Sepsis, sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning, is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. It happens when the immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage on the body’s own tissues and…
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A 25-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £51,000 in compensation for the injuries she sustained during her caesarean section at the Whittington Hospital.
A 35-year-old woman was represented by Ben Lees; she received £450,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when she was negligently advised by Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy.
A leading sepsis research charity has raised concerns that diagnoses of sepsis may be missed or delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Lees takes a look.
Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.
Ben Lees takes a look at whether new AI technology will relieve the pressure on the NHS and GPs, or potentially pose real danger to patient safety.
Cosmetic surgery is as popular as ever, 28,315 patients went “under the knife” in 2017 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). But are all the new untested techniques, societal pressures, and ever increasing patient expectations a cocktail for potential disaster?
As cosmetic surgery becomes a topic of everyday conversation, highly popular shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex have been criticised for popularising and trivialising cosmetic surgery. It is common place to see advertisements on the TV and celebrities discussing the latest procedures, but is this trivialising what are complex and potentially risky procedures?
A scary thought, and one that could become a reality. Or is it something to feel positive about? Ben Lees takes a look at the pros and cons of AI-run hospitals.
In an interesting turn of events, the high street cosmetic store Superdrug has announced that they are going to be offering a new ‘Skin Renew Service’ in some stores. Concerns have been raised about the safety and oversight of such treatments.
As a leaked, and now published, report reveals how a hospital’s internal politics and culture put the lives of patients in jeopardy, Ben Lees highlights the importance of proper oversight and the need for the NHS to learn from its mistakes.
A Penzance grandfather has spoken of his terror after a small serrated dental file fell into his mouth and lodged in his throat during routine root canal surgery.