Report on failings in maternity care at Pennine Acute Hospitals

Yesterday I was reminded with such anger, sadness and indignation, as to why I do the work that I do as a medical negligence Solicitor. The Manchester Evening News published the most dreadful of reports concerning the failings of care in maternity services in the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The report (which it seems […]

The real reason why claimant solicitors cost the NHS so much in legal fees

We clinical negligence lawyers often get a bad press, with the red tops regularly running stories about the legal fees paid to claimant lawyers by the NHS. There is another side to this (of course, there always is) which the story of my client Ted (not his real name) will help to tell. It’s a […]

Delay in Diagnosis

GPs face increasing patient demands, mainly due to an ageing population and the complexities of their health conditions. In theory a GP will see a patient who presents with a set of symptoms and signs. They follow a simple process by taking a history, doing an examination, through to reaching a diagnosis. However the diagnostic […]

You need a loud powerful voice when medical care goes wrong!

As a nation we have an inbuilt trust in those we go to for help when we are ill or have a medical problem.  Whether we are treated under the NHS or private health care, we know that those people who treat us undergo long, intense periods of training for the right to call themselves […]

Death caused by violence

Can you claim compensation if a loved one has been killed due to someone else’s violence? YES! Price Slater Gawne have acted on a number of cases including those where the deceased has been murdered or killed on a night out; at a public event – such as a festival, football match, concert, sporting event; […]

Antidepressant use in Children – Should it raise concerns?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concerns over the rise in the use of antidepressant medication in children the BBC has reported. A new study shows that there was a 54% increase in the number of children prescribed them in the UK between 2005 and 2012. There were also significant increases in prescription rates […]

The consequences of failure to diagnose and treat sepsis

Sepsis is a potentially life threatening condition, triggered by an infection or injury. The body’s immune system goes into overdrive as it tries to fight an infection, but this over reaction leads to an attack on the body by reducing the blood supply to vital organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys. If diagnosed […]

Potential misdiagnosis of asthma in children

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory respiratory condition that causes coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. It can be diagnosed at any age, but it often starts in childhood. When a person with asthma comes into contact with something that irritates their airways, the muscles around the walls of the airways tighten so that the […]

Equality of arms

Amidst all of the press coverage of the EU referendum it is easy to overlook the extent to which the UK government is tipping the scales of our justice system in favour of the wealthy and powerful. In 2014 we had a huge hike in Court fees which means that many are unable to pursue […]