What can I claim after a heart attack?
Unfortunately, misdiagnosis or poor care may negatively affect how a patient recovers from a heart attack. If they or their family believe poor treatment resulted in a poor outcome, they may have grounds to raise a medical negligence claim after a heart attack occurs. Common causes of a heart attack The most common heart
Emergency Services Faces ‘Significant Pressures’ as Waiting Times Hit Record Highs
The latest (June 2022) data on NHS Emergency Services reveal worsening pressure on the healthcare system, with patients in England waiting substantially longer for ambulances, Emergency Departments, and other hospital treatments. The waiting time figures surpass any ‘winter crisis’ on record, a time when Emergency Departments demand typically peaks. The NHS fared worse than ever
Long A&E Waiting Times and Overcrowding Caused Over 4000 Deaths Last Year in England, Analysis Shows
According to research published in the British Medical Journal, “England had at least 4519 excess deaths in England in 2020-21 as a result of overcrowding and stays of 12 hours or longer in emergency departments, an analysis by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has found”. Adrian Boyle, vice president (policy) of the Royal College
Ground-Breaking Inquiry by MPs Finds ‘Serious Failings’ and Evidence of Racism in Sickle Cell Care
Shocking findings from an inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) show “serious failings” in Sickle Cell care and evidence of negative attitudes underpinned by racism. The report by MPs, led by Pat McFadden MP, highlights sub-standard care and treatment of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), low awareness and education on the disease among
Should Doctors be Immune from Medical Negligence Claims While Fighting COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus is one of the most serious healthcare issues in the history of the NHS. Medical professionals have been required to manage a number of complex issues and situations. This includes performing procedures outside their expertise, delays in screening/treatment of non-coronavirus illnesses, ethical dilemmas, and legal concerns surrounding negligence claims. With the
A&E Delays: New NHS England Initiative Set to Reduce Waiting Times
It has recently been announced that NHS England plans to remove the four-hour waiting time target for A&E patients, in an effort to reduce time spent in emergency departments. Since its introduction in 2004, the four-hour target, which requires 95 per cent of A&E patients to be seen within the set time frame, will be replaced
Inquiry after 54 deaths at Russells Hall Hospital’s A&E
A West Midlands hospital A&E is being investigated after concerns were raised over the deaths of 54 patients in a six-month period.