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Causation and the Claimant’s natural disadvantage

on Jan 21, 2021

What a claimant must prove In a claim for clinical negligence, a Claimant must broadly prove two things. First that an error has occurred in their tre...
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What is the impact on compensation claims for medical negligence?

on Jan 19, 2021

It goes without saying that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all aspects of life, but in particular on those requiring medical treatment for c...
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Can Blood Clots Be Dangerous?

on Dec 02, 2020

Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. However, if a blood clot form...
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Is a failed vasectomy negligent?

on Dec 02, 2020

A vasectomy is a male sterilisation procedure after which a man should no longer be fertile. The vasectomy procedure and how it works A vasectomy work...
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Commonly Misdiagnosed Disorders: Endometriosis

on Aug 24, 2020

Endometriosis is a disorder that can affect women at any age and is often misdiagnosed. If left untreated it can cause a lot of pain and complications...
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Deaths in Care Homes caused by Covid-19

on Jul 10, 2020

For those who have lost a loved one in the last 4 months as a result of Covid-19 it is a natural reaction to look for explanations. Coping with bereav...
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Disruption of Treatment during the Covid-19 Outbreak

on Jul 03, 2020

Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 12 March 2020. As a result the UK declared a lockdown on 23 March 2020...
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GPs' Evolving Standard of Care during an Evolving Pandemic

on Jun 30, 2020

This blog looks at the standard of care patients can expect from their primary care providers as England and Wales opens up after the Covid-19 crisis ...
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Covid-19: Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment

on Jun 26, 2020

When Covid-19 came into the spotlight in March 2020, life changed for all of us. Despite the difficulties, at Specters we have maintained our focus an...
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Covid-19 and Effects on Treatment

on Jun 16, 2020

It is not news to say that Covid-19 caught everyone off guard. The NHS had a difficult job to adapt their processes and priorities to handle this pand...