Category “Medical negligence”

Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

January 24th, 2011
Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

Going to see your doctor when you are ill is something we all take for granted. What we also take for granted is their ability to diagnose and prescribe proper treatment. It is a job most of us would not want to do simply because it does come with risk. No one is infallible, and […]

Biggest Medical Malpractice Settlement In History

January 20th, 2011
Biggest Medical Malpractice Settlement In History

Well, this appears to be the case in Illinois, USA. The plaintiff was awarded $1 million. The case revolves around a 61 year old woman who visited her local GP, usually called primary care physician in the USA. She presented flu-like symptoms. The GP seemingly gave the woman a proper medical examination, including taking an […]

Wales NHS Compensates Close to £90m for Negligence

January 7th, 2011
Wales NHS Compensates Close to £90m for Negligence

In the last three years, Wales NHS has paid out nearly £90 million in medical negligence compensation. The Welsh health service  paid out £31. million during the 2009/2010 period, £18 million in 2008/2009 and a further £38.8 million in 2007/2008. In South Wales, the largest compensation pay out was £11.8 million after errors in monitoring […]

Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

November 16th, 2010
Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

Legal aid will be cut in a bid to save money, it has been revealed. Justice Minister, Ken Clarke revealed that legal aid will now only be provided for those in desperate need, as the state looks to reduce the legal aid bill by 350 million pounds. The legal aid programme currently costs 2.1 billion […]

Relatives protest after pregnant woman dies in hospital

October 18th, 2010
Relatives protest after pregnant woman dies in hospital

The relatives of a pregnant woman who died in hospital have protested amidst fears of medical negligence. Rashida Begum Talikot died at the weekend after being admitted to hospital; she was due to deliver her baby but her relatives have accused the hospital of denying her specialist care, which eventually led to her death. The […]

Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

October 15th, 2010
Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

David Cameron has promised to clamp down on the ‘compensation culture’ and instead create an effective health and safety system, which treats “adults like adults.” Cameron made the comments in a foreword to a health and safety review, which is due to be carried out by Lord Young, a former Conservative minister. He said that […]

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