Medical Negligence News Archives

‘Never events’ in dentistry

15th May 2018

Medical negligence lawyers have long been familiar with the concept of ‘never events’, namely incidents that simply should not occur but for the care delivered falling below the standard of a responsible medical practitioner.

Cauda Equina – Red flags updated

9th May 2018

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have recently combined to prepare and update to the clinical knowledge summary (CKS) for recognising cauda equina syndrome.

Government figures show claims are dropping

25th April 2018

The latest figures from the Government’s Compensation Recovery Unit have revealed that the number of personal injury claims, including clinical negligence claims, has dropped to the lowest it’s been in a decade.

Medical Manslaughter

21st March 2018

On 6th February 2018, Jeremy Hunt announce a rapid review into the application of the offence of Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM) to healthcare professionals.

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.

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