scandal stems from a lack of consent and advice about the substantial risks that an unborn baby can be exposed to when the mother has been taking it.

Anyone who has been affected by the scandal could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation now.

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Compensation for medication problems

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Patients can be eligible to claim compensation for medication problems, and our expert team of medical negligence lawyers may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

There can be many ways in which medication can become a problem: from the incorrect drugs being provided, to the incorrect diagnosis leading to issues not being resolved. There can also be problems that stem from the medication products themselves, which can be related to contaminated batches, to the incorrect contents or erroneous instructions being provided.

If you have suffered due to problems with medication, and the issues have arisen from negligence, that is when we may be able to represent you for a compensation claim.

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Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation

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Following the initial allegations of alleged malpractice against former consultant Daniel Hay, the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation went on to inform more women of their potential involvement in the ongoing review of his patients. To date, the doctor has reportedly been found to have “unnecessarily harmed” 8 women who had undergone significant surgery under his care.

Further developments emerged toward the end of 2020 that reportedly pushed up the total to 382 of the gynaecologist’s former patients being implicated in the investigation. It is understood that the majority of these women reportedly have no need to worry about immediate health concerns, according to the trust. However, given the length of his service at the hospital, we would not be surprised if the investigation further widened as it already has done so far.

Any women who have suffered at the hands of the gynaecologist may be eligible to claim compensation if negligence has been involved. If more victims should be identified, we are here to help them pursue recompense for the harm inflicted upon them, and eligible clients can benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Endocarditis misdiagnosis – compensation claims

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There are some diseases or health conditions that require a quick diagnosis to bring the issue under control and give the patient their best chance of recovery. Endocarditis can be one such illness, as it can be fatal in the worst circumstances, particularly if left untreated. As such, an endocarditis misdiagnosis can be one of the most damaging forms of medical negligence that we may encounter in this specialist area of law.

Whilst endocarditis can be a rare condition, this does not excuse doctors and healthcare professionals from being able to identify its signs. It is vital that necessary precautions are taken when a patient seems to be exhibiting the symptoms of this condition, as a failure to act could have serious implications for the patient.

We all put our faith it the expertise of our doctors but, unfortunately, medical care does not always meet the standards we have come to expect on some occasions. However difficult the circumstances, doctors have an obligation to treat their patients to the best of their ability. Where they fail to do so, they may be in breach of their professional duties. If you have been affected by an incident like this, you may be able to pursue a medical negligence claim for personal injury compensation now.

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Claiming compensation for a fall in a hospital

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When patients are admitted to a hospital, they are there to receive necessary treatment, and often for a period of care and recovery too. We, therefore, expect hospitals to be safe environments, in which patients are cared for until they have the ability to care for themselves at home. However, if staff do not monitor and maintain the safety of the hospital environment, risks may emerge that can put patients in danger. A fall in a hospital is one example of an accident that can be provoked when organisations fail to keep hazards at bay.

A fall may seem like a minor problem, but to elderly people or those with existing mobility issues, it can cause long-term complications. As such, it is important that any potentially negligent actions that may have led to a fall are thoroughly investigated, as the affected patient may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation.

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Claiming medical negligence compensation for joint problems

Claiming medical negligence compensation for joint problems can be a vital course of action for patients to take in order to achieve some form of justice when negligence has occurred.

Our joints are some of the most important parts of our bodies to allow us to move about and carry on with our everyday lives in the best possible way. This is especially the case when it comes to major joints such as our knees, shoulders, elbows, and hips. As a person suffering from a permanent knee joint injury, I can tell you from personal experience just how much it can hinder your life: each and every day!

So, when you suffer as a result of an avoidable event that has stemmed from negligence, justice is important. That is why we, as Specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers, are here to help.

