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Too many images but not enough pairs of eyes

5th September 2018

    Written by Natasha Perkins, Solicitor at Fletchers.  It has been reported in the news over the last couple of months, more recently over the last fortnight, that there…

Bristol bowel surgery patients recalled for case review

9th July 2018

Southmead Hospital in Bristol has widened its review into patients who have previously undergone controversial bowel prolapse surgeries known as mesh rectopexy amid concerns that  poor outcomes are not confined solely to procedures performed by surgeon Antony Dixon.

‘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.

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