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Hospital Patients Are Dying From Preventable Blood Clots

November 23, 2012

Concerns have been raised about the number of people dying in hospital due to preventable blood clots. The issue was first raised in 2005 when a report found some 25,000 people died annually as a result of a preventable clot. The problem was recently highlighted once again, this time by the Welsh Assembly’s health committee […]

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Can I Claim For Whiplash If I Wasn’t Wearing A Seatbelt?

November 7, 2012

If you have suffered a whiplash injury through no fault of your own, you will be entitled to claim compensation for the damages you have wrongfully endured. However, what happens if you have contributed towards your injury because you were not wearing a seatbelt? Will you still be able to claim? Or will you have […]

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How are split liability claims different to normal car accident claims?

October 23, 2012

Split liability is a term used for when two or more drivers are involved in an accident where there is no single driver who is clearly responsible. These car accident claims are far more complicated and stressful than normal accident claims, as the liability will be apportioned to the individuals involved appropriately. For example, if […]

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Claiming for Erb’s Palsy

October 17, 2012

If your baby has been diagnosed Erb’s Palsy, you will undoubtedly be devastated by the news. You will also probably be wondering why it has happened. Was it an unavoidable event that no action could have prevented? Or could your baby’s injury have been avoided with the right medical treatment? What is Erb’s Palsy? Erb’s […]

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Will a medical negligence claim affect my benefits?

September 6, 2012

Will my benefits be affected? When you first visit a solicitor regarding your medical negligence claim, it will be difficult for them to determine how much compensation you are likely to receive as they have to take into account any social security benefits you may be redeeming, including income Support and sickness benefits. Benefits you […]

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Missed Fractures

August 15, 2012

If you sustain a fracture, it is reasonable to assume that a trip to the hospital is the best course of action. With a quick examination and an x-ray, doctors will diagnose the break and treat it accordingly. The last thing you expect is to leave A&E with an undetected fracture. And while this may […]

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Has An Insurance Company Offered To Settle Your Whiplash Claim?

July 25, 2012

If you have suffered whiplash in an accident, the insurance company of the driver at fault may contact you offering a quick settlement of your claim. We can understand why this may be tempting to accept: you have just been involved in a traumatic accident, you are coming to terms with your injuries and you […]

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Ten Ways To Avoid A Whiplash Injury

July 24, 2012

Whiplash injuries are common and although it is easy to claim the compensation you deserve following such an injury, it is always best to do what you can to avoid this injury in the first place. Whiplash can be very painful and can last for years, or even never leave completely. So what can you […]

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Birth Injury: Problems in Newborns

July 3, 2012

A birth injury, often known as a ‘birth trauma’  happens during the birth process. The most common injuries are to the skull, brain and spinal cord. The most frequent cause of a birth injury is the baby’s size and/or position during labour and delivery. The following difficulties may also have an impact on the baby’s […]

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Claiming For A Ruptured Bowel

July 1, 2012

A ruptured (or perforated) bowel is a medical emergency that can cause serious health complications if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. If you have suffered because of a delay in diagnosis, or your ruptured bowel was directly caused by medical error, you need to speak to a solicitor about claiming compensation for […]

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