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What happens when I make a Medical Negligence claim?

Written by Richard Stanford on 13 March 2023

Clients who initiate a Medical Negligence (also known as Clinical Negligence) claim with Brindley Twist Tafft & James (BTTJ) are first asked for in-depth details of the background to their case. All members of the BTTJ Medical Negligence expert legal team then usually meet twice weekly to pool their knowledge and expertise to determine which claims are likely to meet the necessary legal criteria. Read On


Hospitals Sending Patients to Hotels due to Social Care Crisis

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Review of Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Written by Adam Lloyd on 4 April 2022

The long-awaited final report of Ms Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwife was published earlier this week, on 30 March 2022.  This report follows on from Ms Ockenden’s previous report published in December 2020. Read On

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Covid-19: The Impact upon Clinical Negligence

Written by Tom Barnes on 19 August 2021

Clinical Negligence litigation relies on the opinion of medical experts, to identify and establish breach of duty, causation and quantum issues. Many of these medical experts work in both public and private sectors and many of whom have been called forward to healthcare’s front line in the fight against Covid-19. This has created a shortage of available experts to give evidence on liability and/or quantum to support both the Claimant and Defendant. Read On


How are Surgical Negligence Claims Investigated?

Written by Lynette Walsh on 24 April 2019

Surgical negligence covers a variety of cases. It may occur when the medical team fails to provide the appropriate standard of care either before, during, or after surgery. If this has resulted in an injury, then you may be able to make a claim against the hospital. Our medical negligence solicitors can help you to investigate whether or not this is the case. Read On

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AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel welcomes Tom Barnes for a further 5 years

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How best to proceed when a case combines an accident at work with medical negligence?

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GPs to be insured by Government?

Written by Tom Barnes on 5 February 2019

It is probably little known to most that General Practitioners (GPs) do not have insurance to treat you. Instead, GPs are required to be a member of a “Defence Union”, which provides discretionary indemnity arrangements in the case of a negligence claim.  Read On

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Why do patients consider making a compensation claim? NHS publishes their findings.

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What is the role of a Medico Legal Assistant?