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Can Blood Clots Be Dangerous?

Posted in Medical Negligence on 9th Nov 2020
Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. However, if a blood clot forms inside one of your veins unexpectedly and does not dissolve on its own, this can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation. Failure to diagnose and treat these either acutely or prophylactically can lead to devastating circumstances. Types of blood clots The circulatory system is made up of vessels called veins and arteries, which transport blood throughout the body. Blood clots can...

Is a failed vasectomy negligent?

Posted in Medical Negligence on 7th Sep 2020
A vasectomy is a male sterilisation procedure after which a man should no longer be fertile. The vasectomy procedure and how it works A vasectomy works by stopping sperm getting into a man's semen. It is a simple procedure during which a man’s vas tubes are cut or sealed so they no longer able to carry a man’s sperm. This means that when a man ejaculates, the semen has no sperm making a man permanently infertile. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, where a man is awake but does not feel any pain, and it takes about 15...

Commonly Misdiagnosed Disorders: Endometriosis

Posted in Medical Negligence on 24th Aug 2020
Endometriosis is a disorder that can affect women at any age and is often misdiagnosed. If left untreated it can cause a lot of pain and complications, including infertility. Unfortunately, often symptoms are misconstrued as being due to alternative, incorrect causes. This is a condition that cannot be reversed, only treated. As such, the need to correctly identify the need for a gynaecological referral in the first instance, either at GP or A&E level and thereafter the need for the gynaecological team to treat correctly and quickly is vital. What...
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