Category: Medication and Drugs
The Tavistock gender clinic has been in the news over the last few years in relation to court cases and a recent interim report from Dr Hilary Cass assessing the quality of the care that had been provided.
There are fears that there are cases where minors have been provided with drugs and treatment for early transitioning where alternative considerations should have been involved. There are real worries that there could be people now who have realised that mistakes had been made when they were a minor as a patient at the Tavistock gender clinic, and who may now be impacted long term as result of the treatment they received.
This is a very sensitive issue that we as lawyers who specialise in medical negligence need to be available for to help people with. This is why we are able to provide free, no-obligation legal advice on a confidential basis to anyone who feels they need to speak to us.
The Medical Negligence Lawyers can fight for your right to win eye injury compensation if you have suffered this kind of injury as a result of a clinical problem.
Given that eye injury claims can be some of the most serious that we represent people for, it is absolutely essential to make sure that you instruct specialist lawyers. We can offer a specialist service, and you may be eligible to benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.
You could be eligible to claim compensation for clinical negligence that arises from problems with treatment, and you may be able to benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Whether the issue has arisen due to the incorrect diagnosis or the incorrect course of treatment being administered, or through problems with medicines and equipment, we may be able to help you. So long as the problems have been caused due to some form of negligence, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in personal injury damages now.
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.
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.
You can be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation that’s caused by a prescription error, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation for this type of legal case.
In some cases, an error could lead to serious problems and complications for patients, and this needs to be recognised. Whether it’s an error that’s caused by a doctor, a healthcare professional, from a misdiagnosis or from the dispensary itself, we may be able to help you.
Here’s some guidance about when you may have a case, what you could claim for, and how to get free advice from our expert team.
Rivaroxaban / Xarelto compensation settlements have landed in the U.S., to the tune of $775m for around 25,000 cases being pursued.
The money is to be paid out by both Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson as the co-creators of the drug. They strenuously deny any wrongdoing, and maintain that the drug is safe for use. However, the settlements have been agreed without any admission of liability.
The blood-thinning medication that’s used for stroke patients has been at the centre of concerns for quite some time. We’re representing patients who have suffered side-effects from using the drug as part of claims for personal injury compensation. Although the settlement is for the U.S. only, this is a positive step in the global fight for justice.
Like all drugs, there can be inherent complications. However, there could be more sinister reasons behind certain valsartan side effects people may suffer from.
There’s been a huge Europe-wide recall of the blood pressure drug last year, which we covered last year. This stems from a potential contamination issue in the manufacturing process. As a result, valsartan that’s supplied by Actavis Group PTC (now Accord) and Dexcel Pharma Ltd is now subject to a recall.
The potential contamination issue could be incredibly serous for anyone that’s affected by it. In America, there are already class actions and group cases for people who have taken the drug. Our lawyers want to hear from anyone in the UK who has suffered problems.
In a bid to save some £265m a year, there are set to be free prescription changes to stamp out abuse of the system.
The aim of the changes are to tackle fraudulent free prescriptions that could be wasting millions in valuable resources. From patients not entitled to free prescriptions, to some pharmacists and dentists receiving payments for phantom procedures, it’s an issue that needs resolving.
As the NHS continues to struggle with underfunding, a lack of resources and staff shortages, we can’t have any avoidable waste in the system.
A former health minster spoke out recently over conspiracies and closing ranks in the tragic Gosport Hospital deaths scandal.
Former health minister Normal Lamb spoke about the “systematic failures” and NHS “closing ranks” over the tragedy, as well as a “conspiracy to cover this up”. He suggested that both the NHS and Whitehall had refused to face up to the reality of the tragedy which has led to potentially hundreds of premature deaths.
The evidence in the investigations has found what appear to be clear opportunities to have avoided potentially hundreds of deaths. How were these opportunities missed?
There’s a real concern over the staggering numbers of children prescribed antidepressants in the UK as use of the drug continues to increase.
It’s understood that the number of children prescribed antidepressants is now at more than 70,000. Of this figure, some 2,000 are understood to be children of primary school age.
We’re already in an era where doctors are thought to be overprescribing medication. A great deal of this has been linked to funding constraints. The result is that more people are using medication when alternative treatment could help them more. On top of that, some people are becoming addicted to medication. In the case of children, what about the long-term effects of drug use as well?