Regulation of cosmetic surgery

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The Government is considering whether the cosmetic surgery industry should be more effectively regulated.  The medical director of the NHS, Sir Bruce Keogh, has considered a number of areas and made a series of recommendations: Advertising and Information  The amount and nature of the information and advice given to patients needs to be improved. He also questioned whether sufficient time … Read More

Personal injury claims shake-up

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The government has implemented an overhaul of the way in which personal injury cases are funded and the way in which claims are run. An automated computerised “portal” claims system has been operating with varied success for claims valued up to £10,000.00 for a few years, where the fee a claimant’s lawyer can recover from the defendants towards their client’s … Read More

S. -v- Barts NHS Health Trust

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Failure to diagnose breast cancer The Wiseman Lee LLP clinical negligence department has successfully recovered significant damages in a tragic case concerning a failure to diagnose a left breast lump which appeared in October 2006 as cancer, even though our client was promptly referred by her GP to Newham University Hospital.  The consultant located a lump, classified it as benign … Read More