Michael Twaits, medical negligence expert, on clinical errors and negligence cases

doctor patientAlmost every patient seeking for help in a medical institution experiences mixed feelings. On the one hand – it is a deep sense of faith in the power of modern medicine, high level of responsibility and expertise of the attending physician. On the other hand – personal experience, a mixture of insecurity and fear about the result of medical care and doubts regarding a quick, painless recovery. Barksman & Co representative, the firm specialising in medical negligence and represented at medical negligence solicitors category, has sent Michael Twaits to give practical comments and share his point of view (as it turned out, with a grain of philosophy).

‘With more than 20 years of experience in the medical and administrative circles I can say that there is no reason to believe that you’ll get a 100% guarantee of quality in healthcare services, and selfsame, there is no reason to lose faith in medicine – even in today’s challenging environment a professional can accurately correct diagnosis and prescribe effective, successful treatment’ says Twaits. It should be noted those who pays for health services directly to the doctor (institution, clinic, etc.), oftentimes think they get an extra protection from medical errors, but the origins of the medical services provision, as a rule, are beyond the commodity-money relations. At the same time, provision of medical services differs in a certain extent from the provision of services in other social sectors. (more…)

How legal services customers choose the providers in numbers

solicitors-ukThe article is dedicated to the most interesting parts of a comprehensive YouGOV study of the legal services market. The gigantic work observes the period from 2011 to 2015 and touches various aspects of legal services consumption in the UK: from pricing levels to the most popular law services. The post is based on the data provided by UK-based banking, corporate, clinical negligence solicitors and many other legal services users.

The importance of delivery speed

The biggest part of the respondents, 41%, has admitted the speed of services provision was ‘fairly important’, and in 26% of survey participants this indicator was absolutely vita. Interestingly, none of these 2 indicators has changed in since 2011, when the aforementioned numbers were 42 and 29% accordingly. The results confirm that the speed aspect is absolutely crucial – only 4% in 2015 have admitted it’s not really important (2% in 2011); ‘not very important’ answers accounted for a modest 5%, meaning that just around 9% pay little or no attention to the speed of getting things done.

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