Rapid resolution and redress compensation scheme for brain injured patients

24 November 2016 By Alicia Cannon
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The Government has recently proposed a new scheme to compensate children who have been injured by negligence at birth. The scheme would offer counselling, case management and legal advice. It is intended to lead to rapid resolution of cases, settle complaints more quickly and encourage staff to be open and learn from their mistakes. On […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,

Breakthrough blood test to detect brain injury

3 October 2016 By admin
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By Alicia Cannon. I was intrigued by recent reports that a new blood test can detect serious brain injuries. Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young people. To diagnose brain injuries, scans are performed but this can cause delay and lead to patients’ conditions deteriorating and in the worst case […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,

A study of 300,000 heart attack patients, led by the University of Leeds, has found rapid increase in PPCI treatment which improves a patient’s chances of survival after a major heart attack.

3 October 2016 By admin
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By Alicia Cannon. The research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and the National Institute of Health Research, showed the increase of heart attack treatment gives nine in ten patients fighting chance of survival. The use of emergency stenting treatment (PPCI), also known as angioplasty, increased from 0.1% in 2003 to 86% in 2013 for […]

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Alicia Cannon, Medical Negligence,
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