Medical Negligence Archives

Should GPs have NHS indemnity?

24th July 2017

Christian Beadell a senior solicitor in the medical negligence department considers the difficult issue of rising GP indemnity costs.

Investigation into Hospital Errors

24th May 2017

An investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme which involved freedom of information act request to NHS Trusts, found that over 300,000 adverse incidents had been recorded in a 4 year period.

What breaks the Chain of Causation?

9th May 2017

A sad but interesting case was reported recently which provided a very up to date example of the principle of novus actus interveniens (a new intervening act) in action.

Gynaecology: Mesh Claims Pose a Dilemma for Clients and Lawyers

26th April 2017

The recent flurry of media attention surrounding the problems experienced by hundreds of women who have been treated with polypropylene mesh serves to highlight the ongoing dilemma facing claimants and lawyers in how to progress these types of claims.

Royal College of Surgeons Tackle Patient Consent

1st November 2016

In 2015, the ruling of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board fundamentally changed the practice of consent, shifting the focus of the consent discussion to the specific needs of each individual patient. The decision placed the onus upon the treating party to establish what factors were important to the patient , irrespective of how rare or unlikely they may be.

New birth injuries compensation scheme announced

17th October 2016

At Fletchers Solicitors we deal with many cases where babies have either been seriously injured or died at birth due to negligence. When this occurs, the parent’s first wish is…

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