Category: Mental Health

Fighting for the best medical negligence pay-outs possible

Lawyers assess the case as lawsuit begins

Amounts when it comes to medical negligence pay-outs usually depend on the medical evidence and the witness evidence available to us. These key factual details can allow us to measure the impact of medical negligence on a patient in a rigorous and reliable manner.

Of course, qualified observation and information can help to ensure that the professional medical opinion of an expert being relied upon is as comprehensive and reliable as it can be; as can the quality of your lawyers, which is where we come in.

We have a wealth experience in carefully pursuing medical negligence claims and solidifying them with the security of medical evidence. If you believe that you have a medical negligence claim to make, read on to find out about how you could claim, and speak to the team now for advice if you want to here.

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Concerns over anti-depressants prescriptions for children

anti-depressants prescriptions for children

It has recently been revealed that the NHS has issued 1,572 anti-depressants prescriptions for children under the age of 5.

This statistic seems concerningly high for children of such a young age, and further research into the effects of anti-depressants on children has shown there could be little benefit, if any, of using the drugs.

The rising number of anti-depressants prescriptions for children could be a cause for concern, as they are usually only be prescribed under close supervision. It could mean there are less children who have access to specialist mental health services. The increased number of anti-depressant prescriptions for children could be a direct result of longer waiting times for these services.

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Mental health negligence claims

depression

As well as needing to talk about our mental health, we also need to make sure that we talk about, and address, mental health negligence claims.

Mental health has never been more prevalent than it this day and age. It’s not the misunderstood and sometimes even taboo topic that it used to be. With World Mental Health Day passing last week, we wanted to briefly talk about the issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment, and how they tie in with claims for compensation.

In the same way that a lack of treatment or a lack of a diagnosis for a physical ailment can leave patients suffering more, and suffering worse, the same can be said about our mental health as well.

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