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A guide to undiagnosed birth injuries to mothers

Childbirth is a transformative experience, but for some mothers, it can lead to injuries that often go undiagnosed. In this article, we will explore the prevalence of injuries to mothers during childbirth, the types of injuries, and crucially, how to…

Understanding how medical negligence compensation works

 Understanding the intricate process of medical negligence compensation is crucial for individuals seeking justice for the suffering caused in a healthcare setting. In this article, we will break down the key components, including how compensation is…

Urgent support needed to improve patient safety in UK maternity services

Written by Natalie Richardson, Birth Injury Solicitor   Maternity services are under increasing scrutiny at the moment, with 10% of NHS maternity care services rated as inadequate and 39% rated as requiring improvement in 2023. This is an increa…

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease and how can it be managed?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), is a condition where there is a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries which restricts blood supply to the legs. The relation…

The challenges of diagnosing endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in areas outside of the uterus, typically in the pelvic region. This can cause severe pain, especially in relation to menstruation, sexual intercou…

What are the common type of dental negligence claims?

Dental negligence can have serious consequences for patients, leading to both physical and emotional distress. When dental professionals fail to meet the standard of care expected in their field, patients may be entitled to pursue dental negligence c…

A guide to medical negligence terminology

Introduction  Navigating the complexities of a medical negligence claim can be overwhelming, especially when confronted with complex legal jargon. This guide aims to breakdown and simplify the language associated with medical negligence claims, provi…

Respiratory Infections: What you need to know

Respiratory infections are a common health issue that affects millions of people every year. One type of respiratory infection that is particularly concerning is a respiratory virus called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV can cause a variety of…

How cold weather could cause ear problems

As the temperature drops, we often wrap up warm to protect ourselves from the cold. However, while we take steps to protect our bodies from the winter chill, we can forget about our ears. The truth is that, in some cases, winter can cause hearing pro…

When should you see an ear, nose, throat doctor?

If you're experiencing any issues with your ears, nose, or throat (ENT), it may be time to see an ENT doctor. These medical professionals specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the head and neck. Here's when you should cons…

Common ear, nose throat diseases & disorders

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that can affect individuals of all ages. These ailments can significantly impact a person's quality of life, making it essential to understand how common they are…

Understanding Macular Degeneration Fact Sheet

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the middle part of your vision and there are two types; dry age-related macular degeneration and wet age-related macular degeneration. Approximately 600,000 people in the UK currently…

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