Posts tagged “Medical Negligence”

£54 Million Payout Sought For ‘Botched’ Cosmetic Surgery

March 3rd, 2011
£54 Million Payout Sought For ‘Botched’ Cosmetic Surgery

A record £54 million pay out is being sought via a clinical negligence compensation claim for permanent damage caused after a face lift went wrong. The lady in question had a partial facelift in 2003, but the operation left her with an incurable condition which includes “uncontrollable facial movement, pain … and grimacing.” She is […]

Nursing Homes Not As Safe A You Think

February 24th, 2011
Nursing Homes Not As Safe A You Think

A New York malpractice lawyer said recently that residents in [US] nursing homes should be careful, as nursing homes are not as safe as many people think. Speaking with reporters, Paul Dansker said: “There are a few basic problems that occur over and over again. And those problems can be very, very dangerous.” Often nursing […]

Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

February 16th, 2011
Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

While health reforms in the USA are starting to take effect, experts involved in dealing with medical negligence issues are as far apart as ever. However one individual is hopeful this will change. Gene Ransom who is executive director for the Maryland State Medical Society recently told reporters: “Hopefully, Democrats and Republicans can work together […]

Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

February 10th, 2011
Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

An Illinois malpractice lawyer wants surgeons to inform their patients as to whether or not they have had sufficient sleep prior to carrying out any operation. The lawyer, Patrick Salvi believes that this could prevent many malpractice suits being served on medical professionals. Publishing a report in the New England Journal of Medicine Mr. Salvi […]

How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

January 31st, 2011
How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

Not as easy as you might think, according to one lawyer, Robert Webb. He recently told reporters: “Most people think of medical malpractice as something a doctor does; negligence in treating a patient. However, medical malpractice may also refer to any health care professional, and that includes dentists, nurses, druggists, technicians, therapists, hospitals and clinics.” […]

U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

January 27th, 2011
U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

A malpractice lawyer from Illinois is hoping that the number of injuries in hospitals can be reduced. He argues that many of the injuries caused to patients are due to errors made by hospital residents during treatment. Patrick Salvi told reporters: “Study after study indicates that there is a very serious problem with the training […]

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 […]

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 […]

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