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New technology helping to diagnose cancer...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 12th Mar 2021
The advancement of science and spotting cancer The science is always advancing following which a lot of things need to adopt accordingly, including how the current laws adapt. It is always positive when the science progresses in order to help patients. In this case we are referring to edible capsules with a camera inside that might help to diagnose patients with cancer and/or any other illness such as Crohn’s disease. This is not a new invention per se, however, the new plan is to make it more accessible to patients under NHS in order to ensure...

Waiting times during Covid-19

Posted in Medical Negligence on 2nd Feb 2021
Can I still claim for a delayed surgery? Covid-19 has caused a lot of disruption to both our everyday lives, as well as to hospitals. That means that a lot of treatments might have been postponed, delayed or cancelled as a result. The general guide to NHS waiting times in England has not changed throughout the pandemic. It is still suggested that the maximum waiting time, for instance, for non-urgent referrals is 18 weeks, whereas for cancer patients the waiting time remains 2 weeks from the day the appointment is booked through the NHS e-Referral...

Causation and the Claimant’s natural disadvantage

Posted in Medical Negligence on 21st Jan 2021
What a claimant must prove In a claim for clinical negligence, a Claimant must broadly prove two things. First that an error has occurred in their treatment. Second, the Claimant must prove that the error has caused them to suffer a loss i.e. a physical and/or psychological injury. This is known as Causation and is often a difficult hurdle in clinical negligence claims. To prove the second limb of this test, that an error has caused the Claimant loss, the Claimant must prove on the balance of probabilities what would have happened but for the negligence...
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