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Mar 09, 2018

Is it possible to sue the NHS for negligence?

The simple answer is yes. A lot of people are put off making claims against the NHS as they think it might be daunting or difficult. It is neither of these things with the assistance of an experienced knowledgeable Solicitor like we have here at Beenletdown. There are a few important factors to consider before […]

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May 22, 2017

Can I Sue My Hospital for Negligence

If you’ve been considering the question can i sue my hospital for negligence, you should know that you can sue a hospital for negligence for a variety of reasons. However, medical negligence is a complex issue so it’s probably best to get sound legal advice on how to how to sue a hospital from Solicitors […]

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Jun 13, 2016

Did the Junior Doctors Strike Affect Quality of Care?

Earlier this year 75% of junior Doctors voted in favour of walking out of their jobs and taking strike action. A question at the forefront of many people’s minds will be: Did the junior Doctors’ strikes mean that the quality of the NHS treatment deteriorated? Many officials believe that this is a definite possibility. Patients […]

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Bullying of Staff in Liverpool-based NHS Trust

An investigation of the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust uncovered some shocking findings. Since 2011, there is mounting evidence of medical failure throughout the Trust. This is more than likely due to the oppressive culture of the Liverpool based trust. During the investigation, one patient revealed that his lung cancer had not been detected by […]

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Mar 18, 2016

“Never Events” and the NHS

At a time when the NHS is facing challenges with Government funding cuts and an ageing population, public support for this great institution is running high. Yet with 308 ‘never events’ taking place in England between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, more still needs to be done to prevent them. A ‘never event’ […]

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Feb 26, 2016

Solicitor Fails to Comply With Court Orders

In some cases, clients who have made a claim and been represented by a Solicitor, have been let down by their Solicitors, often because the Solicitor have failed to comply with court orders. If this happens, a client should be aware of the potential consequences and what action they can take. The Civil Procedure Rules […]

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Jul 12, 2015

Michael Melia Client Testimonial

“The level of professionalism from Armstrong Solicitors t/a Been Let Down was second to none. From the beginning to end I felt comfortable with advice I was being provided, my Solicitor was easy to talk to and friendly. You were superbly efficient and professional and your foresight on all matter on the questions I asked […]

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Jul 09, 2015

How to Choose a Good GP

One of the key decisions you make in your life will be: ‘Who should I choose as my General Practitioner (GP)?’ This person will be responsible for not just your health and wellbeing, but potentially that of your children as well. How do you go about making this important choice? Imagine if you have moved […]

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Jul 07, 2015

Misdiagnosis, the most common malpractice

In 2009-10, the NHS paid out £56 million in compensation to patients who had been incorrectly misdiagnosed. In 2010-2011 this rocketed to £98 million. In 2011, 1,204 successful cases were brought against NHS trusts for misdiagnosis – an increase of 80 per cent over a five-year period from 2006-7. On the basis of these figures, […]

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Jul 05, 2015

Seven-day NHS: What does it really mean for you?

With David Cameron promising that England will “become the first country in the world to deliver a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020, what does that mean for us and is it really achievable? Let’s look at why there is need for a seven-day NHS. First of all, if you are admitted to hospital over the […]

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