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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Medical investigations to be published


    Addenbrooke’s Hospital has stepped forward in support of the latest development from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). The Ombudsman has decided that summaries of cases they look into will be published on their official website. The outcomes of four individual investigations were published on their site in the middle of August, and were the first of their kind to be published in this manner.

    The investigations involved Cambridge University Hospitals among other Cambridgeshire-based organisations. Cambridge University Hospitals is responsible for running Addenbrooke’s Hospital among others in the area. The CUH released a statement supporting the move by PHSO and stating that it would lead to ‘greater transparency’ in the medical field.

    Among the medical investigations that were summarised on the website in the first wave of published cases was one that involved a patient with advanced bladder cancer, and another that focused on the poor treatment of a man with a lump that was found to be cancerous. As time goes on we can expect more medical investigations to be published on the site in summary form, without any identifying details of the individuals concerned. This is good news for the medical profession and indeed for anyone who is thinking of pursuing an investigation of this nature.

    What could the result of an investigation be?

    Medical investigations take place after an incident a patient or the patient’s family feels should be looked into. For example, there may be a misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment or the wrong treatment entirely, or even a delay in receiving treatment. The investigation aims to find the facts of the situation and therefore reach a conclusion reporting on this. If an investigation finds failures on the part of medical staff it can lead to compensation claims being put forward to compensate those who were poorly treated.

    Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline if you think you have been poorly treated

    No one likes to find themselves in a situation where they receive potentially poor medical care or treatment. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline has spent 14 years standing up for people who have been through rough situations such as these. Perhaps you might be entitled to start a no win, no fee* claim with our help. Get the no-obligation advice you need now by contacting us via our 24/7 enquiry line – a service that is free of charge.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.