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A recent article in the Guardian asked why people in the UK don’t have as much weight loss surgery as on the continent. I’m not sure this piece explains the full picture.
Richard Coleman considers a new minimally-invasive weight loss procedure.
Solicitor Bhavesh Patel considers the recently published consultation on fixing costs of investigating some clinical negligence cases. The strategy is to reduce the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS – but what impact will the current proposals have on access to justice?
Solicitor Bhavesh Patel considers reports of recent developments designed to diagnose potentially life threatening brain injuries earlier.
Richard Coleman writes about the recently published new national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sepsis within the NHS.
Solicitor Amy Chater considers the importance of good nutrition, particularly following weight loss surgery.
Bhavesh Patel considers the recent ‘warning’ given by the Care Quality Commission to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Richard Coleman considers reports of a new weight loss treatment, known as ‘gastric pacing’, the reported benefits and risks and the growing use of the procedure within the UK.
During Stroke Awareness Month, Solicitor Amy Chater considers the additional injuries a patient can suffer if there is a delay in diagnosing and/or treating stroke, and how financial compensation can assist patients affected.
A blog to raise awareness of bowel cancer- reported to be the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with over 41,000 people being diagnosed every year in the UK, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
In the ninth of our series of articles focussing on all aspects of legal claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy, Richard Coleman explains how compensation is assessed in claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy.
Amy Chater, Solicitor, considers the problems facing GPs and their patients as a result of the ongoing pressures of lack of time and resources, and when failures in treatment can lead to a negligence claim.
Bhavesh Patel consider recent studies providing a potential reversal cure for type 2 diabetes and the implications for patients and the NHS.
Solicitor Amy Chater considers recent worrying news reports about people being passed cards berating them for being overweight.
With increasing discussion in respect of clinical negligence claims being subject to fixed fees, this article considers the impact this will have on those who have suffered as a result of medical negligence.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, and looks at the potential complications if the condition is not diagnosed within the appropriate timeframe.
A blog considering a recent review comparing the risks and benefits of different types of weight loss surgery procedures.
The Clinical Negligence Team acted for Mrs D who suffered anaesthetic awareness and psychiatric injury following a substandard caesarean section, and Mr D who suffered psychiatric injury from witnessing these events. Mrs D underwent a caesarean section but the incision …
A blog considering the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery following news that more patients may be offered such surgery,
The risk of suffering harm due to clinical negligence is not just something which applies to adults. Children can also suffer harm, whether it is during their birth or through any other medical treatment as they grow up. So how does a claim differ for a child to an adult?
A blog to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of male cancers and why prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital.
A year on from publication of the Francis Report’s scathing conclusions on the standard of care provided by hospitals under Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced the Trust’s dissolution.
Our waistlines are said to be increasing but does that mean we should go under the knife to solve the problem?
Public Health England advise that hand washing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections. This is heightened in a medical treatment environment where serious injury can be suffered.