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NHS mental health matters

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NHS mental health matters are incredibly important to get right. The importance of quality help and support for those who are suffering due to the pressures and worries in life cannot be understated.

We are much more aware of the need to look after ourselves these days, and we are also living in a time where there are increasing pressures from a number of different things taking place all around us.

As lawyers, we have a lot of experience when it comes to mental injuries and how we can help those suffering from them.

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Sodium Valproate compensation claims

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Eligible clients can be entitled to claim Sodium Valproate compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis with our leading team of injury lawyers.

Victims could be due compensation for any suffering and loss that has been caused as a result of medical negligence or product liability in respect of using the drug. Unborn babies may have been exposed to risks when mothers were taking the drug around pregnancy, with few knowing about the risks involved.

Our team can provide free, no-obligation claims assessments – contact us here now.

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Compensation for negligent advice about medication

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You could be eligible to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and loss caused by negligent advice about medication, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

In most claims for personal injury, you can pursue damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused (known as General Damages) and for any losses and expenses incurred (known as Special Damages). As long as you have suffered in some way and the suffering has arisen from the negligent advice about medication, that is when you may be eligible to pursue a case.

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Hernia mesh removal and claims for compensation

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Hernia mesh removal can be incredibly difficult to perform, and patients can still be left with serious complications. We pursue personal injury compensation for hernia mesh patients, and we may be able to help you.

There are many ways in which you could be entitled to pursue a claim. For eligible clients, we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Gynaecology negligence claims for compensation

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Gynaecology negligence claims are some of the most serious and sensitive that our expert medical legal team helps people with here at The Injury Lawyers.

A legal case for compensation can be an avenue to achieve some form of justice for what has happened. It can allow a victim to recover compensation for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused. It can also include losses and expenses claims, which could cover time off work or changes in employment. It can also cover private treatment and surgery costs if this can be proven to be beneficial.

The team is always happy to provide free, no-obligation advice when you need it here now.

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Hospitals failing to meet promise of safe maternity unit

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According to recent reports, a number of NHS hospitals that said they had a safe maternity unit have had their claims reportedly proven wrong. Upon review, it was reportedly judged that seven trusts conducted false self-assessments of their maternity services, and they may now have to repay millions of pounds to regulators, according to The Independent. In reality, a number of babies may have tragically died as a result of poor care.

The news comes not long after an inquiry into the reported ‘systemic racism’ of NHS maternity services was launched, suggesting that wider failings are at play. Some 14 NHS trusts are understood to have reportedly failed to meet at least one safety action to be implemented, meaning concerns over maternity care continues to be a widespread issue across the health service.

Those affected by failings in relation to maternity matters may be able to bring claims on the basis of medical negligence if it has occurred. It is unacceptable that many mothers and infants may have been harmed as a result of negligent practices, which is why we are encouraging anyone who has been affected to contact us for advice.

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Ian Paterson compensation claims

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The disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson is one of the most infamous medical practitioners in the UK. After practicing at public and private hospitals for many years, it was revealed that Paterson had reportedly been performing unnecessary or incomplete breast surgery on many patients. Gradually, more and more of Paterson’s former patients were contacted in relation to the potentially dangerous treatment and surgery they underwent at his hands. Now, it has been reported that a further 5,500 victims could be eligible to engage in the Ian Paterson compensation claims process.

Following a criminal case, Ian Paterson was reportedly found guilty on 17 counts of wounding with intent, plus a further 3 counts of wounding, for which he was sentenced to 20 years. His actions may have harmed thousands of patients, and it is concerning that he was able to get away with such dangerous treatment for so long.

As specialists in personal injury and medical negligence claims, we want to help those who were harmed by Ian Paterson to achieve the justice that they deserve. The traumatic procedures he subjected them to cannot always be reversed, but the hospitals who allowed such a doctor to continue practising can – and must – be held accountable.

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Spire Healthcare court case comes to conclusion

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A private healthcare provider has been fined after it was found that it failed to notify patients of potential treatment failures and problems within a reasonable period of time. The Spire Healthcare court case has now led to a fine of £5,000 for the firm, which was also ordered to pay almost £15,000 in court costs.

The care provided by Michael Walsh, a former orthopaedic surgeon, was reviewed within Spire Healthcare in 2017 and later by an orthopaedic consultant in 2018. It has been reported that four affected patients were not made aware of the potentially negligent care until at least several months after the concerns were said to have been raised.

It is concerning that Spire Hospital Leeds delayed giving information to patients for so long, leaving them unaware of the reasons behind the pain they may have been experiencing following potentially harmful procedures. Healthcare organisations should always be transparent when it comes to medical negligence investigations, or they risk worsening the health and wellbeing of affected patients.

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson – hundreds of potential victims yet to be contacted

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Despite the fact a year has passed since the independent review into breast surgeon Ian Paterson and his treatment of patients, it is understood that hundreds of his former patients have yet to be contacted in the ongoing patient recall. It may be that approximately 6,500 of Paterson’s patients have been contacted, but a total of 11,000 may still need to be reviewed.

Paterson is currently serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted of wounding with intent. His unnecessary practices, such as mastectomy procedures that were not required, were not only dangerous, but also incredibly traumatic for the victims, leaving them with physical and mental scars.

We believe that it is not only Paterson who should be held accountable – the hospitals in which he worked in have a lot to answer for too. It is shocking that such treatments completely bypassed hospital management, and it suggests that systematic failings allowed Ian Paterson to get away with his harmful actions. As such, we believe that there are many of Paterson’s patients who may still be able to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been contacted by the hospital involved, or if you believe you have been affected, do not hesitate to contact us for advice on your potential claim.

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Lung Cancer Referrals down 50% due to COVID-19

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Cancer Research UK has revealed that lung cancer referrals are said to be down 50% over the last few months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Fewer patients may be visiting their GP with lung cancer symptoms due to the similar nature of coronavirus symptoms, and this is seen as a cause for concern.

Cancer Research UK is said to be concerned not just about the apparent lack of lung cancer referrals, but also the lack of referrals for all types of cancer. They fear that the Government’s ‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives’ messaging may have impacted people’s decision-making to visit their GP and, as a result, hindered early diagnosis of cancers and, perhaps, the outcome of treatments.

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