The increase of a health conscious nation has led to a significant boom in medical health and wellbeing apps, with over 500 million users in the UK. The convenience of an instant diagnosis can be appealing, but some health apps offer inconsistent or inaccurate data. Without sufficient regulation, consumers could be at risk of misdiagnosis and avoid seeking appropriate medical advice.
British Life Science minister, George Freeman, stressed the importance and benefits of health apps by stating that: “We need to continue to encourage patients and citizens to use new technologies to better manage their health, care and treatment. And they need to feel confident in doing so.”
Hudgell Solicitors will be strongly opposing Department of Health (DoH) proposals to place a cap on legal costs involved in clinical negligence claims against NHS organisations.
Importantly, we will do so to not to protect our own earnings in such cases, but crucially to ensure patients across the UK continue to have the option of seeking compensation when they have been victims of sub-standard medical care.
As specialists in handling such claims, we see the devastating, life-changing impact medical negligence can have. When people suffer from sub-standard treatment, they need someone on their side to ask serious questions of those who have let them down.