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Are Polite Patients at More Risk of Medical Negligence?

30th September 2013

As part of our survey into changing attitudes on pursuing legal action against medical negligence, we asked more than 600 NHS staff if they felt hospital conditions would be improved were patients to complain more at the time they noticed a drop in the standard of their care.

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Top NHS Managers Used to Combat UK Medical Negligence

23rd September 2013

The decision to pair strong senior managers from the nation’s top performing NHS hospitals with those facilities now under ‘special measures’ came into effect this week, with the potential to initiate an unprecedented shift in patient care.

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Can the NHS Offer Internationally High Standards?

13th September 2013

New revelations this week that NHS hospitals are being outperformed by health services in the US have forced us to revisit the findings of July’s Keogh mortality review and question what action can be taken to improve standards of care nationwide.

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œ10 Million Case Settled for Spinal Injured Client

6th September 2013

While we at Fletchers would stress that compensation isn’t everything, funds awarded in cases of serious injury and medical negligence can certainly make a difference in rebuilding a person’s life. We are thrilled to announce that our client Darren Russell, who was left paralysed from the neck down after an accident in 2008, has now received one of the biggest compensation payouts in the UK.

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On Your Bike – Because Life Doesn’t Stop After Serious Injury

19th August 2013

As medical negligence and serious injury specialists, we see our fair share of life-changing injuries. From road accidents to sudden illness, or the incalculable effects of a medical misdiagnosis, the experiences of our clients serve to both challenge and inspire.

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New Poll Gives Insight Into NHS Staff Opinions

12th August 2013

In June we launched a survey to gauge public opinion about the ethics of suing services like the NHS. Our aim was to reveal the real issues affecting our healthcare system, with the online poll acting as a platform for concerned individuals to share opinions absent from news reports and government reviews.

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Fletchers client lends her voice to campaign for NHS change

5th August 2013

This week we launch an awareness campaign asking patients and their families to take action against sub-standard medical care. The campaign adopts the refrain ‘challenge, collect and change’ as a memorable way to prompt people who suspect medical negligence to act.

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Seven ways for the NHS to become more transparent

29th July 2013

Earlier in the year we suggested means by which the NHS can seek to raise standards of care and in doing so, reduce the strain of legal action against it. Here, Fletchers Solicitors puts forward seven ways for our national provider to improve its transparency.

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CEO Ed Fletcher asks what Keogh means for the future of the NHS

22nd July 2013

Last week, the Keogh Mortality Review delivered its verdict on the state of 14 NHS trusts with above-average death rates recorded between 2011 and 2012. The findings point to widespread failures within our hospital system, exemplified in the worst possible way ? avoidable patient deaths.

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Law career in need of a change scene? We’re recruiting!

12th July 2013

Fletchers Solicitors is poised for expansion following a significant increase in the number of medical negligence cases, and as a result we are looking for five senior solicitors to support our growth and join our specialist team in scenic Southport.

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When the dust settles – taking your doctors to court

4th July 2013

Last week we highlighted the difference a second opinion can make to your healthcare and overall wellbeing. The Fletchers team know from experience, however, that for many people a second opinion will come too late, and that it can’t always prevent negligence at the hands of an errant doctor or hurried hospital system.

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Five reasons to seek a second opinion

28th June 2013

Ever wanted a second opinion? You might have asked several friends what they think of an important decision you’re about to make, or sought a shop assistant’s opinion of a product you were looking to buy. So should your healthcare be any different?

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Life and love after serious injury

20th June 2013

Fletchers Solicitors recognise that serious injury brings a host of challenges, both for the individual affected and for their family and friends. From physical recovery and ongoing rehabilitation to the onslaught of medical bills, often at a time where capacity to work is harmed, it can be difficult to see beyond the negative.

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