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Does the age of your doctor affect your care?

Posted on May 23rd 2017

The study was conducted by Dr Yusuke Tsugawa at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, U.S.A. It measured the mortality rates of patients treated by doctors of various ages in the same hospital. The study analysed what happened to patients following 736,537...

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Case Study – Infective Endocarditis Claim

Posted on March 20th 2015

Oliver and Co has recently successfully recovered compensation in excess of £600,000 for a Client, after GP’s failed to diagnose possible infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis is an infection that affects part of the tissue that lines the inside of the heart chambers. The infection usually...

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Compensation for Holiday Injury

Posted on December 4th 2014

Oliver & Co have successfully pursued a claim for a client who sustained soft tissue injuries to her lower back following an accident which occurred when she was on holiday in Tunisia. Our client was on holiday with her children when she slipped on wet...

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Hospital safety standards shocking

Posted on November 28th 2014

A recent report by the BBC describes how inspectors have found safety standards in hospitals in England to be “shocking”. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) released a warning following publishing the results of its annual state of care report. The new system has been designed...

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Grandmother dies after receiving wrong prescription

Posted on October 31st 2014

A recent report in the Telegraph sets out how an inquest heard of a grandmother’s death following a prescription error by staff at a Pharmacy in Bristol. She was prescribed Prednisolone, which is a drug used to control Crohn’s Disease, but was instead dispensed a...

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Poor NHS care kills up to 10,000 people a year

Posted on October 10th 2014

A recent report in the Guardian Newspapers sets out that poor NHS care kills up to 10,000 people a year according to claims by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) chief. The treatment being provided by Hospitals and GPS is said to be “dangerously” variable. The...

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NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

Posted on September 30th 2014

A recent BBC News report sets out that the number of complaints made regarding NHS care in England has increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) figures on written complaints showed an...

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“Doctors could be struck off if they fail to apologise to patients”

Posted on September 18th 2014

A recent report by the Telegraph describes how Doctors could be struck off for failure to “blow the whistle” on a colleague soon enough or for not apologising to patients and their relatives when they make a mistake, under new proposed rules being set up...

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