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Steve Webb , TSP’s Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitor joins Dream 100’s Murf (Jonathan Murphy) to talk about Hospitals and in particular Accident and Emergency Departments

In part 1 Steve talks about

  • Recent events at Colchester Hospital  – to read more about this view Julian Wilson’s article here
  • The general problems in A&E departments across the country and the concern that people who need treatment may not attend A&E
  • Specific problems that can arise in A&E departments
  • What is a differential diagnosis?
  • Missed fractures – the most common problem that tends to arise in A&E departments
  • What you need to consider to be able to make a claim for clinical negligence

In part 2 Steve discusses

  • The effect on the number of people attending A&E because of the problems at Colchester Hospital
  • Where people go if they do not attend the A&E departments
  • Secondary services supporting the main A&E departments
  • Patient safety concerns
  • Effect of claims on the NHS and its standards
  • How common are medical accidents?
  • National Reporting and Learning Service – statistics
  • Are Medical Negligence claims increasing?

In part 3 Steve and Murf chat about

  • An example of a successful claim – failure to diagnose fractures
  • GP Surgery monitoring by the CQC – risk of poor care
  • Should we be worried about our GP surgeries?

If you have experienced any of the types of problem that Steve talks about with Murf and think that you may have a claim please do not hesitate to get in touch. The TSP Clinical Negligence team will be happy to chat through your problem with you, either in person or on the telephone and this will be completely free of charge.

Steve, who is a Law Society accredited Personal Injury solicitor with more than 25 years experience dealing with clients’ Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims, can be contacted on or 01206 217045.