According to guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, anyone aged 65 who presents for medical attention because of a fall, or reports recurrent falls in the past year, or demonstrates abnormalities of gait or balance should be offered a multifactorial falls risk assessment by their healthcare provider.
Around 65,000 hip replacement procedures were carried out in UK hospitals in 2020, according to National Joint Registry statistics.
Most of these proceeded without incident, granting those operated on a new lease of life. Mistakes, however, are sometimes made, with patients being fitted with the wrong sized prosthetic hip replacement being a particular worry.
What can I do if a medical professional failed to x-ray my stab wound which led to a retained foreign body being missed?
A stab wound sounds dramatic and serious, and one would think that any stab wound victim would automatically receive an x-ray to discover the extent of internal damage. In a busy accident and emergency department, a stab wound that appears superficial may not get the level of examination you might expect.
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.