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How Much Compensation can You Claim for Medical Misdiagnosis

Have you ever thought that your doctor may be wrong? It never crosses most people’s minds. Doctors are seen as perfectly skilled and widely educated professionals that make no mistakes. But they do – more often than you think. Luckily, if you were misdiagnosed, you can get compensation. The NHS paid out £194 million to 1,302 patients in 2014 and a tenth of all payouts was given after doctors misdiagnosed cancer.

There are three basic categories of claims:
⦁ Claims for total misdiagnosis – A total misdiagnosis is also known as a missed diagnosis and it occurs when a doctor doesn’t recognise the signs of a particular condition or illness.… Read more

Five most misdiagnosed diseases in the UK

We put our trust in medical practitioners to tell us what’s wrong with our bodies, however some diseases and illnesses can exhibit signs and symptoms so complex and variable that it’s challenging for health professions to reach a correct diagnosis.

With this in mind, we’re going to reveal the top five most common medical misdiagnosis conditions in the UK.

1). Cancer

Certain types of cancer are detectable via screening processes which enable discovery at an early stage (prostrate, lung, cervical and breast cancer being examples). Yet this isn’t always the case, and with other types such as pancreatic and kidney cancer, detection is a lot more challenging.… Read more

Do I have a case for medical negligence?

do i have a case for medical negligence

There is no doubt that the work done by a doctor or nurse is not easy. However, this does not excuse any medical practitioner from liability when he or she disrupts the life of a patient or makes it difficult. Since medical employees in the UK are employees of the National Health Service (NHS) or private health facilities, you can institute legal proceedings against the institutions in the unfortunate event that their doctors or nurses mistreat you when under their care. Medical negligence takes many forms, and these include failure to make accurate diagnoses, unindicated surgery or intervention, lack of proper monitor and response, among others.… Read more

How to make a sports injury claim

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

How do I know if I qualify for a claim?
Sports injury claims do have a criteria framework just like other injury claims. A sports injury claim may pertain to an injury incurred while participating in a specific sport. It’s also there to make provision for sport spectators on the side as accidents and injuries do occur to innocent bystanders too. In order to qualify, the injury must have been sustained in adverse conditions, for example, an intentional harm from a third party that results in prolonged pain.

Causes of sports injuries
It’s important to know the grounds for sports injuries because they are diverse and varied.… Read more

How Much Can I Claim for a Head Injury?

How Much Can I Claim for a Head Injury?

A head injury can be minor like open wounds and bumps that can be treated using easy procedures. In other instances, head injuries may include brain damage, which could mean loss of memory, cognitive impairments and behavioural changes that can significantly impact on one’s living.

If you sustained head injuries after an accident, you will at some point consider what you should receive as compensation from the fault party. Voluntary settlement is more efficient and helps to save time for both parties because litigation comes with many costs and could take longer than expected. Calculating the amount of compensation for head injury may be daunting to some people, but with guidelines as shown below you are able to get to an approximate amount that is fair to both parties.… Read more

Lawyers call for NHS compensation claims shake-up

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has called for change of attitudes in the NHS in relation to compensation claims for the health service’s medical blunders.  Lawyers at APIL have argued that major savings could be made to the NHS if it were to cut out needless injuries and adopt a professional and efficient approach to dealing with claims when things do go wrong.

APIL’s vice-president, Neil Sugarman, has said ‘The main problem here is that the NHS has all the facts of the case at its fingertips but often fails to admit it is liable for the injury, so the injured person spends years trying to prove there was negligence, running up costs all the time, only for liability finally to be admitted at the eleventh hour.… Read more

Schools pay £1.5m in injury compensation cases

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has called for change of attitudes in the NHS in relation to compensation claims for the health service’s medical blunders.  Lawyers at APIL have argued that major savings could be made to the NHS if it were to cut out needless injuries and adopt a professional and efficient approach to dealing with claims when things do go wrong.

APIL’s vice-president, Neil Sugarman, has said ‘The main problem here is that the NHS has all the facts of the case at its fingertips but often fails to admit it is liable for the injury, so the injured person spends years trying to prove there was negligence, running up costs all the time, only for liability finally to be admitted at the eleventh hour.… Read more

Beach slip leads to £13,500 injury compensation

A lady who slipped and fell down a set of steps whilst visiting a beach with her family has successfully claimed £13,500 in injury compensation.

She broke her elbow, requiring surgical insertion of metalwork. The compensation claim covered both the injury suffered, and the financial losses incurred by the lady’s husband having to spend time caring for her.… Read more

Local council pays out £6,000 in accident compensation to 84 year old

An 84 year old pensioner who fell due to a missing drain cover, suffering a large cut and bruising to his face, as well as a shoulder injury, has been awarded £6000 in injury compensation from his local council.

He has been left with a large scar on his face and continues to need physiotherapy at Hospital to help him with his injuries.

His Personal Injury Solicitor explained the basis of the case: “The council showed negligence and a breach of statutory duty in failing to maintain the highway in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.”

“The council initially tried to deny responsibility for this accident, and argued that it hadn’t been reported prior to the accident.… Read more

Lorry driver fractures arm while uploading goods – receives injury compensation

A lorry driver has successfully pursued an injury compensation claim after he fractured his arm, falling off the vehicle he was unloading.

As he lost his balance, the man reached out and fell on his outstretched hand. He immediately felt severe pain in his arm and was rushed to A&E where he was diagnosed with a fracture.

He was in plaster for six weeks, in which time he was unable to work and unable to complete regular household chores.

Following his injury, the driver contacted a personal injury specialist and was awarded full compensation after his employer admitted liability.… Read more