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8 November 2017

Professor Keogh Speaks Out – NHS Patient Safety

In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph on 29 October 2017 Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS National Medical Director, said that patients were being left in danger because of the absence of any central NHS system ordering changes in practice on safety grounds.  Patients are being left at risk of suffering needless harm, including amputations, devastating maternity complications and in some circumstances, death.  All this because a lack of action to protect patients from known risks.

Richard Lodge

26 October 2017

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 3rd quarter 2017

The third quarter of the year has continued to be packed with judicial decisions, policy announcements and consultation processes.  Those who thought the summer vacation would bring with it a quiet period were mistaken.  The landscape for those who practice within the field of medical negligence continues to be turbulent.

Richard Lodge

19 October 2017

Safety in private healthcare

The BBC Panorama documentary “How safe is your operation?” which aired on 16 October 2017, identified worrying accounts of patients injured through private medical treatment.

Suzanne Farg

13 October 2017

Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence Cases – Can we improve the system?

The short answer to this question is that our legal system, like any other human endeavour, is not immune to change, and neither should it be.  I have been a lawyer for over 30 years, and during my career I have seen many changes.  Some have made things worse for the injured people that I represent, but others have made things much better, and at Kingsley Napley we are always trying to refine and develop the way in which we work.

Terrence Donovan

11 October 2017

Vaginal mesh implants: Parliament set to debate the use of controversial vaginal mesh implants

News broke this week that hundreds of women were suing the NHS and the manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants after facing serious health complications. Women have been left unable to walk, work or have sex as a result of the treatment, with many sufferers claiming they were never informed of the potential dangers before having the mesh fitted. 

Maeve Keenan

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