Patient Autonomy – Medical Consent

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Patient Autonomy

Julie Aldred, head of clinical negligence here at Wiseman Lee, takes a look at the consequences of an important change to the law relating to medical consent. In a judgement from March of this year, the Supreme Court has overruled the longstanding law on medical consent on the basis that it no longer reflected modern attitudes to patient-centred treatment, failed to … Read More

Blame Game – Professional Negligence

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Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence claims are on the rise, suggesting that either malpractice is becoming more widespread or society is becoming more litigious, says Paul Wershof, a consultant at local solicitors Wiseman Lee. The prospect of facing a claim for negligence affects every professional and thus has the effect of acting as a deterrent against poor practice. In English law, professional negligence … Read More