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        Gum disease is a periodontal condition caused by the buildup of plaque around the teeth. It is a relatively common condition that originally manifests as inflammation of the gums or ‘gingervitis’. The inflammation is caused by plaque, a thin film of bacteria, which begins to produce toxins that irritate the teeth and gums. When caught early, gum disease is relatively simple to treat. Reasonable dental care will see the removal of plaque and a return to healthy teeth and gums. Howev...
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        The current NHS contract system for private dentists, based on activity targets over preventative care, could be incentivizing cases of both negligence and breach of contract. NHS dental procedures are often carried out by private dentists that have entered into contracts with the NHS. Certain groups, such as under 18’s and pregnant women, are entitled to these procedures for a significantly reduced fee, with the difference covered by the NHS....
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        There have been several reports in recent weeks stating that doctors “routinely get it wrong” when predicting how long terminally ill patients have left to live....
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        After much thought, Ms T took the decision to undergo a breast augmentation surgery. She made every effort to extensively research the procedure which she eventually underwent in May 2012. In the aftermath of the surgery, Ms T did not have any meeting with her surgeon and was discharged that next morning with pain relief and a follow up appointment arranged the following week. At that appointment the dressing was removed; it was immediately clear to Miss T that there was a significant asymmetr...
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        The incidences of diagnostic error in medicine are as high as one in six patients who have been treated by their GP’s....
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        It’s that time of year again when the evenings are darker and the air is colder and so it’s vital that every cyclist prepares their bicycle for the upcoming winter months. Here is a run through of the top tips to get cycle ready this winter:...
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        There has been an increase in recent years whereby the Third Party Insurers may refuse to pay compensations to Claimants by alleging a Low Velocity Impact (‘LVI’). LVI assertions can arise in road traffic collisions where the Defendant alleges that the impact is unlikely to have caused injury to the Claimant, due to the low speed of the impact (less than 5 mph)....
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        Medical negligence can come in many forms and although the majority of medical professionals will strive to avoid it it can and does still happen, including in the care of private ambulance services....
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