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Why NHS delays could lead to a rise in clinical negligence claims

Malcolm Underhill
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This winter has seen the National Health Service under perhaps the heaviest pressure ever, with NHS bosses ordering hospitals to cancel tens of thousands of operations and outpatient appointments in an effort to free up capacity to cope with demand on...

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...

Five Celebrities Who Have Suffered From Medical Negligence

Malcolm Underhill
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Medical negligence can cause pain, suffering, loss of income, embarrassment and in worse case scenarios, even death.  No one, including some of the world’s most famous celebrities is immune from the consequences of a doctor or a surgeon making...

'Never Events' Cause Never Ending Distress

Malcolm Underhill
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A patient’s entire testicle removed instead of the cyst on it.  The removal of a woman’s fallopian tube instead of an appendix.  A scalpel blade being left inside a patient following an operation. The above is not a synopsis of the...