Misdiagnosis of Cancer Claims and Failure to Diagnose Cancer Claims

It was recently reported in the media that more than 500 patients have received compensation from the NHS since 2014 for failing to spot cancer in patients. Misdiagnosis of cancer claims has cost the NHS £46.9 million in compensation and it is alleged that misdiagnosis of cancer cases occur as often as three times a Read More …

Each Baby Counts: Update

“Each Baby Counts” is the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s (“RCOG”) national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die (stillbirth or neonatal death) or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during labour (see earlier blog and https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts for more information). The salient points from the report Read More …

RESEARCHERS CALL FOR A BAN ON METAL-ON-METAL HIP IMPLANTS

Gregory Abrams Davidson are currently acting for approximately 150 clients who have been affected by the DePuy ASR recall. We are 1 of 6 lead Solicitors across the country that have formed a group to work together on ensuring that patients affected by this recall receive the compensation they deserve. In addition, we are currently Read More …

British Hip Society Statement: 1 March 2012

The British Hip Society (BHS) has recently issued a statement in respect of large diameter metal-on-metal bearing total hip replacements. The statement came following an annual meeting during which recent data in respect of metal bearing hips were discussed. The following was unanimously agreed: * Large diameter metal-on-metal primary total hip replacements using bearings of Read More …

How Do I Find Out the Name of the Implant I had Fitted?

The recent MHRA guidance (see previous article) in respect of Metal-on-Metal implants has sparked a surge of media interest. The guidance is in respect of large head implants (36mm or more) and therefore, it does not apply to those patients who have had a ceramic, plastic or small metal head implant fitted. We are aware Read More …

DePuy Pinnacle: Update

A lot of concern has recently mounted in respect of the Pinnacle hip replacement which is manufactured by Depuy. This implant is still on sale and has not been subject to a recall. Evidence suggests that like the DePuy ASR, the Depuy Pinnacle has a higher than normal revision rate as a result of metal Read More …

MHRA Guidelines: Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

On the 28th February 2012, the MHRA issued guidance to Surgeons across the country in respect of management recommendations for patients with Metal-on-Metal hip replacement implants. Please see the following links for more information: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/dts-bs/documents/medicaldevicealert/con143787.pdf http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9110919/Annual-blood-tests-for-hip-patients-over-poison-fears.html http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/hip-replacement-toxic-risk-could-affect-50000-7462640.html

Metal on Metal Hip Replacements: Update February 2012

We are currently acting for approximately 150 clients who have been affected by the DePuy ASR recall. We are 1 of 6 lead Solicitors across the country that have formed a group to work together on ensuring that patients affected by this recall receive the compensation they deserve. Since the recall in August 2010, there Read More …

REPORT WARNS DOCTORS MISS ONE THIRD OF CANCER CASES

According to a recent NHS audit, more than 100,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year were previously ignored by their GP. According to the survey: * 36 per cent of cancer sufferers were not referred to hospital when they first consulted their GP; * 20 per cent saw their GP at least three times about Read More …

DOCTORS FAILURE TO IDENTIFY BLOOD CLOTS COSTS THE NHS MILLIONS

The Daily Telegraph has recently reported that data published by the NHS Litigation Authority, revealed that the NHS have paid £112 million in compensation over the past five years after doctors failed to identify blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis). It has been reported that there is a failure on the part of staff to either Read More …