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Ben qualified into the Clinical Negligence Team as a solicitor in September 2012, after working in the team since 2011. He deals with a wide variety of claims for patients who have been injured in the course of their medical or dental treatment
All professionals can be (and often are) sued if they are negligent. But there seems to be a special sympathy for medical professionals who are facing a negligence claim.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure often marketed or described as a ‘quick fix’ solution to weight problems. But does this make it any less risky?
Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures have increased in popularity in recent years, especially among certain demographics. What does this mean for people’s mental health?
The quest for the perfect smile has led to a cosmetic dentistry boom in recent years, with experts estimating that the 100 largest dental firms have increased their turnover by almost 25% in four years. Ben Lees explores the trend and helps you understand what to look out for if you are considering treatment.
Ben Lees looks at what this popular procedure consists of, and what you should look out for if you are undergoing the surgery.
According to a report released last month, painful side effects and complications mean around 1 in 15 women fitted with trans-vaginal mesh support will need to have it removed. Ben Lees takes a look at the Mesh Oversight Group Report, and what it means for trans-vaginal mesh procedures.
Ben Lees explores the findings of the new report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, relating to the significant concerns surrounding the UK cosmetic surgery market.
Ben Lees writes about the vital work of the charity SANDS and why we are supporting their awareness campaign this month.
April 2017 is UK Limb Loss Awareness Month. Here, Ben Lees looks at the purpose of the initiative and the social media campaign that is being run alongside it.
Ben Lees reviews the findings of the recent Flynn report into avoidable deaths in south Wales, and considers how the government’s fixed fee proposals in Clinical Negligence will deny patients and their families’ access to justice.
Solicitor Ben Lees considers the legal and ethical ramifications of paying GPs to reduce outpatient referrals, and how this fits within the government’s wider plan to slash £22bn from NHS funding.
A recent breast cancer risk test devising a 77-gene analysis has been heralded as a ‘major step’ in calculating the probability of women developing breast cancer. But is the NHS’s screening policy lagging behind research and leaving older women at risk?
Ben Lees considers the importance of early diagnosis of cancer, the benefits to patients and the NHS, and proposals for improvements.
Information on the present campaign to reduce the numbers of patients suffering from pressure ulcers and considering practical steps that can be undertaken by hospitals and care homes.
A blog following a recent study which has revealed that Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimated the severity of the disease in half of cases.
Ben is a Partner in the Clinical Negligence Team. He deals with a wide variety of claims for patients who have been injured in the course of their medical or dental treatment. Ben deals with a wide range of medical …
Raising awareness and introducing universal screening of the infection is key to preventing injury and death from this infection.
With recent studies demonstrating a marked increase in the number of clinical negligence claims brought against General Practitioners (GPs), why is there a continuing failure to tackle the most common source of these claims – missed diagnoses?
Delay in diagnosis of bone cancers can lead to worse outcomes for the patient and even death. What more can be done to ensure more prompt diagnosis?
Why are front-line health institutions still failing to provide adequate rehabilitation and aftercare services to spinal cord injured patients?