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A young woman has won her cauda equina claim against North Devon District Hospital   We specialise in cauda equina claims and work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call our free helpline for a case assessment or send an email to [email protected]   Our client attended the A & E department of the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple complaining of unbearable back pains, but was sent away with only a prescription for painkilling medication. Despite going back to the NDDH on...

Sepsis compensation claims can be made where there has been a late diagnosis of sepsis and the hospital is at fault.   Clinical negligence lawyer Oliver Thorne looks at what is involved in making a sepsis compensation claim. If you have any questions or want to know how No Win, No Fee works then you can call him for a preliminary chat on 0808 139 1606 or send an email to [email protected]   What is sepsis? Sepsis is a result of an overreaction of the immune system following...

The financial impact of suffering a stroke due to medical negligence can be far reaching, so patients should not feel guilty about seeking compensation. Covid-19 has made us even more grateful to the NHS for their tireless efforts on our behalf. However, the justifiable groundswell of public support in recent months has made some people think twice about the morality of bringing a compensation claim against the NHS when things go wrong. But the consequences of medical negligence can be life changing...

Claiming compensation for negligent tooth extraction  We deal with negligent tooth extraction claims nationwide on a No Win, No Fee basis. Contact us on 0808 139 1606 for a FREE case assessment or send an email to us at [email protected] One of the most common types of dental negligence claim we deal with is negligent tooth extraction. For a negligent tooth extraction claim to be successful, we must be able to show that the treatment you received was not of a standard you...

Slee Blackwell medical negligence lawyer Oliver Thorne has been assisting the BBC with an investigation into maternity deaths at the North Devon District Hospital Oliver Thorne, one of the region's leading medical negligence lawyers and a Slee Blackwell partner, has been assisting the BBC with its investigation into maternity care at the North Devon District Hospital. The story, which aired on BBC One's Inside Out and featured an interview with Oliver, can be read here. Oliver told the BBC that he has acted...

We have recently succeeded in a medical negligence claim for an A&E mistake. Here is a brief case summary. If you are looking for solicitors with experience of a medical negligence claim for an A&E mistake then call our FREE LEGAL HELPLINE on 0808 139 1601 for an assessment of your claim and details of our No Win, No Fee funding scheme.  Our medical negligence team has recently represented a woman in a successful claim against Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust. The woman had previously had a successful...

Slee Blackwell have been working with Healthwatch Devon since 2016 in a bid to help improve local health services in Devon. Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. They listen to what people like about services and what they feel could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen.  They essentially have six functions, being commissioned by Devon County Council to: gathering views and experience; making those views...

Sophie Townsend of our clinical negligence team looks at compensation claims arising from failure to provide anticoagulants Anticoagulants, commonly known as “blood thinners”, are frequently provided  to patients with a high risk of developing blood clots that could lead to a stroke or a heart attack. Medical professionals often prescribe anticoagulants where: you have suffered from blood clots previously; you suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis; you have recently undergone surgery which prevents you from moving around; you have an irregular heart beat; you have recently undergone an...

Dental negligence compensation claims   We deal with dental negligence claims nationwide on a No Win, No Fee basis. To find out where you stand call our free helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected]   The thought of going to the dentist can strike fear into even the toughest of people. In all likelihood you will probably spend more time in the waiting room than you will in the dentist’s chair, only to be told that everything is fine and off you...

Medical negligence lawyer, Oliver Thorne, is often asked, 'Can I claim compensation from a GP if a medical mistake is made?' The answer has always been ‘yes’, but a new scheme makes the legal position even more clear-cut. From 1st April 2019, NHS Resolution is operating a new state-backed insurance scheme for GPs in England. It is called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP). The scheme automatically covers all GPs for compensation claims made against them (or anyone working...