Medical Negligence

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Fatal Septic Shock

In England alone, around 120,000 people per year develop sepsis.  Out of those, about 30,000 die. These are serious numbers.  In the last 5 years or so, Sepsis protocols have been developed to deal with this medical condition.  The media has helped increase awareness, including awareness inside the medical profession.  Fatality and septic shock Sepsis …

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What is the negligence in clinical negligence?

You’d expect the answer to “what is the negligence in clinical negligence” to be straightforward.   Like a car accident.  Someone crushes your rear bumper.  Unless there’s a really good explanation, that driver’s negligent.  A restaurant serves you meat that’s gone off.  Your sick.  The restaurant’s negligent.  In a clinical context – hospital, GP, dentist, …

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Doing it right – the Code for treatment of mental health illness

The Government reports 2,726,721 people had contact with NHS secondary mental health services in the period 2018/19 – about 4% of the population of the UK.   If you take out the under 18s (632,261), and the elderly (340,040 – a high proportion of whom will require help because of dementia), this leaves 1,752,420 adults …

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