Having a medical or surgical procedure undertaken can be unnerving at the best of times. In most cases, procedures are straight forward and successful, and there is no doubt that the UK has some of the highest quality healthcare provision in the world. However, occasionally things go wrong and, in some cases, this is due to clinical negligence. There are a whole range of instances where negligence is the reason for patients suffering varying degrees of complications, which could have been avoided had care been administered properly.
It is not always easy to determine whether the right level of care has been provided, particularly when complex procedures are involved. However, the number of clinical negligence cases has risen in recent years, [...]