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Gadsby Wicks Solicitors welcomes Tony Mitty to its expert team

Posted 5th November 2015

We are delighted to welcome Tony Mitty, an experienced and highly respected litigator, who joins our team of expert lawyers as Partner. Over the past twenty years, Tony has secured millions of pounds in compensation for people who have suffered personal injury and he is dedicated to continuing to do the same at Gadsby Wicks.  …

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New strategy to help GPs spot the signs of cancer

Posted 29th June 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that GPs should be able to order certain tests directly for patients displaying possible cancer symptoms instead of having to refer to a specialist first. The tests include MRI and CT scans, endoscopies and colonoscopies.   As well as more direct access to tests,…

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Number of “never events” at Colchester Hospital are highest in the country

Posted 6th May 2015

NHS England provisional figures have raised concerns over the high levels of serious incidents at two NHS hospitals in Essex. In 2014 – 2015, Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust feature first and third highest respectively in the number of “never events” that occurred in England.   Additionally, Colchester Hospital…

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Are home births safer than hospital?

Posted 13th February 2015

Maternity care in this country has developed considerably over the past fifty years. Along with improvements in ante-natal care, pain management and medical interventions, incidences of babies and women dying during or after labour are now, thankfully, an exceedingly rare occurrence in today’s society. Sadly, mistakes do sometimes occur – often as a result of…

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Medical negligence compensation is not a windfall

Posted 29th January 2015

If you were injured during an operation, or had to face invasive treatment because your GP had failed to diagnose your cancer symptoms, what would you want to happen next? For someone to acknowledge what happened? An apology? Compensation?   From our experience, someone whose life has changed as a result of a medical accident or…

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