Selecting an expert in covid-19 related medical negligence claims could be a challenge, as Ellen Robertson explains

A former NHS official has announced plans to sue the health service after he was told he would need to wait longer for cancer treatment due to the covid-19 crisis. 

As patients have seen delays and disruption to life saving treatment, solicitors should be prepared for clinical negligence claims arising out of those delays. We may also see more claims arising out of errors made in diagnoses and treatment during the covid-19 lockdown. 

The retired NHS trust executive, Rob McMahon, was told that he had an elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test result at a routine health check in early March this year. 

McMahon was sent for further tests before undergoing an MRI scan on 19 March. The scan indicat...

Ellen Robertson
Temple Garden Chambers

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