Category: Medical Recalls
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.
You could be eligible to claim compensation by way of a legal case for medical negligence for eye injuries if you have suffered any damage to this vital sensory organ.
Eye injuries can be some of the most severe that we represent people for given the impact that an eye injury can have on the victim. Sight loss can completely change the life of an injured person, even if it is loss in one eye or even partial loss of vision in one or both eyes. It will have an impact, from going about your everyday lives to how you are able to operate at work. This is why it is important to access specialist legal help for an injury of this nature, and we can offer just that.
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.
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 When this was identified, the company’s certification was withdrawn, which means that products which were already sterilised by this point could, potentially, not have been processed correctly.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.
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.
The controversy surrounding this issue is why pelvic mesh claims have been ongoing for several years, and there has yet to be any concrete ban on the use of the implants. Any action from the government has been limited for those affected by the harmful complications. However, those affected by the adverse consequences of mesh implants may be able to make pelvic mesh claims on the basis of medical negligence, and we can help.
The potential complications are now public knowledge following revealing patient testimonies and a damning independent medical products review. However, many women were kept in the dark about the risks associated with the implants when they agreed to undergo surgery in the first place, and this is an element that we can look at.
If you are one of many patients who has been unfairly put at risk as a result of pelvic mesh implants, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused to you. We know how debilitating and life-changing the implants can be, which is why we want to ensure that all victims have a chance to seek the justice that they deserve.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care regulator in the UK, has recently taken Spire Healthcare to court over the provider’s reported failure to be transparent with patients about failures in the surgical procedures they received. The Spire Healthcare court case is understood to have found that the independent health firm delayed notification letters to patients affected by the allegations of negligent treatment by Michael Walsh, a surgeon who formerly worked at Spire Hospital Leeds.
The hearing at Leeds Magistrate Court in April led to Spire Healthcare being fined £5,000, as well as being instructed to pay almost £15,000 in court costs. The firm admitted to failing to contact patients in an appropriate timeframe.
Where potential medical negligence is concerned, it is important that patients are informed from the beginning. By neglecting to inform patients at an early stage, healthcare providers could contribute to a further decline in their health or subject them to more prolonged pain.
Thousands of women are coming forward to make Essure compensation claims after suffering severe complications after having the Essure implant fitted.
Many women who have had Essure implants fitted have had to undergo further complex surgeries and treatments to remove the device. This has caused further pain, suffering and loss that could have otherwise been avoided.
An estimated 100,000 women in the UK are understood to have had the Essure implant fitted. This means that thousands of women could have suffered serious and intense complications as a result of a possible medical negligence incident. We are here to help you fight to get the justice you deserve by taking forward Essure compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients.
We, the Medical Negligence Lawyers, specialise in medical negligence claims, and this includes pelvic mesh compensation claims.
This is about a specific type of surgical mesh that is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), of which the use of the mesh has resulted in multiple concerns raised about its long-term effectiveness in the UK and, indeed, around the world
If you have had pelvic mesh surgery to treat problems like pelvic organ prolapse, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim with us. The Medical Negligence Lawyers are experts in the complex field of medical law and have years of experience helping victims claim millions of pounds in damages for these kinds of issues. We have helped victims who have suffered from the use transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape as well as for a range of other medical product cases.
The results of the recently published report that follows a huge pelvic mesh inquiry in the UK has revealed worrying details about some patients being let down.
As a specialist medical negligence law firm, we have been representing clients for vaginal mesh compensation claims for years. These cases are some of the most severe there can be as patients can be left with permanent damage and lifelong suffering. In some cases, the pain and problems can turn the victim’s life upside down.
The results of the pelvic mesh inquiry may come as some form of closure for women who may have been let down by the healthcare system and the manufacturers. In terms of what can be done about it, a claim for personal injury compensation can be the way to achieve some form of justice for what you have to endure.
The revelations from the recently published report following the Ian Paterson inquiry has revealed that more than 1,000 patients suffered needless operations.
The report also recommends that perhaps all 11,000 of his patients are recalled to identify if the number of victims is greater. The report has also criticised the NHS and the hospitals he has worked at, citing that there was a “culture of avoidance and denial” and “wilful blindness” to his actions.
As specialist medical negligence lawyers, we often see the horrors patients go through when something goes wrong. But this is a very different case that involves a rogue surgeon who has deliberately harmed and violated the patients he was charged with caring for.
If you’re one of the victims of the ongoing vaginal mesh scandal, and you’ve yet to make a claim for medical negligence compensation, we can help.
We’re representing victims who are claiming with us on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we have been doing so for a number of years. We won’t lie: these claims can be incredibly difficult to pursue. But with our specialist help and proven expertise, we can give you a good chance of justice.
Here’s a little advice about your rights if you have suffered – or are left suffering for the rest of your life – due to pelvic mesh problems.