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Victims of Disgraced Cancer Surgeon Call for Public Enquiry After Receiving £37 Million in Compensation

The victims of Ian Paterson, the disgraced cancer surgeon, called earlier this week for a public enquiry to review how private doctors are regulated. The move comes after a High Court judge awarded a £37 million compensation package to the hundreds of people who suffered because of Paterson.

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Recent BBC Panorama Programme Highlights inefficiencies in Hospital Care

It was recently reported this month on the BBC’s Panorama programme that there are wide spread inefficiencies in dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in multiple English hospital trusts. In some hospitals, the investigation found that staff are not picking up the early symptoms of sepsis in almost half of patients.

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Legal Fee Cap Proposals Risk Access to Justice for Baby Deaths

There has been concern that government plans to cap legal costs for claims where damages are worth less than £25,000. This will have a huge impact on those claiming on the deaths of newborns, and stillbirths. There is concern that the cap will go against encouraging health trusts to learn from their mistakes, and will do nothing to improve patient management. 

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Psoriasis drug, lethal injection story

Woman takes doctor to court after her husband is given lethal prescription to psoriasis drug.

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Thousands of patients suffering problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements

It has recently been reported in the press that DePuy, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson a manufacturer of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, and the NHS are at risk of having to face thousands of new hip replacement negligence claims after the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency products (MHRA) issued a new safety alert about the artificial hips.

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