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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...

Deaths In Care Homes Caused By Covid-19

Posted in Medical Negligence on 10th Jul 2020
For those who have lost a loved one in the last 4 months as a result of Covid-19 it is a natural reaction to look for explanations. Coping with bereavement is difficult enough but it is made worse if you do not believe your relative was given the appropriate care or attention. In many instances, death was inevitable given severe underlying health conditions and the lack of specific knowledge of how to treat Covid-19; a deadly virus that spread rapidly in Europe and throughout the world. Nor would any of us want to criticise the efforts of the NHS...
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