Medical negligence cases can be reduced simply by showing greater care
The figures are shocking and inexcusable. Medical negligence cases, in an era of increasingly advanced medical research and technological development, are still on the rise.
So common are medical blunders in doctors surgeries and hospitals across the UK, the NHS is forced to spend around £1.3bn every year on litigation claims.
Complaints are up, reaching 16,006 from patients or bereaved relatives in 2012–13 compared with 13,517 the previous year, rising by around 80 per cent between 2008 and last year…
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