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Simon heads the Clinical Negligence Team, which specialises in claims for patients injured during the course of their medical or dental care.
Simon Elliman considers a proposed new scheme to compensate babies who suffer severe injury during childbirth, and analyses the likely impacts should it be implemented.
In this blog Simon Elliman considers the possible application of artificial intelligence in detecting skin cancer, which is a growing problem in the UK and is going undiagnosed too frequently.
In this blog Simon Elliman considers the different levels of suspicion of skin lesions which are applied in different countries, and argues that General Practitioners (GPs) in the UK may be too complacent when making treatment decisions when melanoma is, or should be, suspected.
Simon Elliman considers the possible effects which the recent referendum vote may have upon policy and resourcing in the NHS.
Simon Elliman considers a recent episode where a 14-year-old girl died after an emergency procedure had to be carried out by torchlight on a ward, due to insufficient anaesthetists or emergency staff being available to open another theatre, and asks what the implications are for NHS resourcing.
In the eighth of our series of articles focussing on all aspects of legal claims for adults and children with cerebral palsy, Simon Elliman provides answers to some of the most ‘frequently asked questions’ by those who are considering bringing a claim for compensation.
In this fourth blog in our series relating to injuries suffered around the time of birth, we will be considering the importance of appropriate monitoring during pregnancy and labour to avoid brain injury caused by oxygen starvation.
Simon Elliman comments on a recent report about the lack of investigation into deaths at one of the country’s largest mental health NHS Trusts, and considers the wider implications of the findings about the failures identified in the report.
Simon Elliman won £30,000 compensation for H, who was mistakenly diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) as a baby, and continued to receive treatment for the condition unnecessarily until the age of 14. H was critically ill as a baby, …
Simon Elliman looks at the recent findings by the NHS Ombudsman in relation to how complaints are investigated, and considers the implications for proposed government reforms of medical negligence litigation.
A blog considering the legal position of patients recently affected by the data breach of a London HIV clinic.
Recent cases have brought into sharp focus the power of the internet as a diagnostic tool, and also the move towards greater patient autonomy in relation to treatment options. This blog considers the implications for doctors and patients.
A recent study by Tamba (Twins & Multiple Births Association) shows that fewer than one in five maternity units has implemented NICE guidelines in relation to delivery of twins and triplets. Is this failure putting lives at risk?
This blog explains the pathology of spinal abscesses, looks at the outcomes faced by patients who develop the condition, and explores the importance of making the diagnosis promptly.
Recent changes in the law and a new GMC consultation suggest that patient safety is becoming an ever more important priority. Simon Elliman considers the implications
A blog setting out the present law in relation to medical negligence and considering whether changes suggested by the Medical Innovation Bill are necessary.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has produced a report relating to the death of a toddler from sepsis, in the hope that the wider NHS learns lessons from his death.
Raising awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer during this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
An inforgraphic of interesting and informative statistics in relation to Cerebral Palsy – the condition, causes and effects.
Bladder cancer survival rates are getting worse, unlike many other cancers. What is causing this and what can be done to improve survival rates?
Will regular revalidation for nurses reduce medical negligence claims relating to poor nursing care?
The clinical negligence team has launched a new Facebook page, Clinical Negligence Awareness, to share information on medical negligence and the charities who help those affected.
Why is it vital to choose an accredited solicitor to pursue a medical negligence claim?
A health watchdog body has urged patients to become “savvy consumers” rather than “grateful patients”, after a survey showed that less than half of those patients who experience poor hospital treatment report it or complain about it.