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24 May 2019

Spinal Surgery Complications – A Change in the Law?

A recent court decision is causing a stir amongst medical negligence lawyers.  The first instance decision in Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health and North Bristol NHS Trust dated 26 April 2019 looks at first blush as if it has changed the principles laid down by Chester v Afshar, which itself was a landmark decision of the House of Lords.

23 April 2019

Requesting Medical Records after a death - Getting started

Losing a loved one when you think it may be because they received poor medical care is incredibly stressful at a time when family and friends are grieving their loss.  Often, people want to see a written record of the final days of their loved one and what happened to them, or they might want to go through years of records to ascertain whether there was diagnosis that may have been missed, such as cancer.

Punam Sood

18 April 2019

NHS Resolution now covering claims against GPs: Possible benefits to patients

Since 1 April 2019, GPs have been covered by the government’s insurance scheme. This means that clinical negligence claims against GPs relating to NHS work will now be handled by NHS Resolution. In this article, Christopher Boughton discusses why this will hopefully benefit patients.

Christopher Boughton

14 March 2019

Drinking tea may be bad for your unborn baby’s health

This was the conclusion of a recent study done by researchers at University College Dublin which showed a consistent link between both coffee and tea caffeine and adverse birth outcomes. Given that some estimates put the number of cups of tea consumed daily at 165,000,000, this may come as something of a shock to a lot of pregnant women.

Aideen McGarry

13 February 2019

Systemic Failings and Cancer Services

Yesterday’s MailOnline featured Julie O’Connor and her family describing failings in care and delays in diagnosis which led to her untimely death at the age of 49 from cervical cancer. In her latest blog, Bridget Hughes, Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence discusses the link between poor care and systemic failure. 

Bridget Hughes

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