Medical negligence victims could find it easier to succeed in compensation claims after hospital inspectors cast doubts on the accuracy of medical records, say solicitors at Coles Miller.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors discovered inaccuracies (1) in cancer waiting times data at Colchester General Hospital in Essex.
A 15 per cent rise in medical negligence deaths to more than 300 a month is “shocking,” say solicitors at Coles Miller.
Some 1,834 patients died due to alleged medical negligence in England and Wales in the six months to March 2013, compared with 1,593 in the previous period.
Personal injury solicitors Coles Miller are sponsoring award-winning safety centre LV=Streetwise for the second year running.
Last year the injury claim solicitors sponsored an LV=Streetwise competition that encouraged school pupils to design trendy new cycle helmets that children would be more likely to wear.
The Dorset law firm is writing to its MPs in support of a campaign by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Patients and their families should be more ready to offer “constructive criticism” when the new regime of hospital inspections comes into force, suggest medical negligence solicitors Coles Miller.
Larger teams of inspectors will tour the wards but visits will be much shorter than at present so patients may have to be more vigilant, say the lawyers.
The injured victims are risking their long term health by failing to press for specialist follow up treatment by physiotherapists.