The first report of Donna Ockenden and her team into the review of maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been published today.
We know that our clients would far prefer not to have to make a claim after suffering an injury but often it is a necessity because of the impact of the injury on their health, family and finances. We work to understand every client’s needs and aims in order to rebuild their lives. We do not focus solely on money: we know financial security is important but we understand that rehabilitation, getting the right care at home after leaving hospital, difficulties with state benefits and the impact upon employment and family are all important. We can involve the wider team to help on many of these and other related issues where appropriate.
Simply put, when you are treated by someone working in the healthcare profession, you are owed a duty of care. You are putting complete trust in them to give you the best possible care and treatment. Most of the time a high standard of care is exactly what you will receive but sadly mistakes and errors do happen. If this does happen, then we are on hand to support you every step of the way, whether this is just to obtain some advice or if you wish to make a full claim against the healthcare professional in question.
We have been recognised for the work we do
For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
I wrote an article in July 2020 highlighting the “First Do No Harm” report which came about following the independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. You can read it again here which will give some context to the comments made by Theresa May. The report was long overdue and rightly recognised errors that had been made and the deficiencies within our healthcare system in utilising and dealing with these drugs and products. Like Theresa May, I had hoped that the government would implement plans to carry out the recommendations sooner rather than later.
North Bristol NHS Trust have concluded that around 40% of patients who underwent innovative mesh operations to resolve bowel problems should have been offered alternative forms of treatment first.
NHS England recently reported plans to recruit an ‘army of advisors’ to support GPs, following evidence that approximately half of all appointments were not related to medical conditions.
Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.
NHS England has worked with families, carers, professionals and a range of other stakeholders, to develop new guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Although there may be some wear and tear showing, the overwhelmingly fantastic work carried out all over the country, every day, represents what can usually be expected.
Fixed costs for clinical negligence cases valued at less than £25,000, is to become a reality and is in the pipeline of Government changes set to take effect over the next 12 months or so.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
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