Sadly, breast cancer is now the most common type of cancer in the UK, accounting for 15 per cent of all new cancer cases, according to the charity Cancer Research. Every year, there are around 55,200 new diagnosis of breast cancer in the UK alone.
The coronavirus pandemic has put enormous strain on our healthcare system, with our dedicated NHS staff working tirelessly to tend to the thousands of extra patients this unforgiving virus has generated.
As the Covid-19 crisis has deepened, increased hospitalisations have forced most routine or elective surgery to be halted, numerous outpatient appointments and referrals have been delayed, and screening and tests for medical conditions were deferred or cancelled.
In taking the decision to delay the second dose, the Government has effectively decided that it was better to provide more people with limited protection in the shortest possible time and thus help protect the NHS from being overrun, than offer fewer people the maximum possible protection.
A recent High Court ruling that children under 16 are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to puberty-blocking drug treatment has brought the issue of gender dysphoria and consent to treatment by children, to the forefront. Get in touch for confidential legal advice on behalf of yourself or a child on this or any other medical negligence issue.
A child who suffered brain damage after a catastrophic fall in blood sugar levels within days of his birth is to get millions of pounds in compensation. Medics allegedly failed to recognise the potential consequences of the child’s reluctance to feed which led to his collapse due to hypoglycaemia, the High Court was told.…
If you or one of your loved ones has suffered delays to your treatment due to Covid-19, which has had a negative impact on your health and wellbeing, or if you fear that the vital treatment is likely to be cancelled or put on hold in the future, it is important that you seek help from a specialist medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible.
Given there is no vaccine for coronavirus yet, the drive to increase immunisation against flu stems from the double threat posed by flu and coronavirus this winter. Research shows that catching flu and coronavirus simultaneously can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences.
If you were left seriously ill or a loved one has died of Covid-19 in a care home, you may be entitled to claim compensation, as long as you can show that someone else’s negligence was to blame. To prove negligence you must show the person responsible owed you a duty of care, that they breached this duty of care and that you or your loved one suffered injury as a result.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned many ‘new normals’ – not least a marked increase in the use of virtual GP services, with more and more people seeking a diagnosis over the phone or via a virtual GP application.
The family of a woman who died after being seriously injured during reconstructive cancer surgery has been awarded more than £100,000. Some patients who had maxillofacial surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary between 2009 and 2016 have since had problems eating and talking. Margaret Burrell, 76, from Ratby, who died in 2019, was deemed…