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What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical Negligence Whilst medical treatment is usually performed to an adequate standard, errors and misjudgements do occur which may result in injuries that could have been prevented. Such errors and misjudgements can give rise to a legal claim for medical negligence in which you will be entitled to financial compensation calculated by reference to the… Read more »

Medical Negligence – Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is a general term used to describe a disorder where abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain adversely affects a child’s ability to control his or her muscles and which results in significant physical disabilities. There are many different types of cerebral palsy which primarily… Read more »

Medical Negligence – Stroke Treatment

Stroke is a serious medical condition where the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off causing damage to that part of the brain from cell death. There are two main causes of stroke Ischemic stroke (accounting for over 80% of all cases) occurs where the blood supply is stopped due to a… Read more »

Medical Negligence – Infection Claims

Acquiring an Infection Most medical procedures carry risks of acquiring an infection. Indeed, about 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital will acquire an infection during their admission. The most common infection experienced during a hospital admission involves staphylococcus aureus. This organism is carried in the noses of about 30% of normal, healthy people. When… Read more »

Medical Negligence – Orthopaedic Negligence Claims

Orthopaedic Negligence Claims Orthopaedic Surgeons specialise in the treatment of bone, muscle and joint problems. The wide spectrum of surgery which orthopaedic surgeons undertake includes to repair bone fractures, reduce joint dislocations, fuse joints and spinal discs, undertake ligament reconstructive surgery and replace major joints including the hip, knee and/or ankle. Where medical errors or… Read more »