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Compensation claims for gynaecology negligence

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Compensation claims for gynaecology negligence can be some of the most severe and serious types of cases that we take on for people on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This intimate and sensitive area can leave patients with lifelong physical, mental and interpersonal complications when an injury is sustained. As specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers, we understand the severity of the harm that can be caused and what we can do about it from a legal perspective.

As we often say, we cannot turn back the clocks. But, what we can do is fight for some form of justice for you by way of a clinical negligence claim for compensation.

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Claiming compensation for a medical mistake

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When undergoing medical training, doctors learn how to conduct rigorous treatments and procedures, and must abide by high professional standards for as long as they practice. There is no room for mistakes in medicine but, unfortunately, some patients do fall victim to needless errors made by healthcare professionals. If you have been adversely affected by a medical mistake, you may be able to claim compensation for any harm caused.

While other forms of negligence can be caused by misjudgments, such as an incorrect diagnosis or a failure to investigate symptoms, medical mistakes could describe the basic errors that can be made in the course of procedures or treatment. Often, these mistakes occur through entirely preventable missteps, which can only make them more upsetting and frustrating for the victims.

When medical professionals breach their duty of care and your health suffers as a result, you can be within your rights to claim compensation for any harm caused. We know how difficult it can be for victims in the aftermath of medical negligence, which is why we use our sensitivity and expertise to guide our clients through the claim process.

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Safe maternity unit claims disproven in maternity care scandal

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With the completion of false self-assessments affecting some maternity units, a number of hospitals are now having to pay back millions of pounds to regulators. Some of the hospitals in question were already facing suspicion amid medical negligence claims and allegations of avoidable baby deaths, but it has since been confirmed that some 14 NHS trusts reportedly failed regarding at least one of the safety actions recommended. Of the 7 required to pay fines, each trust reportedly falsely claimed it had a safe maternity unit.

While the news may come as a shock to some, for those affected by poor maternity care, this development may be unsurprising. Indeed, figures have already shown just how much harm has been suffered by families due to negligent maternity services. In 2018-19, for medical negligence claims brought against the NHS, 60% of claims reportedly involved maternity care.

If you have been adversely affected by poor maternity care, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim. To discuss your case and find out more about how we could help you, do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation advice.

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MHRA takes action over Steril Milano sterilisation problem

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The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) has recently been forced to respond to reportedly fraudulent activity at Steril Milano, a medical company that provides sterilisation services to many medical device manufacturers. Although it is an Italian-based company, it serves manufacturers who provide products in the UK, which is why the UK regulator saw fit to take action.

In 2021, Steril Milano was acquired by Ionisos and it then became the subject of suspicion over alleged fraudulent activity. When this was identified, the company’s certification was withdrawn, which means that products which were already sterilised by this point could, potentially, not have been processed correctly.

According to the MHRA, the safety risks are believed to be low, but the regulator is nevertheless obliged to review the issue and mitigate any potential problems as much as possible.

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Ian Paterson compensation claims

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Since Ian Paterson was first in the media over reports of mistreatment of patients, many have been contacted by the hospitals who employed him. Now, as part of an expanded patient recall by Spire Healthcare, as many as 5,500 patients have been told they may have been affected by potentially harmful practices. If they have, they could be eligible to engage in the latest Ian Paterson compensation claims process.

In 2017, it was reported that former breast surgeon Ian Paterson received a 20-year sentence following convictions that included 17 counts of wounding with intent, and three counts of unlawful wounding. In this criminal case, only some of the victims were accounted for, but it has since emerged that many more may have been affected by potential malpractice. Over the course of his practice, Paterson reportedly misdiagnosed breast cancer, performed breast surgery on patients who didn’t need it, and performed dangerous ‘cleavage-sparing’ mastectomies on breast cancer patients.

The new expansion of compensation claims is a vital step in allowing as many victims as possible to access the justice they deserve. As specialists in medical negligence, we offered our advice to victims of Ian Paterson when his mistreatment was first exposed. If you were affected, we may now be able to help you to ensure that any suffering is compensated for.

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