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Breast cancer screening compensation advice

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Our specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers may be able to help you claim breast cancer screening compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We’re already fighting in the legal action from the error that hit the news last year where women did not receive their invitations for life-saving screening. The issue, reported in May last year, related to an IT glitch in 2009 that resulted in thousands of letters not being sent out to women aged between 68 and 71.

Some women in the category of patients who didn’t receive their letter developed breast cancer, and some are no longer with us. We’ve agreed to help anyone who needs to claim breast cancer screening compensation, and we’ve agreed to assist on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is the case for those caught in in last year’s scandal, and potentially for other Claimants with similar issues as well.

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Vaginal mesh implant compensation

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We could help you claim vaginal mesh implant compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis if you meet our eligibility criteria.

We’re already representing a number of people for mesh implant compensation, and we could help you too. These can be complex claims with incredibly complicated issues. Some women have been left suffering with mesh implant problems for life. We know that some of the problems people can suffer from can be severe as well.

If you want to make a vaginal mesh compensation claim, one key piece of advice is to start your legal case as soon as possible.

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Legal help for hernia mesh problems

mesh implants

If you’re in need of legal help because you’re suffering from hernia mesh problems, our expert lawyers can help you today.

We’re already representing a number of people who are claiming compensation for hernia mesh problems. The nature of the complications and problems that people can suffer from can be serious and even lifelong.

We recognise the importance of people being able to access the legal help they need to make a claim. That’s why we can help you claim for hernia mesh compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Winter crisis and staff shortages could lead to NHS compensation claims

The usual, but seemingly worsening, winter crisis and staff shortages could lead to an increase in NHS compensation claims.

At the end of the day, victims of medical negligence are entitled to justice. If your life is turned upside down and you’re left with permanent problems and unable to work, you need to make a claim. It’s the only way to try and have some form of pre-incident normality, and compensation goes a long way.

It should be the case that NHS compensation claims stem from the odd error every now and then. However, continual funding problems could cause a surge in incidents; especially at this time of the year.

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Are poor NHS systems endangering patients?

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Poor and outdated NHS systems may be endangering patients as calls for the public health service to catch-up to the 21st century grow.

There have been a few NHS systems issues recently that have caused havoc. Last year’s WannaCry data breach caused huge problems for the NHS and for patients. Operations were cancelled, and services were closed. It all happened because the ransomware used in the attack targeted older systems. Older systems are often not as secure and no longer have patches available.

That’s just one example of poor NHS systems endangering patient safety. There are more.

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Police dealing with mental health issues more and more

Instances of the police dealing with mental health issues is on the rise, and it’s an incredibly worrying trend with a dangerous underlying cause.

Information from a damning report has labelled the state of mental healthcare in the UK as a “national crisis”. The lack of funding and resources has led to the police “picking up the pieces” of a broken system.

The government’s austerity measures have been blamed, with the already overstretched police force now having to step in and deal with mental health issues more and more.

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Ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety

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The ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety, and the government need to act to avoid unnecessary litigation.

In an ideal world, we would have next to no need for victims of medical negligence to make claims for personal injury compensation. This can be achieved through a well-resourced and efficiently functioning national health service. But as we continue to see NHS staff problems to the point where it’s being seen as a “national emergency”, we’re likely going to see higher volumes of claims.

It really is a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped.

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Cervical Screening Error hits 40,000 NHS patients

nhs care in crisis

A cervical screening error is said to have affected around 40,000 patients in the UK after another blunder resulted in letters not being sent out.

The error included test results not going out to a number of patients, and it’s since been discovered that hundreds showed abnormal results.

The error has been blamed on Capita, who the NHS outsourced this work to. It’s not the first time Capita has been embroiled in blunders surrounding the work they do for the public sector. When it comes to the NHS, lives are literally at stake, and this cannot be allowed to happen.

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Maternity unit closures an ongoing concern

the nhs may be heading for a summer crisis!

It’s understood that a high volume of maternity unit closures are taking place as a result of staff shortages; potentially putting patients at risk.

Figures reportedly revealed that, last year, there appears to have been an alarming number of maternity unit closures caused by capacity issues. Reportedly, almost half of units across the country had to close their doors to new mothers at some point. Some of the units were also closed for longer than 24 hours as well.

An aging population of midwives and staff shortages is being blamed for the problem. When resources are an issue, quality of care can be badly affected.

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eBay and other slammed over fake cancer zapper sales

internet hoax

eBay, Argos and Sainsburys have been slammed over online sales of so-called cancer zapper machines that are deemed to be fake.

The idea that a cancer zapper can cure the life-threatening disease came from a Canadian author who died of cancer. The author reportedly claimed that cancer was caused by parasites, and the use of a zapper could kill the parasites and cure the disease.

Needless to say, this method of treatment has been widely discredited. However, desperate patients have been lured into buying the devices online.

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