Insights / The Black Maternity Scandal – dispatches uncovers shocking truths of mismanagement of pregnancy and birth
Why do so many more Black women in the UK die in pregnancy and childbirth?
Insights / Cauda Equina Syndrome – know the symptoms and act quickly
Frances Wright, Clinical Negligence Specialist Solicitor at Ince Metcalfes explains Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), and how the rare and devastating condition can be prevented if recognised quickly.
Insights / Ince Metcalfes raises £700 for Cerebral Palsy Plus Charity
Ince Metcalfes' Clinical Negligence team hosted a charity quiz night for Cerebral Palsy Plus (CPP); a Bristol-based charity working with children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, their families and their care where Frances Wright, Managing Associate in the Clinical Negligence team is the Chair of Trustees.
Insights / Prostate cancer deaths are on the rise - how can you reduce your risk?
Recent analysis by Prostate Cancer UK has identified that deaths from prostate cancer have exceeded 12,000 in one year for the first time. From this, they predicted that prostate cancer will overtake breast cancer as the UK’s most diagnosed cancer in 10 years’ time.
Insights / Supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
January 20 – 26 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Research by Cancer Research UK found that cervical cancer comprises 2% of all new cancer cases in women, and it is the 14th most common cancer among women in the UK.
Insights / Cauda Equina Syndrome Misdiagnosis - Spinal Injuries Awareness Month
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare condition that can have devastating consequences for the sufferer if not diagnosed and treated quickly.
Insights / SEPSIS - A delay in diagnosis
In England there are around 123,000 cases of sepsis a year with around 37,000 patients sadly passing away as a result of the condition.
Insights / The consequences of failing to follow the eight care processes for diabetes
One third of people in the UK who have been diagnosed with diabetes do not receive the ‘eight care processes’ recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). These processes ensure that people living with diabetes are monitored closely to prevent their condition from getting worse and leading to further complications.
Insights / Delay in Diagnosis of Detached Retina
This month we have been considering medical negligence claims which relate to either a delay in treatment, misdiagnosis or the mismanagement of an eye problem.
Insights / Delay in Diagnosis of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye condition that is caused when the optic nerve that connects your eye to your brain becomes damaged. The damage is caused when the fluid in the eye does not drain properly which results in increased pressure inside the eye, and on the optic nerve.
Insights / Delay in Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease
In our last article we explained what vascular disease was and the different types of vascular disease that can occur. The most common type of vascular disease is Peripheral Artery Disease (or PAD).
Insights / Missed Cervical Spine Fractures
The consequences of missing a spinal fracture can be extremely serious, particularly with C1 and C2 fractures where the main aim of treatment is to stabilise the spine.
Insights / Why do medical negligence claims take so long?
At the outset of any medical negligence claim, whether against a hospital trust, a private surgeon, a GP or a dentist, the solicitor conducting the case on behalf of the Claimant should provide their client with a realistic timeframe for completion of the case. This timeframe will be based upon the presumption that the case is successful (which is by no means guaranteed).
Insights / The eight care processes for diabetes
One third of people in the UK who have been diagnosed with diabetes do not receive the ‘eight care processes’ recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).