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Medical negligence solicitors advice blogs England (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol etc), Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc), Wales (Cardiff), Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Limerick), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and beyond.

More Women Taking Legal Action for Mesh Implant Complications

November 26, 2017

Over 800 women are joining together to sue NHS and leading transvaginal mesh implant manufacturers based on complications experienced post-procedure. The medical community in the UK has had a longstanding discussion surrounding the effectiveness of mesh implants to treat incontinence and pelvic prolapse in women, with some arguing for their continued use and others calling […]

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Consenting to what? The issue of informed patient consent post-Montgomery

April 18, 2016

I have previously written about the issue of consent to medical treatment following the Supreme Court Judgment in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015]. Subsequent to the decision in Montgomery the issue of consent has been considered in a number of reported decisions. In addition, I have recently settled a claim on […]

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Interested in Medical Negligence Law in the UK?

January 17, 2016

Interested in medical negligence law in the UK? Caroline Moore of www.medical-solicitors.com (on Twitter here) has recently been tweeting useful legal info via #law11sies – worth following this feed on Twitter and checking out their useful guides. Also worth reading this guide from mind.org.uk, Unlock The Law’s guide to medical negligence law in Scotland here. […]

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Florida Supreme Court Leaves Questions for Medical Malpractice Law

January 6, 2014

On December 12, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion expressing its disapproval of a 2011 Florida law that placed restrictions on the ability of expert witnesses to testify in medical malpractice cases. The law allows Florida-licensed medical professionals to present expert testimony in medical malpractice cases, but requires out-of-state medical professionals to get […]

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Abuse in Public Services

November 25, 2013

Shocking news stories give the impression that abuse from public care workers is frighteningly commonplace. However, a report by the Winnipeg government says that the majority of abuse involving older adult victims comes from family members. Similarly, the United States based non-profit organization Do Something says that more than two thirds of child abuse occurs […]

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Wrongful Death Suit: What Kind of Evidence Must Be Proven to Win?

September 7, 2013

The world would be wonderful if everyone was so coordinated and dutiful that no serious injuries ever occurred. Unfortunately, since there are around 37.9 million emergency room admissions related to injuries every year, this is nothing more than a pipe dream. These injuries can be disheartening enough, but when they result in death, the incident […]

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A Heated Court Room Battle Rages Against Johnson and Johnson’s in the De Puy Hip Implant Recall Case

September 3, 2013

Plaintiffs in a heated court room battle against Johnson and Johnson’s De Puy, the manufacturer of an allegedly defective artificial hip implants, scored an impressive victory last week when Judge Brian R. Martinotti, a New Jersey Superior Court judge, denied Johnson and Johnson International’s attempt to separate the bellwether trials of Barbara Gullo and Kevin […]

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PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing: The Preemption Puzzle & Product Liability

August 28, 2013

Drug manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the dangers their drugs present.  If a drug manufacturer knows or should have known about a risk of injury and fails to adequately disclose it, then under the product liability law theory of “failure-to-warn” the manufacturer may be liable to a consumer who […]

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Mirena IUD Caused Injury? You May Be Eligible for Compensation

August 13, 2013

  Many women today use some form of contraception as a way to plan the size of their families. While most birth control is safe to use, other forms cause women to suffer serious health problems. Bayer Pharmaceutical’s Mirena IUD in particular has proven to be one of the more detrimental forms of birth control […]

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Pharmacy Negligence- Philosophy & the Law

July 23, 2013

Typically when we think of medical malpractice we think of negligent doctors.  We read about doctors who misdiagnose patients, surgeons who leave medical instruments in patients, and anesthesiologists who used a medication that was counter indicative based on the patient’s medical history.  However, other medical professionals such as pharmacists also make mistakes, and, sadly, the […]

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