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Are hospital delays putting patients at risk?

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether you need emergency care, an outpatient procedure or treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer, getting the right medical care at the right time is often critical to protecting a patient’s health and achieving the best long-term outcome. Any...

NHS Admits Wrong Metal Plates Used to Fix Bone Fractures

Malcolm Underhill
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The wrong type of metal plates were surgically implanted into a number of patients to treat broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Patients at an unnamed NHS trust were found to have been given flexible plates meant for reconstruction rather than rigid...

Unsafe Syringes Used in NHS for Many Years

Malcolm Underhill
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Only four days after the Gosport Hospital independent inquiry report [1] was released on the inappropriate administration of opioid drugs which reduced the lifespan of patients, a whistleblower close to the inquiry raised a new alert.  Speaking...

Vaginal Mesh Implants: Women Worldwide Claim Compensation For Pain and Complications

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Professor Carl Heneghan, who specialises in evidence-based medicine, stated that some of the devices used in vaginal-based procedures had not been clinically tested.  Furthermore, he was shocked by the number of women affected. The transvaginal...

Contaminated Blood Scandal Victims Will Now Sue Government

Malcolm Underhill
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Over 500 victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have been given leave to seek compensation from the government [1] . The claimants are a mix of survivors and relatives of those who died after being given infected blood products.  More than...

Risk of Need for Hysterectomy After Insertion of Sterilisation Device Essure

Malcolm Underhill
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An investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has found a number of women underwent hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device, Essure , used on the NHS. Laura Linkson, who was fitted with the Essure device in 2013, told the BBC...

Hip replacement sufferers present claim at Londons High Court

Malcolm Underhill
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Over 1,000 personal injury claimants have presented a compensation claim to London’s High Court after suffering failed metal-on-metal hip replacements. Some of those claiming a right to damages have allegedly suffered muscle necrosis and tissue...