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Category: Clinical Negligence

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Birth Injuries to the Mother – What Happens Next?

Birth injuries are a common feature of medical negligence cases, but these usually focus on injuries to the newborn. Injuries to the mother during childbirth are also common, but are often dismissed as being a natural consequence of the birth process. This is not always the case. Birth injuries can have long-term and life-changing effects…

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We’re Supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month #StartMakingNoise

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 11 women die in the UK every day from ovarian cancer. Awareness of ovarian cancer is low, both among women and GPs, with two-thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread. The Clinical Negligence Team at Ison Harrison are supporting the charity Target Ovarian Cancer by spreading…

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Can I Claim For a Delay in Diagnosing Cancer?

Finding out that you or a loved one has Cancer is absolutely devastating, whilst considering the prognosis, treatment and overall implications you may start to consider if it could have been diagnosed sooner. Cancer Clinical Negligence Claims Most claims in this area relate to a delay or a failure to diagnose the disease. It is well known…

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Testicular Torsion – Know the Signs

A twisted testicle, more accurately described as testicular torsion, is a painful experience but the effects can be long lasting if medical treatment is not administered as quickly as possible. Testicular Torsion is a medical emergency; there is a short window to treat before permanent damage occurs. Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord twists…

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Our Work in 2017 Supporting Birth Injury Charities

At Ison Harrison, our work in supporting charity groups and raising awareness of birth injuries is well documented. We are one of only three law firms in England and Wales recommended by the national charity the Erb’s Palsy Group, with whom we have partnered in 2017 to promote a series of fantastic events. Specialist knowledge…

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Understanding Cauda Equina Syndrome

There are several different parts to the spine, each with its own name. Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) relates specifically to a particular one of them. The human vertebral column comprises 33 different vertebrae, five of which are known as lumbar articulating vertebrae- which actually come in pairs. The second to fifth lumbar nerve pairs and…

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Raising Awareness of Sepsis

Sepsis is known as the ‘silent killer’. It is a rare but very serious complication of a routine infection, and can have fatal consequences if not diagnosed or if mis-diagnosed. Currently there is a “Just Ask: Could It Be Sepsis” campaign being promoted on a national basis- at Ison Harrison, through the experiences of our…

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What Is An Extravasation Injury?

Extravasation is the leakage of certain harmful medicines into the body from an IV drip or injection into and through a vein. Some medicines will only cause slight damage and they are called irritants. Medicines that cause more serious damage are called vesicants. Medicines such as chemotherapy and penicillin, can be dangerous when they escape…

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Newborn Jaundice – Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Jaundice is a common and usually harmless condition in newborn babies. What is Jaundice? Jaundice is caused by the build-up of Bilirubin in the blood.  It can also be called Icterus. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces old red blood cells. The liver helps break down Bilirubin so it…

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Clinical Negligence Case Study – Baby T’s Story

Ms M and Mr T were expecting their first child, the pregnancy was considered low risk and although Ms M suffered from morning sickness throughout it was a normal and uneventful pregnancy. Ms M’s waters broke early on Saturday morning and she went straight to the hospital. Following an examination and another gush of waters…