Medical and clinical negligence claims

Delays in reporting cancer diagnosis

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A recent article in The Times has highlighted the delays in reporting the diagnosis of certain types of cancer, which in some cases can negatively influence a patient's chances of recovery. More …

Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2013–15

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This report looks at lessons learned and is dated 2017. The previous report looked at 2010 to 2012. More …

AvMA 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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A number of lawyers from the BL Claims Solicitors Clinical Negligence department were fortunate enough to be invited to the AvMA 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Friday evening at the Grand Connaught rooms in London. More …

Ongoing failure to properly review chest x-rays leads to missed cancer diagnosis

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I was very concerned to hear on the news that the care quality commission found during an inspection at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth in July 2017... More …

The cost of private healthcare to the NHS

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How much does the NHS pay to fix post-operative complications from treatment in a private hospital? Sam Ward, our Nurse Advisor, explains the recommendations by the CHPI and how they would work in practice. More …

Positive insight from the University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust AGM

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Our Clinical Negligence expert, Kym Provan, attended the annual general meeting of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. In this blog, she provides an insight into the meeting and her thoughts. More …

Oxford Medical Law conference at Wadham College

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Patricia Wakeford attended the Oxford Medical Law conference. In her latest blog, she discusses her visit and the speakers she met there. More …

Brain injury seminar at 12 King's Bench Walk

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Kym Provan attended a brain injury seminar at 12 King's Bench Walk. Here is an overview of the evening. More …

Westminster Healthcare Forum

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Kym Provan attended the Westminster Healthcare Forum. Here is an overview of the event and the highlights. More …

Medical Negligence and the Private Sector

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The case involving Ian Paterson, the doctor who was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent for performing unnecessary cancer operations, has brought to light questions about the issues surrounding insurance and doctors practising in the private sector. More …