One children’s book creator has prevailed on he recent medical negligence case, winning a personal injury compensation award of £250,000 for a laser eye surgery that went terribly wrong, leaving her with permanently blurred vision.
Medical negligence payments made in the 2010-2011 financial year soared, according to the NHS Litigation Authority, with legal experts making the suggestion that the number of personal injury compensation cases in which medical negligence played a part during that period of time has risen by a substantial margin.
A young girl is to receive a settlement of €690,000 after the High Court ruled that she suffered medical negligence before and after her birth in a Dublin hospital.
The General Medical Council has expressed concern at the large number of errors being made by GPs when writing out prescriptions.
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.
The North Cumbria NHS Trust was recently sent home with its tail between its legs, after being forced to admit medical negligence in a case involving a woman being administered a dose of labour-inducing drug that was a mind-boggling 32 times stronger than normal, leading to a heart attack and a ruptured uterus.
Personal injury solicitors recently helped a man from Birmingham to win his medical negligence claim against Russells Hall Hospital in the West Midlands.
It has been suggested that the NHS could save millions of pounds if it simply apologised for making mistakes.
A young girl has won her claim for medical negligence after being wrongly diagnosed as suffering from viral tonsillitis.
An 11-year-old girl from Lincolnshire recently won what is thought to be one of the highest medical negligence awards ever paid out in the UK.
One of the UK’s leading military hospitals has been receiving an increasing number of complaints about medical negligence since the beginning of 2009.
GPs who fail to diagnose ovarian cancer have been costing the Medical Defence Union millions of pounds in medical negligence compensation.