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"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

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Case studies

August 27th, 2019 Our most notable medical negligence cases 2019

The NHS is facing an existential crisis. The negotiations over junior doctors’ pay and conditions and widespread dissatisfaction among GPs, combined with a £2.45bn overspend by NHS Trusts, is impacting on patient care.

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October 8th, 2017 Wrong chemotherapy drug led to death

Mr G was suffering from cancer. As part of the treatment he had an orchidectomy (an operation to remove his testicle).

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March 10th, 2016 Wrong equipment used in back operation

Mrs D had suffered from back problems and agreed to undergo a spinal operation in order to regain the degree of mobility and flexibility she enjoyed beforehand. This was particularly necessary to her as she had young children and being active was important.

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FAQs

  • What is medical negligence?
  • Can you sue the NHS for negligence?
  • What does a successful medical negligence claim show?
  • How long do I have to make a claim?
  • Is there any evidence I should keep hold of?

Recent articles

December 17th, 2020 The Ockenden Report: how Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust maternity services failed mothers and babies

The sorry saga of the failings at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (STNHST) was subject to continued public scrutiny...

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August 20th, 2020 ‘Fly-in, Fly-out’ surgeon struck off for misconduct

An Italian doctor who did not have adequate insurance to cover the surgical procedures he was carrying out in the UK was...

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August 18th, 2020 Maternal birth injury - perineal tears

It is not always possible to prevent a tear occurring, however, for most women a tear, while painful, is relatively mino...

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