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Hospital waiting times give rise to negligence

It is concerning to see recent reports that Hospital waiting lists for non-emergency procedures could rise over the coming years from 3.5million to some 5million.  This would, in some cases, mean that many people would have to wait more than 18 weeks for operations

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Should a hospital receptionist owe a duty of care to patients?

In the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust a recent application was heard by the Court of Appeal as to whether hospital receptionists owed patients a general duty of care to accurately advise them as to the waiting times of A&E departments.

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Negligently performed appendectomy at Trust Hospital

We have recently secured compensation for a Claimant who suffered pain and discomfort following a failed appendectomy. Having experienced abdominal pain the Claimant attended her local Trust Hospital. It was decided that the hospital would carry out an exploratory procedure to try and establish the cause of the pain and if necessary remove the Claimant’s appendix. It was decided that the Claimant’s appendix needed to be removed.

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Misdiagnosis at Trust Hospital

We have recently secured compensation for a client who suffered additional pain and suffering following the misdiagnosis of a fractured hip. The circumstances were that, following a sporting injury, our client experienced an intense pain in her hip. She was taken to a London Trust Hospital where X-ray images were taken of the hip. Unfortunately, the Trust was unable to diagnosis the fracture and our client was sent away with advice and pain killers.

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