So it’s not news that people always blame personal injury solicitors for high legal costs, but could it be that the newest row is just a distraction tactic?
Another firm of personal injury solicitors has spoken out against the government’s plans to withdraw the right to Legal Aid for victims of medical negligence.
A firm of medical negligence solicitors, based in Oxford, has expressed its support for the House of Lords peers who do not want the government to stop medical negligence claimants receiving legal aid.
Personal injury solicitors could find themselves dealing with a deluge of medical negligence claims after medical experts warned that doctors are not explaining to their patients that they can suffer withdrawal symptoms when they stop using antidepressants.
Distraught families in the north west of England are making use of the services provided by personal injury solicitors after several of them decided to sue the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for serious medical negligence.
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.
A hospital trust in Yorkshire has already paid £1 million in personal injury compensation to ten patients that underwent surgery which went seriously wrong. It now faces an additional 85 complaints in what is set to become one of the largest medical negligence claims against one individual surgeon.
The trial of Conrad Murray, the US doctor accused of committing medical negligence and involuntary manslaughter, began earlier this week in Los Angeles.
A dangerous shortage of midwives in the UK could lead to an increase in the number of medical negligence claims, claims a partner at Irwin Mitchell.
One of the health reforms the government intends to make is to require hospitals to inform patients when mistakes have been made.
Oxfordshire hospitals cost the NHS more in medical negligence compensation last year than any other area of England.
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