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Opening Imaging CDs – Clinco

Opening Imaging CDs – Clinco ~ by Sarah Wallace Opening imaging discs is a constant bugbear for those involved in clinical negligence cases. At the recent Inspire MediLaw Summer Conference experts and clinical negligence solicitors alike expressed their frustration about this very issue. CDs are not a very suitable method of storing large complex graphic…Read Article

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Medical Records Collation – Clinco

Medical Records Collation – Clinco ~ by Sarah Wallace Any specialist fee earner working in clinical negligence will want to be very careful about where the medical records are sent for collation.  Often the collator is the first person to review the records in detail.  It’s essential that the records are put in the correct…Read Article

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Why Do People Bring Clinical Negligence Claims?

Why Do People Bring Clinical Negligence Claims? ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Contrary to popular belief, the number of people who bring clinical negligence claims is relatively small. Whilst no figures are available for the number of medical mistakes each year they are thought to be very high. An estimate in 2000 put the…Read Article

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Witness Evidence: Is It Just One Person’s Word Against Another’s?

Witness Evidence: Is It Just One Person’s Word Against Another’s? ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Where there is a dispute of facts, people often think it is just one person’s word against another’s. In reality, most of the time it is not. Clinical negligence cases do not normally depend on what witnesses of fact…Read Article

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Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent

Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Tracy Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EHWC 164 (QB) The nature of doctors’ duties in advising and obtaining consent to medical treatment changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. Since then…Read Article

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Is Consent to Treatment Valid?

Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Has a patient given valid consent to treatment? What is the medical expert’s role in reporting on the issue following the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015? Consent to Medical Treatment: The Law…Read Article