Life after litigation

15 October 2019

Virtual GP apps will revolutionise medical care and the medical negligence landscape

You may have seen a growing number of advertising campaigns for “virtual” GP applications (“apps”) on your daily commute. These apps offer patients the chance to arrange a video or telephone appointment with a GP. The patient can then book a face-to-face appointment if necessary. Some of the providers offer a free service because it qualifies for NHS funding. These apps bring about benefits but also risks and unanswered questions around liability and medical negligence.

Eurydice Cote

10 October 2019

The loneliness of the elderly and considering the need for ‘buddies’ as part of medical negligence claims

Earlier this week, I read Sue Perkins’ comments in Huffpost about her experiment of living in total isolation as part of Age UK’s campaign concerning loneliness in the elderly. The purpose of this experiment was to raise awareness of the very real problem we face in this country, regarding our elderly citizens living alone, with little to no real communication with the outside world.

Laura Sylvester

30 September 2019

Sepsis Awareness Month 2019

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.  Sepsis is a condition that can have devastating consequences if not diagnosed and treated promptly, even when it occurs in adults or children who are usually well.   It is important, therefore, to raise awareness regarding sepsis with the general public and, crucially, within the medical profession.  

20 August 2019

Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Limitation Period

If you are considering claiming  compensation for medical negligence or personal injury, it is important to be aware of the time limit for making a claim.   This time limit is known as the ‘limitation period’. 

7 February 2018

Medical Mistakes

In 2015 Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock, who had been a patient in Dr Bawa-Garba’s care at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.  

Terrence Donovan

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