The NHS should be bracing itself for an increased number of medical negligence compensation claims after a new report suggests that some diabetics have been receiving the wrong treatment.
A House of Lords committee has claimed that EU rules are putting patients at an unacceptable level of risk, a situation that could see more medical negligence cases being filed against the NHS.
Medical negligence in the NHS cost £1.2 billion over the last two years, recently released research figures show. Nearly half of these personal injury compensation payments were for mistakes that occurred on under-staffed maternity units.
A widower has received medical negligence compensation after an NHS Trust admitted it was liable for the death of his wife.
It would appear that some hospitals do not learn from their mistakes. A new report from the Care Quality Commission showed that, between 2005 and 2008 somewhere between 400 and 1200 people died in Stafford Hospital from medical negligence, abuse or neglect.
Recent research shows that the majority of medical students think they do not have the necessary legal knowledge and skills to challenge poor clinical practice and promote better care for patients.
The Irish government is considering a new system whereby medical negligence compensation would be paid in annual instalments rather than as a lump sum.
Shocking statistics show that the NHS has forked out £112 million in medical negligence compensation in the last five years because doctors have not spotted deadly blood clots.
This week is National Birth Trauma Awareness Week and at the start of the week a couple from Kidsgrove revealed how their son was left with severe brain damage due to the medical negligence of staff during his birth.
Lives are being put needlessly at risk due to a lack of capnographs on intensive care wards according to the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
GPs could start to see an increase in claims for medical negligence compensation after it was revealed that about 600 females have got pregnant after an Implanon contraceptive implant has been fitted.
For a long time, the Royal College of Midwives has been calling for more midwives in the UK. That call has now been supported by the King’s Fund Report.